Big Ten Title
Adreian Payne scored 18 points and Gary Harris and Branden Dawson added 15 each to lead No. 22 Michigan State to its second Big Ten tournament title in three years with a 69-55 upset of No. 8 Michigan on Sunday.
The Spartans and the Wolverines won their semi-final games to advance to the Big Ten Title game Sunday.
Nik Stauskas scored 24 points and No. 12 Michigan shot 70 percent from the 3-point line to win its first Big Ten title outright since 1986 with an 84-53 victory over Illinois on Tuesday night.
On a team with just one junior and one senior, maturity could easily be an issue. For Michigan, with 13 players in either their freshman or sophomore year, the opposite has been the case.
Nik Stauskas scored 21 points and Glenn Robinson III provided an emotional lift with his dunks as No. 16 Michigan clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title with a 66-56 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Thousands of Michigan State students and fans celebrated the football team’s Big Ten title win Saturday night with large, rowdy bonfires.
Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night.
The Spartans (24-7, 13-5) were eliminated from Big Ten title contention early in their game when Indiana beat Michigan, and Michigan State struggled to put away the undermanned Wildcats.
Trey Burke missed a jump shot with three seconds left on the clock and the Michigan Wolverines fall to the Indiana Hoosiers 72-71 missing out on a share of the Big Ten title on Sunday afternoon.
The No. 10 Spartans can achieve that feat for the fourth time in five years by getting some help, then handing visiting Northwestern an eighth straight defeat in Sunday night’s regular-season finale.