MSU, Michigan to face each other in Big Ten Tournament

Tyler Owen
March 4, 2018

The Michigan Wolverines will be looking to defend their Big Ten tournament championship after taking down top-seeded Michigan State by a final score of 75-64 in their last outing.

The sixth-seeded Wolverines (22-8) will play No. 3 seed Nebraska in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Brevin Pritzl broke a tie with a foul-line jumper with 28 seconds left, and Khalil Iverson secured the win with a steal in the waning seconds, leading the ninth-seeded Badgers (15-17) past the No. 8-seeded Terrapins (19-13). "We are one step closer, but we still have to stay locked in on the task at hand".

Edwards, who totaled 27 in Purdue's three-point win over Penn State on February 18, reached double figures for the 16th straight game.

MI will play third-seeded Purdue (28-5) today as the five-day tournament ends at Madison Square Garden. Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made all five of his three-point tries en route to 21 points as the Wolverines ran their record to 26-and-7. Robinson added 13 points off the bench and Charles Matthews had 12.

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PENN STATE 65, NORTHWESTERN 57: Tony Carr scored 25 points, hit two 3-pointers and set up another in the final minutes as the seventh seeded Nittany Lions (20-12) made a late rush to hold off the 10th-seeded Wildcats (15-17).

"Our mood is we're really mad, but like I said, we're not going to let it affect us in the future", Bridges said. Page broke her own school record for points in a Big Ten Tournament game with 38 points in a first-round win over IL on Wednesday.

Third-seeded Purdue (28-5) faces No. 5 MI, which will try to repeat as tournament champs on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

The Boilermakers will be making their third appearance in the Big Ten championship since the tournament started in 1998.

Penn State's Shep Garner led all scorers with a career-high 33 points. Carsen Edwards leads Purdue in scoring with 18.4 points per game while Vince Edwards leads the Boilermakers in rebounding with 7.5 rebounds per game and Mathias leads Purdue in assists with 4.3 assists per game this season.

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