1:40 PM ET, March 14, 2009
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS -- Michigan State beat Ohio State twice this year on its way to winning the regular-season Big Ten title.No way the Buckeyes were letting the Spartans (No. 6 ESPN/USA Today, No. 7 AP) get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, too.
• Ohio State advanced to the Big Ten Tournament finals for the second time in three seasons.
• Dating back to 2006-07, Ohio State has won five of six Big Ten tournament games.
• The loss ends a six-game win streak for the Spartans. Michigan State continues to struggle in the Big Ten Tournament, losing four of seven.
-- ESPN research
Big Ten Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-47 (.532)||27-71 (.380)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-16 (.563)||3-21 (.143)|
|FT Made-Attempted||23-29 (.793)||13-18 (.722)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||23 (0/0)|