B1G Tournament Championship: Wisconsin storms back, beats Michigan State in OT

The 2015 B1G Men’s Basketball Tournament final featured two teams with different storylines going into Sunday’s championship game. For the top seeded Wisconsin Badgers, it was about trying to solidify a #1-seed in the NCAA Tournament when the brackets were unveiled. For the Michigan State Spartans, they had a lot less to lose. They were already in the tournament, and their seeding was already predetermined by many. A win over the regular season B1G champion Badgers would only sweeten the deal going into next week’s start of the NCAA Tournament.

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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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Former coach believes Izzo lost recruits because he wouldn’t cheat

Hat tip to the Detroit Free Press for bringing this story to our attention.

On the heels of the recent suspension of Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim, former ESPN analyst and long-time college basketball coach Fran Fraschilla had some sharp words for those who’ve opted over the years to play the recruiting game less than straight. 

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No Dawson? No problem for Spartans

In the regular season finale against Indiana, the Michigan State Spartans looked to gain some momentum going into next week’s Big Ten Tournament in Chicago. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo decided to play it safe with star forward and double-double machine Branden Dawson on Saturday, who took a blow to the head Wednesday against the Purdue. Despite his absence, Michigan State … Read more

In Izzo We Trust: Spartans ready for another march in March

March is slowly approaching, and for a lot of people, particularly college basketball fans, that means March Madness; the three-week long event that runs during the end of the month that has arguably earned just as much hype and reputation as the Super Bowl. The anticipation is virtually unbearable. As soon as those college basketball conference tournaments … Read more

Spartans pull out big road victory for fourth straight win

The tough stretch of games continued for the Michigan State Spartans and head coach Tom Izzo. With a win at home against the nationally ranked Ohio State Buckeyes and another on the road versus rival Michigan, Michigan State took their game to Champaign, Illinois to square off with a dangerous Illinois Fighting Illini squad. Both teams fought hard until the … Read more

Will Michigan State seniors win for first time at Michigan?

  Will Michigan State seniors Travis Trice and Branden Dawson finally get what has proven to be an elusive win against the University of Michigan at Crisler Center? We will find out the answer to that question tonight, as the Wolverines host the Spartans at 9:00pm ET on ESPN. Now seems like as good a … Read more

VIDEO: Tom Izzo’s speech from Michigan Sports Hall Of Fame ceremony

On Thursday, Michigan State University head basketball coach Tom Izzo was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Anyone who is familiar with Izzo knows that he is not one to celebrate personal milestones, especially while a season is in progress. That being said, while he was on the drive from East Lansing to … Read more

Seven (Make That Six) Inductees Join Michigan Sports Hall of Fame

UPDATE: Following numerous travel issues, Derek Jeter was unable to arrive in Detroit in time for his induction. With the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame being as flexible as they are, Jeter’s induction has simply been added to the 2016 class, alongside Mike Modano, who also could not make the trip this year. The Michigan Sports … Read more

10 Things every Michigan sports fan needs to do before they die:

Sports fans in the State of Michigan are some of the most die-hard fans in all of sports. Michiganders support teams from all 4 major North American sports, including countless minor league teams, college teams, and other events. We have sporting events that make us particularly unique, and events that become family traditions. It was … Read more

Tom Izzo meets with opposing team, critical of them after defeat

Gotta love Tom Izzo, right? This man knows how to prepare his team for a long season. Following Michigan State’s exhibition victory of St. Cloud State on Friday night, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo wasn’t pleased with the caliber of play from his opponent. While the Huskies had played Michigan State to a competitive 62-49 … Read more