Big Ten men's basketball tournament 2019 bracket

Big Ten men's basketball tournament 2019 bracket

The Spartans are a tough team at home and they are playing their rival for the Big Ten title in primetime. Forward Kenny Goins backed Winston with 16 points (including three clutch 3-pointers) and 11 rebounds.

Michigan has been on a dream run the past three seasons and a win at Michigan State Saturday night would only add to it. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned almost $4,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. Zavier Simpson, the six-foot point guard had the same amount. His Cubs went undefeated and won the Class A MI state championship. His skills earned him the title of Mr. Basketball of MI in 2016, along with interest from many top basketball programs, including MI. Michigan State took advantage of it.

The Spartans trailed by six at halftime and by eight points early in the second half after Michigan's Ignas Brazdeikis made a 3-pointer.

It looked as if it might hold up when the refs awarded Frese a timeout with 10.3 seconds to go, a split second before Charles split a double team and got a short jumper to roll in. His point production ticked up as well, as the now full-time starter logged more minutes on the court. The Terrapins shot 68.8 percent from the field in the third quarter.

Michigan State: Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo won his ninth Big Ten regular season title despite missing two of his best players, Nick Ward and Joshua Langford, due to injuries. However, the highly seeded Spartans bowed out of the NCAA Tournament in a disappointing second-round loss to Syracuse. It's going to be a tough environment for MI to get a win at. And despite injuries, they've risen to the challenge.

Many are coining it the biggest game in the Breslin Center's history. They'll face MI, now ranked seventh in the country, on Saturday, with the top seed in the conference tournament potentially on the line. Michigan State SHOULD probably be a bigger favorite here, which makes the line look a bit odd. Both stats place him in the Conference's top 10. The Spartans are favored by four points, with the over-under for total points set at 135.5 in the latest odds. He made other players better.

Yet, after bouncing back with consecutive wins, including a key road victory at Maryland, Michigan basketball is right where it wanted to be - heading to Michigan State with a chance to win a conference championship on the Spartans home floor. Anything less than making the Sweet 16 this year would be a disappointment.

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