Michigan State holds off Purdue to win Big Ten Tournament

After squeaking by Maryland in the Big Ten semifinals, the Michigan State Spartans met with the Purdue Boilermakers in the championship game with a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on the line for MSU. Purdue won the only meeting between the Big Ten powers earlier in the season at West Lafayette, 82-81 in overtime. On … Read more

Purdue pulls away late from Michigan in Big Ten semifinals

After shocking Indiana in a virtual road game at the buzzer on Friday, the Michigan Wolverines advanced to the semifinals on to face another Indiana-based power in the Purdue Boilermakers. Some felt Michigan was already in the tournament after the huge win on Friday, but others still felt they needed one more quality win. Michigan made it … Read more

Caris LeVert returns as Michigan stuns Purdue at home, 61-56

The Michigan Wolverines got waxed the last two games against top-tier Big Ten foes at home. On Saturday, they welcomed in the No. 18 Purdue Boilermakers. After missing a field goal for nearly six minutes late in the second half, the Wolverines closed out the final two minutes and 45 seconds on a 11-0 run to shock … Read more

Spartans rally, but late Valentine foul gives Purdue 82-81 OT victory

Riding the wave of four straight double digit victories, Michigan State came into a hostile environment Tuesday night in West Lafayette. While Purdue was aiming to bounce back from a 72-61 road loss to No. 2 Maryland last Saturday. After trailing by as many as 18 in the first half, largely due to poor shooting, … Read more

Michigan suffers first conference loss on the road at Purdue

Thursday’s game on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers marked a three-game stretch against nationally-ranked teams for the Michigan Wolverines. They were also without senior guard Caris LeVert for a second straight game due to a lower leg injury. The Wolverines were able to hang with the much bigger Purdue squad, but the Boilermakers closed out the final … Read more

B1G Tournament: Semifinals recap


And then there were four. The top four seeds in the Big Ten all won on Friday to advance to the conference semifinals. The Wisconsin BadgersMaryland Terrapins, and Michigan State Spartans are safely in the big dance are are now all about improving their resume and seeding. While the Purdue Boilermakers have had a remarkable season and surprised many, they do not feel as comfortable about their tournament status, depending on who you ask. Let’s recap today’ B1G semifinals.

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B1G Tournament Day 3: Spartans advance; Top four seeds to semis

It was quarterfinals action in Chicago at the B1G Tournament on Friday. The top four seeds in the conference got their first taste of postseason play. There were plenty of big story lines on Friday too with all eight remaining teams in the conference tournament, so let’s recap today’s action.

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