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Michigan State beats Michigan, 65-60, for Big Ten Tournament title

Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans on March 17, 2019 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans on March 17, 2019 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Michigan State Spartans came from behind in the second half Sunday to beat the Michigan Wolverines, 65-60, for the school's sixth Big Ten Tournament title.

Heading into this game:

This was the second meeting between the instate rivals for the Big Ten Tournament championship game. They first met for the conference tournament title in 2014 when Michigan State won, 69-55. 

Michigan State won the conference tournament for a fifth time in 2016, but it was Michigan who was going for their third-straight conference tournament title, something no Big Ten team has ever accomplished. 

Meanwhile, the Spartans already earned a share of the 2018-19 Big Ten conference regular season championship with Purdue. 

Everyone will learn their NCAA Tournament seeds later in the evening. 

Related: 

Michigan basketball conference tournament championship history: 

1998W 76–67 (vacated)vs. Purdue
2014L 55-69vs. Michigan State
2017W 71-56vs. Wisconsin
2018W 75-66vs. Purdue
2019L 60-65vs. Michigan State

Michigan State basketball conference tournament championship history: 

1999W 67–50vs. Illinois
2000W 76–61vs. Illinois
2012W 68–64vs. Ohio State
2014W 69–55vs. Michigan
2015L 69-80vs. Wisconsin
2016W 66–62vs. Purdue
2019W 65-60vs. Michigan

 

Note: The Big Ten Tournament started in 1998. 

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