College Hoops 101 (12/21/10)

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If you are unfamiliar with College Hoops 101, it is a weekly feature here at The Sports Bank that runs every Monday (Tuesday this week… sorry for the delay) and breaks down everything you need to know going on in the world of college basketball.  I will look back at the previous week and peak ahead to some of the key match-ups in the next seven days.

By: David Kay
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Keith Benson a Beast, Oakland Grizzlies Scaring Big Ten

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If the Big Ten wants to expand to 13 teams, at least for college basketball, the Oakland Golden Grizzlies are a good candidate. The school located in Rochester, Mich.—near the Palace of Auburn Hills has given two of the three Big Ten teams they’ve played a scare.

Three days after leading the Illini for the first 25 minutes (before Illinois pulled away with a 18-0 run, in a game that drew national attention because the first part of the game was mistakenly played with a women’s basketball) the Grizz gave Michigan State all they could handle, losing by one in the final seconds.

They’ve also played Purdue this season, with trips to both Michigan and Ohio State remaining.

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