No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke

Saturday: 5 p.m. ESPN

Talk about the worst timing for Duke to be without point guard Tre Jones, out indefinitely because of a shoulder injury. Jones is arguably Coach K's most important player. The Cavaliers' D is No. 2 in efficiency, per KenPom.

No. 2 Michigan at Wisconsin

Saturday: 11 a.m. ESPN

The Wolverines haven't found their match in the Big Ten, but this is a tricky road test in Madison. Wisconsin has lost two straight at the Kohl Center, but the Badgers have historically been tough to beat at home for anyone.


Trending up: Buzzer-beaters. How about a taste of March Madness in January? That happened last week with three buzzer-beaters that might not be topped again this season: Cam Reddish's shot let Duke escape Florida State; UTEP's Jordan Lathon nailed a baseline jumper; and Texas A&M's T.J. Starks hit a three to beat Bama.

Trending down: Indiana and Ohio State. Two Big Ten sleeper teams have not just fallen out of that race — they have lost a combined six straight games. Indiana's third straight loss came in blowout fashion at home to a rising Nebraska team. The Buckeyes better not drop a fourth consecutive game Friday against Maryland.


De'Andre Hunter, forward, Virginia

The 6-7 sophomore is averaging 14.4 points on 44 percent shooting from three, to go with 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists. His 21-point performance helped beat No. 9 Virginia Tech on Tuesday. He could be the difference vs. Duke on Saturday.