No. 18 Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away for an 84-61 victory over Purdue on Saturday.
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.
No player in Michigan State history has won a pair of outright Big Ten regular-season championships, though seniors Austin Thornton and Draymond Green are on the verge of becoming the first two.
The magic number is still ‘one’ for the Spartans as Michigan State falls to the Indiana Hoosiers 55-70 on the road Tuesday night.
Michigan State takes over a spot on the top line, bumping Missouri, which lost for the second time this season to Kansas State.
No. 11 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 58-48 Saturday night, ending the Buckeyes’ 39-game home winning streak.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has been through this all before. Big weekend in the Big Ten. Big game against a big opponent.
It came down to the final shot but the Michigan State Spartans fail to connect and lose to the Fighting Illini of Illinois 42-41 on Tuesday night.
The Wolverines are patient on offense, content to spread the floor and look for outside shots or an occasional cut to the basket. The Spartans, as always, rely on defense and especially rebounding.