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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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Dienhart: Michigan State wraps up 2nd tourney title in 3 years

Mar 13, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans celebrate winning the Big Ten Championship against the Purdue Boilermakers during the Big Ten conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Michigan State defeats Purdue 66-62.

Valentine talks about winning the title

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So that’s another year, another Big Ten title for Michigan State. That’s two in three years and three in five for the Spartans, who continue to reign supreme in the Big Ten. The No. 2 Spartans dispatched the Boilermakers, 66-62, thanks to their suffocating defense and a big dose of Denzel Valentine. MSU also didn’t allow A.J. Hammons to get comfortable on the blocks. Tune into BTN at 7 p.m. ET today for the “B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special” for complete coverage of Selection Sunday.

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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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Settles: Three keys to Maryland-Michigan State Big Ten tourney semi

Jan 17, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) shoots a three point shot as Maryland Terrapins guard Melo Trimble (2) defends during the second half at Xfinity Center. Maryland Terrapins defeated Michigan State Spartans 75-59. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Our analysts break down semifinal matchups

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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.

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Four on the Floor: Big Ten tourney moves to semifinals

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Watch our Saturday's semifinals preview

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.

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Friday team

Mar 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) makes a pass against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Valentine talks about his big night

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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.

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Dienhart: Maryland comes alive in the postseason

Mar 11, 2016;  Indianapolis, IN, USA; Maryland Terrapins bench reacts in the first half against the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlights: Maryland holds off Nebraska

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Maryland began the year as the favorite to win the Big Ten, but the Terps never reached that goal, finishing in a tie for third place with a 12-6 mark. Maryland even went 2-4 down the stretch. That’s changed as the Terrapins have come alive in the postseason. Save for seeing a 25-point lead shaved to six, the Terps looked good tonight in dispatching No. 11 Nebraska, 97-86, as Maryland was white-hot from beyond the arc in hitting its first seven 3-pointers.

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Dienhart: Michigan State flexes, advances to semifinals

Mar 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans forward Gavin Schilling (34) dunks against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlights: Michigan State drops Ohio State

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Michigan State arrived in Indy as the hottest team in the Big Ten. And, the Spartans show no signs of cooling off. Tonight’s 81-54 demolition of No. 7 Ohio State was impressive. It was the third time Michigan State had beaten Ohio State since Feb. 24. Tom Izzo’s squad looks to be peaking at just the right time. MSU will play the winner of No. 3 Maryland-No. 11 Nebraska on Saturday for the right to play for the Big Ten tourney title.

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Dienhart: Purdue towers over Illinois, heads to semifinals

Mar 11, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA;Purdue Boilermakers guard P.J. Thompson (3) drives to the basket against Illinois Fighting Illini guard Jaylon Tate (1) during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Highlights: Purdue pummels Illinois

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Purdue drove 60 miles south to Indianapolis for the Big Ten tourney with big hopes, and the Boilermakers are off to a good start, pounding Illinois in its opener. It’s difficult to fathom that Purdue has played any better today at any other time this year. The Boilers were shooting well, which made the play of big men A.J. Hammons, Isaac Haas and Caleb Swanigan even more effective.

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Tom's Take: Two tourney upsets make it a wild Day 2

Mar 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines  bench reacts during the closing seconds of their overtime game against the  Northwestern Wildcats during the Big Ten Conference tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan win one of four Thursday thrillers

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If you like upsets, today was your day. No. 12 Illinois took down No. 5 Iowa, and No. 11 Nebraska topped No. 6 Wisconsin. What does it mean? For the first time since Michigan and Illinois did it in 1999, two double-digit seeds will play in the quarterfinals. Here’s a complete look at the day’s action.

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Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament: All-Thursday team

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Big Ten fans were treated to four outstanding games on Thursday. No. 11 Nebraska and No. 12 Illinois pulled off big upset victories, while No. 8 Michigan and No. 7 Ohio State held on to advance to the tournament quarterfinals as well. With four great games, there were plenty of phenomenal individual performances. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman were there to take in all the action.

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