The Opposite of a Box and One

This past Saturday, Illinois pulled off a pretty surprising upset by upending Maryland at Madison Square Garden. The Illini came into the game at 1-7 in conference play, while the Terrapins were darkhorse contenders for the title at 7-2. Nonetheless, Brad Underwood's team won by double figures, in his best »

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The Post Lives On in Iowa

As a freshman, Jahlil Okafor made over 66 percent of his shots at a high usage at Duke. He got to the foul line, he rebounded, blocked some shots, and was generally unstoppable one-on-one in the post. He was the 3rd overall pick in the following NBA draft, and the »

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Is Michigan Slipping?

One of the biggest stories over the past season and a half has been Michigan's defense. For nearly a decade under John Beilein, the Wolverines oscillated from merely mediocre to horrific. The good news is that the offense was so good, the ineptitude on the other end of the floor »

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Big Ten Season Preview

Josh: OK, back again. The summer flew, and yet basketball seems like such a long time ago. But here we go! Every time I write the previews, I go back and look at the computer preseason rankings and find at least a couple of surprises. The one I can't seem »

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Rutgers 18-19 Preview

We may never know if Steve Pikiell is a good coach. That's how bad Rutgers is, and has been for quite some time. The Scarlet Knights went 3-15 in Big Ten play last year, and believe it or not, that's kind of a good season for them. Since joining the »

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