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Big Ten basketball power rankings: Feb. 15

Illinois' Malcolm Hill shoots a layup over Wisconsin's Ethan Happ during the game against Wisconsin at the State Farm Center on Sunday, January 31. The Illini lost 63-55.
February 14, 2016

1. MarylandThe Terps boast five starters averaging double figures. Melo Trimble, Diamond Stone and Robert Carter Jr. lead the way for the best Maryland squad since 20022. IowaMany would argue for Iowa...

The futility of doubting Michigan State

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine celebrates after a 74-65 win against Maryland on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
January 26, 2016

Tweet: With help from neon, lime green uniforms, Michigan State back on trackMaybe it was the neon green uniforms, but Michigan State was powered by a strange, new energy source Saturday against Maryland....

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State

Pivotal game awaits Illinois basketball against Michigan State
February 6, 2015

If you take a quick look at Saturday’s matchup between Michigan State and Illinois on paper, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the Illini’s chances.  The game is at Michigan State and John...

Big Ten Basketball Preview

November 4, 2014

Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 20-15, 7-11 Big Ten Postseason Finish: Lost in second round of NIT Key Losses: Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey, Tracy Abrams (Torn ACL) Key Returners: Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna...

Illinois’ win makes Big Ten title tough for Spartans

Illinois’ win makes Big Ten title tough for Spartans
March 2, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The reward was Chicago-style pizza from East Lansing’s Pizza House. At least that’s how some of the Illinois basketball players celebrated their victory over Michigan State...

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