With point guard Iman Shumpert out for a week, the Cavaliers are expected to recall John Holland from their Canton G-League affiliate.
No. 8 Ohio State scored on its first six possessions -- including J.T. Barrett's 100th career touchdown pass -- as the Buckeyes routed Illinois 52-14 on Saturday and clinched the Big Ten East title.
No. 3 Miami got all it could handle from Virginia before rallying in the second half, and Wisconsin overcame a slow start to take care of Michigan. Here are the other games will affect the playoff race.
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)
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).
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.
Two teams tied for NFL's worst record in previous four years are going in opposite directions.
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.
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.
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.
The Buckeyes boast the top-ranked group for 2018, and Urban Meyer is far from finished. This could be one of his best classes at Ohio State.
LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime on Friday night over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers, who dropped their seventh in a row.