staff, March 11, 2016

In tonight's Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament action, No. 2 seed Michigan State handled No. 7 seed Ohio State, 81-54, while No. 11 seed Nebraska fell to No. 3 seed Maryland, 97-86. The Terrapins set a Big Ten tournament single-game record with those 97 points.

Bookmark our Big Ten tourney central page for complete tourney info. On Saturday, it's Michigan vs. Purdue at 1 p.m. ET followed by Michigan State vs. Maryland. Both games air on CBS.


In the first Friday quarterfinal, No. 8 seed Michigan knocked out No. 1 seed Indiana with a last-second shot, 72-69. In the next game, No. 4 seed Purdue pounded the No. 12 seed Illinois, 89-58.

Jake Layman scored a season-high 26 points and freshman Diamond Stone had 23 for Maryland. Maryland led by as many as 23 in the second half before Nebraska closed to 92-86 with 1:37 to play. Damonte Dodd and Layman combined to make three free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Read more here.

Big Ten player of the year Denzel Valentine scored 19 points and Eron Harris added 13 to help Michigan State blow out Ohio State. The Spartans (27-5) have won 11 of 12.  Valentine may have gotten a triple double – if coach Tom Izzo hadn't pulled him from the game with 5:28 to play so he could get some extra rest before the weekend. Read more here.

Kameron Chatman made a 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to give Michigan a 72-69 upset over Indiana, and the Hoosiers couldn't get a final shot off after the referees put time back on the clock following a replay review. It was only the second field goal Chatman made and it came right in front of the Wolverines' bench. It sent Michigan (22-11) into Saturday's semifinals against either No. 13 Purdue or surprising Illinois. Read more here.

Later, Purdue reserve center Isaac Haas scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, Vince Edwards added 14 points, Caleb Swanigan had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Dakota Mathias added 11 for Purdue (25-7), which shot 58.3 percent. Read more here.

Here?s a complete look at Thursday?s action. All of our video highlights and interviews are in the YouTube video player below the schedule here.

G1: No. 12 Illinois 85, No. 13 Minnesota 52 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | DIENHART | VIDEO | SCORES
G2: No. 11 Nebraska 89, No. 14 Rutgers 72 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | DIENHART | VIDEO | SCORES
G3: No. 8 Michigan 72, No. 9 Northwestern 70 (OT) BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | DIENHART | VIDEO | SCORES
G4: No. 12 Illinois 68, No. 5 Iowa 66 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | DIENHART | VIDEO | SCORES
G5: No. 7 Ohio State 79, No. 10 Penn State 75
G6, 9: No. 11 Nebraska 70,  No. 6 Wisconsin 58 BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | DIENHART | VIDEO | SCORES


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