Michigan State defeats Wisconsin in Big Ten men's semifinals

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Winston, the Big Ten player of the year, has scored 50 points in the two victories over MI this season. He is 18-8 in tournament play during his tenure at MI.

It was more of the same in the second half.

Both teams are now headed to Des Moines for the NCAA Tournament, both as 2-seeds.

No. 3 MI (28-5, 15-5 Big Ten) vs.

This time is a little different with the Big Ten title on the line.

"I thought we did a good job fighting back in the first half", Head Coach Greg Gard said of his team's persistence after a horrid start. "We're showing the younger guys how fun it is and we hope they can keep that going next year and in the future".

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McQuaid made a personal-best seven 3-pointers. But after squeezing out tight victories over Penn State and No. 13 Purdue to reach the semifinals for the second time in three years, the Gophers were simply overmatched.

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Coach Tom Izzo has guided Michigan State to 22 straight NCAA Tournament appearances. Jon Teske had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Zavier Simpson added 10 assists.

In went David DeJulius, Austin Davis and Brandon Johns Jr.

Michigan: The Wolverines would love nothing more than to get some payback against Michigan State after blowing a chance to win the regular-season title by losing to their rival twice in the final four games. The game is expected to tip-off at 3:30 p.m. CT and can be watched live on TBS.

But don't think that MI was opening up its textbook for the first time the night before the test. "That's what we play for here", Winston said.

"So now, [with] a quick turnaround, you can be alright with that". "That's what it's all about at Michigan State".

Matt McQuaid scored a career-high 27 points, Cassius Winston converted the go-ahead layup in the closing minute and No. 6 Michigan State rallied to beat No. 10 Michigan 65-60 on Sunday for its sixth Big Ten tournament championship.

Michigan State won the first meeting 77-70 in Ann Arbor and it completed the season sweep last Saturday with a 75-63 win in East Lansing. The Wolverines began their campaign with 17 straight wins, carrying over into 2019, when they finally lost to Wisconsin-leaving Virginia as the nation's lone unbeaten team for a few hours until the Cavs fell to Duke later that night. In the words of Matthews' teammate Eli Brooks, "he's a really good defender, elite defender".

Tyler Cook and Luka Garza led Iowa with 14 points apiece. "He has complete command of his pace". He, too, returned Friday, recording 25 minutes in the two tournament games.

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