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BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT
Minnesota's Jim Brewer

Brewer earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1973. He ranks among Minnesota's career leaders in several categories, ranking first in rebounding average (12.09) and third in rebounds (907). He was named the Big Ten-Chicago Tribune MVP in 1972 after helping guide the Gophers to the Big Ten Championship. Brewer was also tabbed first-team All-Big Ten in 1973, All-Big Ten honorable mention in 1972 and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 1971. During his final season at Minnesota, he was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America first team. The three-time Minnesota MVP was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team. A first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1973, Brewer played nine seasons in the NBA and was a member of the 1982 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship team. He is the uncle of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

Big Ten Snapshot:

Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin all wrapped up the opening week of Big Ten play with 2-0 records...

Three in Top Five For Fifth Straight Week:
The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was well-represented with five teams among the top 25, and three positioned in the top five of both polls...

Remaining Unblemished:
Ohio State and Wisconsin remained unbeaten at 15-0 on the season by winning Big Ten games over the weekend...

The Week Ahead:
Three more top-25 matchups are on the Big Ten schedule this week, including #5/T4 Michigan State hosting #3/3 Ohio State on Tuesday...

Previewing Michigan State-Ohio State:
Michigan State and Ohio State will collide in a top five conference matchup on Tuesday night, the first time the programs have met when both were ranked in the top-five...

RPI Tidbits:
According to RPIRatings.com, five Big Ten teams are ranked among the top 25 in the nation, including seven in the top 60, which leads all conferences...