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Michigan State Opens Big Ten Tournament Against Purdue on Thursday

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Posted at 1:38 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 13:38:29-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State women’s basketball will be the No. 8 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will be held Wednesday-Sunday, March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The No. 8-seeded Spartans (16-13, 9-9 B1G) will face No. 9-seeded Purdue in the second round on Thursday, March 5 at 12 p.m. ET. This is the third meeting of the season between the Spartans and the Boilermakers with both teams winning on the road.

Regular season Co-Big Ten Champion Maryland earned the No. 1 seed and will face the winner of the game between Michigan State and Purdue. Northwestern is the No. 2 seed for this year’s Big Ten Tournament after the Wildcats earned a share of their second Big Ten title and first since 1989-90.

MSU is the No. 8 seed in the B1G Tournament for the first time in 27 years of the Big Ten Tournament. Last season, Michigan State was the No. 9 seed, reaching the quarterfinals after a win over No. 8 Northwestern. The Spartans lost in the quarterfinals to No. 1 seeded Maryland.

All 13 games of this year’s Big Ten Tournament will be televised live to a national audience, with the first round through semifinal games from Wednesday through Saturday broadcast on BTN, as well as on the FOX Sports app. The Big Ten Tournament championship game on March 8 will be televised live on ESPN2, as well as the ESPN app.

All-session and single-session tickets for the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament are on sale at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office and Ticketmaster.com. Single-session ticket prices vary from $4 to $16 depending on the session, while all-session tickets are available for $75. Other than suites and the fan blocks for that university’s respective games (with tickets within fan blocks available through each school’s ticket office), the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament features general admission seating, allowing fans to witness the action from the best available seats at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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