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College Basketball Weekly Tipoff: Who are the MVPs, surprises from the last month?

Texas and Doug McDermott were among the key storylines last month
College Basketball Weekly Tipoff: Who are the MVPs, surprises so far?

For most teams, January is the first normal month of the college basketball season.

No breaks for finals. No trips to far-flung locations for tournaments in front of sparse crowds. And no wild fluctuations between the caliber of competition in non-conference schedules.

Now that those teams and players have hit that stride, our college basketball staff takes a look at the most impressive players of the month and the biggest surprises.

Who was the Player of the Month in January?

10 Things You Need to Know from the College Basketball Weekend

Michigan, Duke come up with statement wins
10 Things You Need to Know from the College Basketball Weekend Jan. 27

The weekend of college basketball delivered only one true marquee matchup, but the weekend didn't lack for news. Although Michigan and Michigan State delivered in every way we hoped it would, other teams made key strides on Saturday and Sunday.

Let’s start with Michigan, now the last remaining team undefeated in Big Ten play. Michigan State gave all it could, but the Spartans’ injuries in the end were too much to overcome.

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