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Big Ten Basketball Links: 8/19

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Kevin C. Cox

Big Ten related basketball news has started to slowly increase, though it's being buried underneath all of the conference hype for the upcoming football season. Nonetheless, we take a look at a handful of stories that have been developing throughout the conference.

Spike Albrecht looking to continue meteoric rise at Michigan

Sports Illustrated recently took some time to profile Michigan guard Spike Albrecht, who was relatively unknown until an impressive 17 point first half performance in the NCAA title game.

Penn State Wins Final Euro Game

Penn State picked up a 95-53 win over Binnenland on Thursday, bouncing back from a loss against St. Jan the game before. The team was led D.J. Newbill's 24 points. Penn State finished their Euro Trip with a 2-1 record.

Brandon Brantley Hired As Assistant Coach

Purdue has hired Brandon Brantley as an assistant coach. Brantley played for the Boilermakers earlier in the 90s and will be replacing Micah Shrewsberry, who departs to join the Boston Celtics coaching staff.

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