Big Ten Tournament

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Branden Dawson #22 during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern 67-51

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

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INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 14: Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates in the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Quarterfinals of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 14, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 8 Michigan Overcomes Scare From Illinois 64-63

Jordan Morgan scored on a layup with 7.9 seconds left, giving No. 8 Michigan a 64-63 victory over Illinois in Friday’s Big Ten tournament.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 10: Hot dogs are heated on January 10, 2013 in New York City. A new London-based study by the The Institution of Mechanical Engineers found that as much as half of the food produced in the world ends up going to waste. The study found that irresponsible retailer and consumer behavior contributed to 1.2 billion to two billion of the four billion metric tons of food produced globally that goes uneaten. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Selling Hot Dogs With Cheetos On Them

The dog that takes the cake for me is the Wisconsin dog which feature cheddar chesse sauce (amazing), pepper jack, provolone, CHEETOS and pepper relish. WOW, now that’s a dog!

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CHAMPAIGN, IL - MARCH 4: Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines congratulates Caris LeVert #23 during the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at State Farm Center on March 4, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Michigan defeated Illinois 84-53. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan Top Seed In Big Ten Tourney For 1st Time

The Big Ten’s player of the year — the offensive star of the league’s regular-season champion — insists his team still isn’t getting that much recognition.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13: Chris Collins the head coach of the Northwestern Wildcats celebrates after the 67-62 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

No. 11 Seed Northwestern Upsets Iowa, 67-62

Northwestern coach Chris Collins isn’t a fan of clichés, but when it’s true, that’s a different story.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes steals the ball away from Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans in the first half on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With the steal Craft became the all-time leader in steals in the Big Ten Conference. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo Says MSU Needs Go-To Guy, Still Believes Appling Is That Guy

Injury and adjustment issues aside, with the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments imminent, the Spartans need Keith Appling more than ever.

CBS Detroit–03/12/2014

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9:  Head Coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans walks off the court after the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan State 69-67 on March 9, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Izzo On Effect Of Hand-Check Rules: ‘They Have To Change It To Six Fouls’

Izzo said the change in how hand-checking is officiated has been hard on players and coaches, and the matter has not set well with him.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 8:  Jordan Morgan #52 of the Michigan Wolverines holds up his piece of the net following a 84-80 win over the Indiana Hoosiers during the second half of a basketball game on March 8, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament Matchups Announced For Michigan, Michigan State

No. 12 Michigan and No. 22 Michigan State both earned first-round byes in this year’s Big Ten tournament.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2014

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans grabs a first half rebound. File Photo (Getty Images/Gregory Shamus).

Spartans Edged By Buckeyes 61-58

Aaron Craft came on strong in the second half to finish with 20 points and lead No. 10 Ohio State past No. 8 Michigan State 61-58 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament.

97.1 The Ticket–03/16/2013

Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans drives to the basket for two points as he his fouled by Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on February 24, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) FILE.

Stakes Are High For MSU And Ohio State Matchup

In a rematch of last season’s Big Ten championship game, the eighth-ranked Spartans face the No. 10 Buckeyes in the conference tournament semifinals in Chicago.

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