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TGIF!

The weekend is here and we have a full slate of conference games. Entering the two-day stretch, Illinois, Michigan State and Purdue are all undefeated in Big Ten play, sporting 2-0 records for first place. Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin sit in a tie for fourth place with matching 2-1 marks. At .500, Indiana is currently in seventh place in the conference. Ohio State ranks eighth with a 1-2 mark in Big Ten games while Northwestern sits at ninth (0-2) and Iowa and Penn State are tied for 10th as neither team has yet to win a conference game in three outings.


The LINEUP
SATURDAY, JAN. 9
#4/4 PURDUE at #17/20 WISCONSIN | 1:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

OHIO STATE at MINNESOTA 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

#10/11 MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA | 5:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

ILLINOIS at INDIANA | 8 p.m. | Big Ten Network


SUNDAY, JAN. 10
NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN | 2:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

All times Eastern

A full preview of each game will be available later today.

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STAT of the DAY
Entering the week, Michigan's Manny Harris is the only Division I player averaging at least 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game this season. Harris has averaged 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 13 games this season.
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ESPN.com's Weekend Watch features Wisconsin's Trevon Hughes as the Player to Watch.
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Stat leaders through games of Jan. 7, 2010
Scoring: Manny Harris, MICH  19.4 ppg
Rebounding: Mike Davis, ILL  10.0 rpg
Field Goal Percentage: Dallas Lauderdale, OSU  .717 (43-of-60)
Free-Throw Percentage: Robbie Hummel, PUR  .902 (55-of-61)
Assists: Demetri McCamey, ILL  5.73 apg
Steals: Al Nolen, MINN  2.53 spg
Three-Point FG Percentage: Blake Hoffarber, MINN  .494 (42-of-85)
Three-Point FG Made: Jon Diebler, OSU  3.53/game (53 made)
Blocked Shots: Dallas Lauderdale, OSU   2.79/game (39 blocked shots)
Assist/Turnover Ratio: Jordan Taylor, WIS 3.27 (49 assists, 15 turnovers)
Minutes Played: Michael "Juice" Thompson, NU  37.86
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