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One-hour 'Journey' finale captures Big Ten men's tourney moments

Mar 5, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Bryn Forbes (5) hugs Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo during the second half of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

Get a sneak peek at the final episode

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From the opening tip of the first game to the confetti cannon at the title game, “The Journey” shows you all of the ups and downs of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Wednesday night’s season finale at 8 p.m. ET. In the clip above, you’ll see Purdue’s anguish at losing the tourney title game as well as Michigan State’s elation over winning it.

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NCAA tourney at a glance: No. 2 seed Michigan State

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There were many dubious seeds in the NCAA bracket when it was announced on Sunday. But perhaps no seed raised more eyebrows of surprise than Michigan State being slotted as a No. 2 in the Midwest. The Spartans, No. 2 in the AP poll, appeared to have the resume of a No. 1 seed coming off a Big Ten tourney title, winning nine in a row and 13 of their last 14 games since a three-game losing skid in mid-January.

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Selection Sunday: Breaking down the Big Ten & the Bracket

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IU's Yogi Ferrell ready for the tourney

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The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament bracket is set. Let the madness begin, as the Big Ten looks to win its first national title since Michigan State cut down the nets in 2000. Seven Big Ten teams made the field: Michigan State, Purdue, Maryland, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Who has the toughest potential path? Who has the easiest potential path?

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Jess Settles: My pregame scouting report for today's title game

Feb 9, 2016; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) drives to the basket against Purdue Boilermakers forward Caleb Swanigan (50) at Mackey Arena. Purdue defeats Michigan State 82-81 in overtime.

Remember the last time these two met?

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The only time Michigan State and Purdue faced off this season, we witnessed an instant classic as Purdue won the hard-fought overtime thriller, 82-81. Purdue snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Spartans and proved to themselves that they could compete with anyone in the country. Michigan State gets a much wanted revenge game today with the Big Ten Tournament Championship on the line.

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Jess Settles: Three players to watch in today's championship

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Purdue’s Raphael Davis and Michigan State’s Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes. When I sit down to watch today’s Big Ten tournament championship game, those are the three players I’ll be watching very closely. Let me tell you why.

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