Buffalo earned its first trip to the NCAA Tournament by beating top-seeded Central Michigan 89-84 in the Mid-American Conference championship on Saturday night.
Travis Trice scored 20 points as Michigan State rallied to beat No. 8 Maryland, 62-58, on Saturday in the Big Ten semifinals.
Travis Trice scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as the Spartans (22-10) advanced to the Big Ten semifinals for the fifth straight year.
In three years of action after redshirting as a freshman, Miller played in 22 games at center and made 16 starts.
“To never get to the bonus really hurts us and puts even more pressure on our perimeter to make shots,” coach Buzz Williams said.
New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh could soon add another quarterback to the current competition in Ann Arbor.
Texas Southern imposed its own penalty on the women’s basketball team, withdrawing from the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament that begins Wednesday.
The Wolverines (15-15, 8-10 Big Ten) finished a disappointing regular season on a positive note, winning for only the second time in their last nine games.
The Spartans (21-10, 11-6) have won two straight and six of eight as they try to earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament.
The calendar has reached March, that’s when angst is supposed to turn into adrenaline, allowing Tom Izzo’s team to become a dangerous postseason foe no matter what transpired over the previous few months.
The Michigan State Spartans hold the winner’s trophy after the 69-55 win over the Michigan Wolverines during the finals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament,