Spartans top Wolverines to make semifinals

No. 4 seed Michigan State held off fifth-seeded Michigan 62-46 to advance to the Saturday’s semifinals of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. It’s the Spartans eighth trip to the semifinals in the past 10 seasons.

All four top tournament seeds advanced after two days of games. No. 2 Nebraska plays No. 3 Purdue while Michigan State faces top seed Penn State. Find the full bracket in this post, plus links to the rest of our coverage.

Klarissa Bell scored 20 points for Michigan State. Becca Mills and Jasmine Thomas added 10 points each for the fourth-seeded Spartans (23-7), who advance to face top-seeded Penn State in Saturday’s semifinals. Nya Jordan scored 12 points and Rachel Sheffer had 10 for fifth-seeded Michigan (21-10), which split its two games with the Spartans during the regular season.

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Reality Check on 3/9/2013 @ 12:20pm EDT Said:

Good Story

Reality Check on 3/9/2013 @ 12:24pm EDT Said:

Sad to see the Wolverines lose however the bottom line is most fans in Chicago support the Maize and Blue Brand name over MSU every time. The Spartans cannot compete with the market share. Most non colllege educated fans recognize Michigan. They will always support Michigan when they win and lose interest and tune out when MSU wins as MSU can simply not compete economically

Doug on 3/10/2013 @ 10:23am EDT Said:

Reality Check, it must be hard to face reality. You are right about non educated fans liking michigan, hell that’s most of their fan base: non educated people ! you said it yourself ! Enjoy watching from the couch as the MSU women are in the final and have owned the M women for the last 5 years !

USMCSpartan(Ret.) on 3/10/2013 @ 12:09pm EDT Said:

Nicely stated Doug, Reality check does seem to be all about influence over the great unwashed, you know all those people who live off the dole. Now there is a demographic to be proud of, I’ll tell ya!

Doug on 3/10/2013 @ 2:31pm EDT Said:

well USMC, Mark is just another confused weasel fan

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