What he wants is for the Spartans to continue to carry the momentum they've built over the last half of the Big Ten season. MI showed up for the first game wearing practice uniforms after the team's plane skidded off the runway the day before with all its gear inside. STATE 67: Jackie Young shed a mask protecting a broken nose and scored 22 points to lead four players in double figures, and Notre Dame closed out the regular season with its 12th straight victory, by defeating N.C. Carolina State in South Bend, Ind.
Iowa: On to next season for the Hawkeyes. It was a season low for the Huskers in what likely was their poorest performance against a conference opponent.
Iowa had a forgettable 2017-18 season, finishing 4-14 in the conference. Winston and Bridges scored 11 points apiece before the break. Freshman defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk leads the team in assists with 20, while also contributing three goals.
Neither team led by more than four points over the final 15 minutes until the final 3 minutes.
At that point, Pritzl missed a 3-point shot but Iverson tracked down the rebound. After that loss, MI won eight of its final 10 regular-season games and topped No. 12 seed Iowa 77-71 in its tourney opener Thursday. Sports article on Friday that identified him as one of many players who may have received improper benefits.
Nebraska can't do anything but sit and watch the other bubble teams for the next nine days, hoping they all lose. I've lost a lot of close games to Wisconsin when Bo was there. "Brad is starting to really come into his own and knock down shots at the end".
Robinson did what he was supposed to do and made both. Still, they have the pieces to do some damage in the conference tournament. Winston filled the stat sheet against the Badgers, dropping 20 points, dishing out five assists and grabbing six rebounds. "Now, today we weren't at our best and it was a bad time, of course, not to play your best", Nebraska coach Tim Miles said.
The fifth-seeded Wolverines (25-7) face fourth-seeded Nebraska on Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Only twice since the NCAA tournament expanded to 64 teams has a Big Ten school with 11 or more league wins failed to earn a bid.
Even though it's 600 miles away from the Crisler Center, New York feels like home for the MI basketball program. The Spartans are looking to win their 14th consecutive game and to avenge their earlier loss to the Wolverines on January 13th where MI upset Sparty 82-72 in East Lansing.
MI continued to enjoy NY with a December 2013 victory over Stanford at the Barclays Center in New Jersey.
From the time the Big Ten Tournament bracket was released, the possibility of a semifinal game between Michigan basketball and Michigan State has been on the minds of fans. They called elbows on the Spartans, but not on the Badgers and also missed some late calls on the Spartans that could've put the Badgers at the free throw line.
"The rivalry is the rivalry", Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said, "but I learned a long time ago that if you get caught up in that ..." The Nittany Lions should be able to hold this struggling Northwestern offense in check.
There's no lack of words one could use to describe Friday's contest - "absurd", "insane" or "bonkers" are just a few that work nicely - but once the dust had settled, the Wolverines needed only one: "win". "We had the lead 24-23". The Irish went on play in the Elite 8.
Nebraska blew out MI when the teams met in the regular season, topping the Wolverines 72-52.
Wisconsin is led by head coach Tony Granato, who is now in his second season behind the bench for his alma mater.