Michigan State Spartans are the Big Ten tournament champs beating Ohio State 68-64 in the final game on Sunday.
Big Ten player of the year Draymond Green scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in Saturday’s 65-52 semifinal win over No. 14 Wisconsin, and he said Sunday’s game is a chance at redemption for top-seeded Michigan State.
Draymond Green had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 8 Michigan State over Iowa 92-75 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals on Friday.
Michigan State’s Draymond Green was chosen as player of the year in the Big Ten by two panels, one comprised of media, the other made up of coaches.
Michigan State’s Tom Izzo was selected as coach of the year for a third time as the Spartans finished 24-7 and 13-5 in the league after starting the season unranked.
Michigan State’s team posed for pictures — without a smile seen — in front of a Big Ten championship banner during a postgame ceremony to honor its seniors.
Even on a losing night for Michigan State, it’s easy to see why Draymond Green should be the Big Ten player of the year.
Michigan State’s Draymond Green made good on his guarantee against Michigan with the best game of his career in the series.
Spartans coach Tom Izzo says he is a little apprehensive, but was encouraged by Green’s progress.
Tom Izzo, the coach of the ninth-ranked Spartans, said after the game he wasn’t sure yet exactly how seriously Green was injured.