Gophers get No. 7 seed in Big Ten basketball tournament

Gophers get No. 7 seed in Big Ten basketball tournament

Saturday's game is the biggest of the season for the Spartans, and maybe the biggest game in Breslin Center history. They also need to shoot the ball better.

Three different MSU players pulled down six or more boards, including a game-best 16 from fifth-year senior Kenny Goins.

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 20 for the Wolverines, but he fouled out with 5:10 left in the game.

Michigan's offense looked lost and confused throughout the second half.

Yet, after bouncing back with consecutive wins, including a key road victory at Maryland, Michigan basketball is right where it wanted to be - heading to Michigan State with a chance to win a conference championship on the Spartans home floor. The Wolverines will prove one tough customer for Michigan State to conquer, however, my gut tells me that Sparty will emerge victorious by a handful of points. That type of margin is ridiculous.

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MI led 40-34 at halftime and rallied from a 67-59 deficit with 8:15 to play.

"Playing last night was great for my confidence".

Second chance opportunities kept Michigan State in the game in the first half and they helped put Michigan away in the second.

Unfortunately for MI fans, that wasn't the case. Zavier Simpson, the six-foot point guard had the same amount. Jon Teske had just three rebounds all game.

Michigan has played well on the road this season, Michigan State only has one loss at the Breslin Center (Indiana).

One of college basketball's most-heated rivalries resumes this Saturday evening, as a pair of top-10 heavyweights go toe to toe for Big Ten Conference supremacy. They will have a bad taste in their mouth after missing out on the Big Ten regular season championship and losing to their rivals twice. And Tom Izzo has inspired enough strong play from pieced-together lineups to keep the team in the top 10.

Cassius Winston struggled to make shots for more than a half and his rivals took advantage, controlling a game with a share of the Big Ten title at stake. MI fans can hope that this year won't be any different.

"We're in the championship hunt", Beilein said after the Maryland win, according to The Michigan Daily.

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