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Ohio State will play five Big Ten teams home-and-home in men's basketball in 2016-17, including Michigan State, Wisconsin, Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska.
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The Spartans will have single games against Indiana, Maryland and Wisconsin
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Finally, two games against the in-state rivals.
Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers were also-rans last season but each enter next season with renewed hope, Syracuse needs stellar play from one of its freshmen and news and notes from around the nation
Syracuse's Malachi Richardson didn't look like a one-and-done prospect this past season. But Richardson got hot late and now appears he will stay in the NBA Draft.
We discuss what's up with Kentucky's John Calipari pretending like he wasn't referencing Duke's recruiting tactics on this episode of the Eye on College Basketball podcast.
Reggie Lynch, a transfer from Illinois State, was expected to play a key role for Minnesota this season, but was suspended from all team activities after he was arrested Sunday on probable cause of criminal sexual conduct.
The field for the 2016 Gavitt Games is highlighted by national champion Villanova at Purdue.
Here's five teams that can make the leap next season into March Madness.
From a Wisconsin legacy cemented to Villanova cruising to victory in the second round, CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein checks in with some observations from the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

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