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Auburn & Purdue Similarity

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Ivan Maisel's fluff piece about Auburn's wait to win the national championship hits close to home for this Boiler

Former Purdue assistant finding success in Missouri

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Cuonzo is taking his team right to the top it would seem. It may not be a popular subject but if Matty takes the escape clause in his contract could we be seeing Cuonzo as head coach in the future? Just a random thought.

Mbakwe in Jail

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Mbakwe violated a No-Contact order with an old girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend has been going through a "rough patch" in her life, and Mbakwe posted "I hope all is well with you"on her Facebook wall. It was an innocent message, but a clear violation of a No-Contact order. I am curious what Minnesota will do and if he will be out for the game on Thursday.

More Trouble For The Gophers

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This might help us come Thursday, if he's suspended.

Co-Player of the Week Ryne Smith – Purdue Jr. – G – 6-3 Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer Purdue’s Ryne...

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Co-Player of the Week Ryne Smith – Purdue Jr. – G – 6-3 Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer Purdue’s Ryne Smith earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor after shooting 78.6 percent from beyond the arc and averaging a team-best 19.0 points per game in the Boilermakers’ wins over Penn State and Iowa. Smith also averaged 3.5 rebounds per game on the week which tripled his career average of 1.0 per outing. The Toledo, Ohio, native opened the week with a career-high 20 points at Penn State, leading all scorers in the game. He was 5-of-5 from three-point range against the Nittany Lions, which tied the Purdue record for threes in a game without a miss. Against Iowa, Smith finished with a game-high 18 points on a career-high six triples. He also tied a career high with three assists. Last Purdue Player of the Week: E’Twaun Moore (Jan. 3, 2011)

Per the Big Ten's Official Release

A Trip To The Champaign Room

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Joe from Hail to the Orange asked me to stop by his Champaign Room podcast yesterday, and excellence ensued.

"Penn State 69, Indiana 60: How's that rebuilding effort going in Bloomington? Let's be honest...

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"Penn State 69, Indiana 60: How's that rebuilding effort going in Bloomington? Let's be honest here, if the Hoosiers can't win a home game like this, how many games can they expect to win in the loaded Big Ten?" -Andy Katz

http://espn.go.com/ncb/notebook/_/page/notebookweeklywatch1004/week-6

Breakdown of breaking down the 1-3-1 zone

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The Mikan Drill (a great X's and O's blog) shows how ball movement and LewJack's ability to drive broke down Northwestern's 1-3-1 zone.

Newest Bracketology: Purdue a #2 seed

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I would absolutely take it. Yes, we're in the same region as Duke, but if you want to be the best you have to beat the best. First two games would be in Chicago too.

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