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Big Ten Basketball Year in Review: Who’s Poised to Challenge Michigan State Next Year?

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Andrew is finally over Michigan State’s loss in the Final Four, so here’s a comprehensive team-by-team look at how the Big Ten did and what the future looks like. Michigan State is once again the prohibitive favorite, BUT:

  • Can Matt Painter or Jon Beilein ever be doubted again?
  • Is this the year we figure out if Greg Gard can coach?
  • Can Illinois or Rutgers break their NCAA tournament droughts?
  • Is there any hope for Northwestern?

All these questions and more!