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.
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.
Wisconsin wasn’t about to let up after clinching at least a tie for the Big Ten title last weekend.
No. 5 Wisconsin clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory Sunday over Michigan State.
The Wolverines went 19 for 52 from the floor, including 5 for 21 beyond the arc, in losing for the sixth time in seven games.
Last season, Michigan State lost to two teams: Oregon and Ohio State, who matched up against one another in the national championship game.
The conference said Friday it has reached out to members to see if they are interested “in beginning a national discussion regarding a year of readiness for student-athletes.”
Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine celebrated Feb. 14 in style, sinking a 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds remaining to give Michigan State a 59-56 victory over No. 23 Ohio State.