When Winston started to finally get shots to drop, though, he took over and there wasn't much anyone could do about it.
Michigan State, Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin are the top four seeds in the 2019 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday evening.
No. 7 Michigan (26-4, 15-4 Big Ten) at No. 9 Michigan State (24-6, 15-4).
Michigan: Nobody wants to see Michigan in the NCAA Tournament.
"That's the way it's supposed to be", said MSU coach Tom Izzo, an advocate for a strong rivalry with the Wolverines.
The two programs last squared up February 24 with the Spartans coming out on top, 77-70.
"It's just a different dynamic when he's on the court", MI guard Jordan Poole said.
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The aircraft was the same as the Lion Air plane which crashed in October, previous year in Indonesia killing 189 people on board. Pauline Rankin, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, said Adesanmi's contributions to Carleton were "immeasurable".
It is fitting that the battle for Big Ten supremacy would come down to a head-to-head showdown on the season's final weekend.
"Some of the whistles I felt like didn't go our way, and some I disagreed with, but that's basketball", Brazdeikis said.
Michigan State's Xavier Tillman scored 17 points and blocked five shots.
Second chance opportunities kept Michigan State in the game in the first half and they helped put Michigan away in the second. Beilein pointed to a couple of factors that played a part, ranging from defense, blatant missed shots and MI losing Ignas Brazdeikis half-way through the second, when he fouled out. And I'd say that Cassius took that giant step in the right direction. "He just couldn't go".
Hopefully, they can use this to fuel them into another run at the Big Ten tournament title.
"It's not an excuse", he said. McLaughlin tied Purdue's single-season 3-point field goal record, hitting two triples Friday to match Katie Gearlds' total of 88 from the 2006-07 season, and Harris captured Purdue's career blocks title, pushing her three-year total to 284 rejections.
A slew of former Spartans attended the game - including Smith, Shawn Respert and Mateen Cleaves - and they were all raving about Winston.
MI built a nine-point lead at the beginning of the second half. "We kept the ball in his hands and it didn't mean he was getting shots and that's what's makes a guy great". By virtue of a tiebreaker, the Spartans claimed the No. 1 seed in this week's Big Ten Tournament with Purdue is the No. 2 seed. Below is the full schedule and tip times for the tournament.