Spartans hope to challenge Buckeyes
Since the Big Ten has an 18-game conference schedule, some of the teams already have played four league games -- including Big Ten favorite Ohio State, which is 4-0 and 16-1 overall. The Buckeyes' only loss was at Duke in early December. Having given coach Jim Foster his 700th career victory on Dec. 31, Ohio State is seeking its sixth consecutive shared or outright regular-season league title.
Michigan State, which saw an Elite Eight berth slip away in the final minute last March ...
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Graham Hays and Mechelle break down the 2009-10 conference races.
Graham Hays• Big East is UConn's to win or lose
• Rest of Pac-10 chasing Stanford
• Lots of competition in A-10, Mountain West
• More mid-major previews
Mechelle Voepel• Duke emerging as ACC favorite
• Big 12 might be most interesting race
• Can Spartans test OSU in Big Ten?
• Lady Vols, Lady Dogs on top in SEC