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Game Rankings: Wisconsin-Michigan State rematch tops slate

Jan 17, 2016; Madison, WI, USA;  Michigan State Spartans forward Deyonta Davis (23) works to move the bal around Wisconsin Badgers forward Alex Illikainen (25) at the Kohl Center. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State 77-76. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin nip Michigan State

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The season is hitting the home stretch. And everyone is chasing Iowa, which sits atop the Big Ten standings a game head of Maryland and Indiana. And, it doesn’t look like the Hawkeyes are in peril of losing this week.

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Big games ahead: Iowa vs. Purdue, Maryland vs. MSU top slate

Jan 2, 2016; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes guard Anthony Clemmons (5) attempts to get around Purdue Boilermakers center A.J. Hammons (20) after grabbing a rebound during the second period of the game at Mackey Arena.  The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 70 to 63.

Remember the last Iowa-Purdue meeting?

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Iowa is perfect through five Big Ten games for the first time since 1996-97, and the No. 9 Hawkeyes take on No. 22 Purdue this Sunday at 1 p.m. on BTN/BTN2Go. That’s just one of the top games in Tom Dienhart’s weekly rankings of the action ahead.

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Ranking the games: Iowa-Michigan State rematch tops week's slate

Dec 29, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes forward Nicholas Baer (51) celebrates against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Relive our Michigan State-Iowa highlight

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Indiana, Iowa and Maryland sit atop the Big Ten standings, all unbeaten in league play. The Hoosiers and Terrapins are 4-0 in Big Ten games, while Iowa is 3-0. Indiana and Maryland have both won nine straight games, while the Hawkeyes have claimed five consecutive wins. Best of all, two of these teams meet this week, with Iowa playing at MSU. It’s gonna be sweet.

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