Men's Basketball

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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