Michigan State, Michigan have overcome injuries
Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are in the NBA, and Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson and Mitch McGary are all dealing with injuries.
These are the top two teams in the Big Ten?
It's almost hard to believe, but No. 3 Michigan State and No. 21 Michigan are the only teams left in the Big Ten without a conference loss, and everyone else in the league has at least two. That means Saturday night's showdown between the in-state rivals at the Breslin Center in East Lansing could have major implications on the championship race.
Saturday's game marks the first time Michigan State (18-1, 7-0) and Michigan (14-4, 6-0) will meet with both teams at 6-0 or better in Big Ten play.