Big Ten's best set a high standard
The Big Ten had every right to puff out its chest heading into this season.
The league had restored its national reputation in 2008-09, sending seven teams to the NCAA tournament and Michigan State to the national title game. Better yet, all five first-team all-conference selections returned to school. Not surprisingly, the Big Ten placed six teams in the Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll, the most of any league.
Toss in several of the nation's elite coaches, and ...
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