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Ohio State beats Illinois in a laugher (0:36)
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Illinois' backup QB runs in TD (0:47)
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LeBron leading the way

LeBron James scored 39 points and pulled down 14 boards in the Cavs' 118-113 victory over the Clippers on Friday. That marked the second time in his 15-year career that he's posted that many points and rebounds in a regular-season game. James has reached those marks five times in playoff games, including on three separate occasions in the NBA Finals. (Elias)

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Buckeyes extend lead with Victor's TD catch (0:36)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Chryst joined Urban Meyer today after Wisconsin's victory over Michigan as the only coaches since 1996 to win 20 or more of their first 25 Big Ten games. Meyer was 25-0. Chryst is 21-4. Next best records over that time belong to Jim Tressel (19-6), Bo Pelini (18-7) and Joe Tiller (17-8).

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Buckeyes' Weber carries defenders for first down (0:20)
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Buckeyes' Weber with 43-yard TD (0:33)
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Ohio State's Barrett runs in for TD (0:27)
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Ohio State with opening-drive TD (0:25)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Iman Shumpert, who sat out the second half Friday vs LAC because of discomfort in his left knee, is out 5-7 days with a left knee effusion, per the Cavs. He was examined Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland's point guard woes continue. Jose Calderon, who started the second half against the Clippers, will likely be leaned on, along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

With Michigan losing to Wisconsin, Ohio State gets in to the Big Ten Championship game with a win over Illinois today.

Bill Palladino ESPN 

J.T. Barrett will be suiting up at Ohio Stadium for the final time this afternoon vs Illinois at 3:30 ET on ABC.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Buckeyes overwhelming favorites vs. Illini

Ohio State has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings between these schools. Illinois' last win in the series came in 2007, when the unranked Illini stunned the No. 1-ranked Buckeyes in Columbus. ESPN's FPI feels good about OSU's chances at home on Saturday.

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What will Barrett's legacy be at Ohio State? (1:23)
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Bill Palladino ESPN 

Steve Levy, Brian Griese & Todd McShay talk Ohio State college football playoff scenarios at the Varsity Club in Columbus. Illinois takes on #9 Ohio State today at 3:30 on ABC.

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LeBron: Focused on Cavs' streak, not Celtics

The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Clippers on Friday and extend their win streak to four games. LeBron James said they must continue to play well and not worry about how teams such as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics are doing.

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LeBron leads Cavs' comeback win against Clippers (1:53)
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LeBron hits fadeaway dagger (0:17)
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Love knocks down huge 3-pointer (0:28)