INDIANAPOLIS — No. 2 Michigan State will take on No. 4 Purdue in the Big Ten tourney title game Sunday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The teams met just one time this season, with the Boilermakers taking a one-point decision in overtime at Mackey Arena. This will be MSU’s third straight trip to the title game and fourth in five years. It last won it in 2014. If the Spartans win the championship, they would seem to have a good chance to be a No. 1 seed. Maryland figures to
Minnesota clinched the regular-season Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championship on Saturday. The Golden Gophers (9-0) placed first with 197.425 points at the Big Five meet against Iowa, Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers en route to their second regular-season title and first since 2014. During the Big Five meet, Minnesota was led by Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist. Mable finished second in the all-around competition with a score of 39.550. Mable scored a 9.925 on floor exercise, her highest scoring event of the day, and scored a 9.850 or higher in the other three events. Nordquist posted a perfect 10.000 on
INDIANAPOLIS — Purdue continues its push to it first Big Ten tourney title since 2009. And it can thank A.J. Hammons. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The big fella had 27 points and 11 boards, and when Michigan cut the Boilers’ lead to six midway through the second half, he was the guy who reasserted Purdue’s dominance. The Boilermakers will take on the winner of the No. 2 Michigan State-No. 3 Maryland game for the league title on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Michigan may have done enough work in Indy to earn an at-large
And then there were two, and it will be No. 4 Purdue vs. No. 2 Michigan State in the 19th Big Ten tournament title game Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] The fourth-seeded Boilermakers downed No. 8 Michigan, 76-59, to advance to their third Big Ten tourney final, while the second-seeded Spartans held off No. 3 Maryland, 64-61, to move on to their second consecutive tourney title game. Purdue and Michigan State will face off at 3 p.m. ET Sunday, the final game before Selection Sunday. Michigan State, the highest-remaining seed, advanced to last season’s
It’s hard to believe that when Maryland and Michigan State faced off for the lone time in the regular season, on January 23 in East Lansing, the Terrapins were building a Final Four resume and the Spartans were riding a three-game losing streak, including two home losses. At the time, Michigan State was desperate for a win, let alone a signature win against an elite team. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Oh, how times have changed. Michigan State is everyone’s favorite to return to the Final Four, and Maryland arrived in Indy having lost four
It’s the semifinals of the Big Ten tourney, and, chances are, role players will play a significant role in helping guide their team to Sunday’s Big Ten final. [ MORE: View our Big Ten tournament central page ] Who are a few likely candidates, considering recent play and semifinal matchups? Here are my picks! P.J. Thompson, Purdue. Purdue’s regular-season finale vs. Wisconsin had the feeling of a championship game. Both teams were battling for a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament. Purdue was hoping to make history with a school record 17th home win. A victory for Wisconsin would’ve probably
Illinois suspended point guard Jaylon Tate from the team Saturday after he was accused of striking his girlfriend in the face.
In the weeks following the revelation last fall that the water supply of Flint, Mich., contained lead, the University of Michigan and Michigan State communities made herculean contributions in dealing with the initial public health crisis. Now, members of both institutions are turning their attention to finding lasting solutions for residents of the city. Marty Kaufman, chair of the Earth and Resource Science Department at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, is one of those people. He headed up a research project through the university’s Geographic Information Center that identified and mapped out the locations of lead pipes in Flint, working
And then there were four. We recap all of the Big Ten Men's Basketball action from Friday with video, top moments, and more. Maryland scored a tourney record number of points, Michigan's Derrick Walton Jr. set an assist record, and four teams move just one win away from Sunday's championship.
The quarterfinal round of the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament was filled with a little bit of everything. We saw an upset win by No. 8-seeded Michigan in the opener, blowout victories by Purdue and Michigan State in Games 2 and 3, and Maryland hold on to a win in the nightcap. With four games on the slate, Big Ten fans got the chance to see plenty of outstanding individual performances as well. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman offer their All-Friday teams from the third day of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. We did it Wednesday and Thursday,