Big Ten tourney final preview: No. 2 Michigan State vs. No. 4 Purdue
The matchup is set for the Big Ten tournament title game. It will be No. 2 seed Michigan State vs. No. 4 Purdue on Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
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The Spartans held off No. 3 Maryland, 64-61, to advance to their third straight Big Ten tourney final, while the Boilermakers took down No. 8 Michigan, 76-59, in semifinal action Saturday afternoon.
Michigan State, which lost last season’s tourney title game to eventual national runner-up Wisconsin, has won four Big Ten tourney titles, tied for the most with Ohio State, which had a fifth one vacated; its latest title came in 2014.
Purdue, meanwhile, is making its third tourney title game appearance and has one event championship (2009).
The two teams met just once this season, with the Boilermakers taking an overtime classic in February at Mackey Arena.
Watch BTN analysts Mike DeCourcy, Jon Crispin and Shon Morris offer their takes on the 19th Big Ten tourney final matchup in the video above.
Here’s our game highlight from the Michigan State-Purdue game earlier this season.