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Spartans Enter Big Ten Tournament as No. 1 Seed

Posted: 8:06 PM, Mar 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-10 20:06:12-04
2019 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State’s men's basketball team will enter the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed following a 75-63 win over Michigan to clinch a share of the regular season title.

Michigan State has won back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles and this was the ninth under Head Coach Tom Izzo and MSU’s 15th regular season championship.

The Spartans will play on Friday, March 15 at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT) against the winner of No. 8 seed Ohio State and No. 9 Indiana. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network.

Michigan State swept the season series with Ohio State and lost a pair of games to Indiana. The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers play on Thursday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. CT).

If MSU wins its quarterfinal game on Friday, it would play in the semifinals on Saturday March 16 at 1 p.m. (ET).

The Spartans are seeking their sixth Big Ten Tournament title (1999, 2000, 2012, 2014, 2016).