First Four back in Dayton with a 'home' team, Big Ten squads
The First Four is back in Dayton for the first time in three seasons, and the selection committee made sure there will be extra excitement in the building by dropping a local team into the play-in mix. One of the things the NCAA likes about the University of Dayton Arena is that, no matter who is playing, fans will fill it up for all four games and help put on a good show for a national TV audience hungry for March Madness. This time, the First Four will have an unofficial home team in Wright State, whose own basketball arena is just 15 minutes across town.news.yahoo.com
How to watch Michigan vs. Indiana in Big Ten Tournament: TV channel, tipoff time, live stream, point spread
Michigan will play Indiana in a bubblelicious matchup to open the second round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday morning. Indiana, meanwhile, is playing for its NCAA Tournament life. 8 seed Michigan Wolverines (17-13, 11-9) vs No. 9 seed Indiana Hoosiers (18-12, 9-11)Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Indianapolis); capacity: 17,923When: Thursday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. ETPoint spread: Michigan -2Tickets: TicketMaster ($22)Follow: Andrew KahnHow to WatchTV: Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo, Rick Pizzo)Stream: Watch & DVR College Basketball Live | fuboTV: Stream live TV with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN & top channels without cable.mlive.com
Edey, No. 23 Purdue beat Indiana for 9th straight time
Purdue has won nine straight in the series, matching the second-longest streak in school history. The Boilermakers also won nine straight from 1929-35 when future coach John Wooden was playing, plus they won 12 straight from 1908-14. It quickly cut a 29-20 deficit to 35-31 early in the second half before the Boilermakers answered with eight straight points. Starting guard Armaan Franklin missed his fourth straight game (right foot). The Boilermakers won despite going 6 of 21 on 3s and having 15 turnovers.
Michigan State boosts NCAA hopes with 64-58 win over Indiana
The sophomore forward averages 20 points a game and scored a career-high 34 points in the last game against Michigan State. Michigan State greatly improved its chances of playing beyond the Big Ten Tournament by beating then-No. Henry matched a career high with 27 points in the previous meeting, leading Michigan State to a 78-71 comeback win at Indiana less than two weeks ago. “He took the blame at halftime.”In the end, though, the junior forward made plays at both ends of the court to help Michigan State outlast Indiana. Michigan State: Junior guard Foster Loyer had surgery on his left shoulder this week, likely ending his season.
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Spartans go for sweep of Indiana
977Line: Michigan State -3Twitter: Follow Kyle AustinGAME NOTES• Michigan State won the first game between the two teams, 78-71, in Bloomington on Feb. 20. 6 Michigan State in overtime, 79-75, on Feb. 2, 2019. • Michigan State has won four of its last five home games, including two games over top-five teams last week in Illinois and Ohio State. It marked the first time in program history that the Spartans have beat back-to-back top-five Big Ten teams. PRE-GAME LINKSBracketology: A Michigan State fan’s guide to the NCAA Tournament bubbleMichigan State enters final week of regular season with work to do on its NCAA Tournament resumeMichigan State battling fatigue as season reaches critical final weekmlive.com
No. 3 Michigan continues to roll with 73-57 win at Indiana
3 Michigan pull away for a 73-57 victory Saturday at Indiana. Aljami Durham led Indiana (12-12, 7-10) with 15 points and Race Thompson finished with 11 points and six rebounds. Michigan made Indiana uncomfortable while facing full-court pressure, stayed in front of the Hoosiers in half-court defense, and challenged shot after shot. Indiana: The Hoosiers trailed 22-21 with 8:36 to go in the first half — and then this one got away from them. ... Indiana shot 38% from the field and was outrebounded 37-27.
Aaron Henry leads Michigan State to second-half comeback win at Indiana
The Spartans fought back from a double-digit second half deficit to beat Indiana, 78-71, on Saturday afternoon. Henry gave Michigan State a lead on its next possession, and a Gabe Brown corner 3 sent the Spartans’ bench into a delirium. Henry had perhaps the best game of his season, tying his career-high with 27 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Those efforts helped offset those from Indiana sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis, who scored 34 points. The Spartans overcame double-digit deficits in both halves, as early turnovers and frontcourt defensive struggles led to early frustration.mlive.com
Michigan State Basketball Gameday: Spartans close road week at Indiana
GAME INFORMATIONWho: Michigan State (10-9, 4-9) vs. Michigan (12-9, 7-7)When: NoonWhere: Assembly Hall, Bloomington, Ind. 977)Line: Indiana -6 1/2Twitter: Follow Kyle AustinGAME NOTES• Indiana has won the last three games in the series, its longest win streak in the series since 2012-13 The Hoosiers haven’t won four straight games over the Spartans since 1980-81. • The second Michigan State-Indiana game of the season will be played on March 2 in East Lansing, the Big Ten announced on Friday night. Because of the postponement, this will be the third straight game in the series to take place at Assembly Hall. • Indiana has played five overtime games this season, the most of any team in the country.mlive.com
Michigan State vows to keep fighting through final games of season
EAST LANSING – With a winter storm bearing down on Michigan and Indiana early in the week, Michigan State opted to keep its team plane grounded and instead take a bus to its Tuesday game at Purdue. After Michigan State pulled within three points down at the 3:28 mark, the Spartans had four turnovers the rest of the game. Michigan State will hope to write a different ending when it plays its second straight road game on Saturday at Indiana (noon, ESPN). But Michigan State will also be plenty focused on itself and in turning what it says are solid practice and preparation into strong late-game play. “I feel like we’re physically prepared, our preparation from the coaching staff to us in practice is good,” Henry said.mlive.com
Franklin's late shot sends Indiana past No. 8 Iowa 67-65
Indiana guard Armaan Franklin (2) shoots the winning basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Franklin sank a 15-foot, tiebreaking jumper with 1.8 seconds left to cap off a late rally that gave the Hoosiers a 67-65 victory over No. “If you’re going to take the last shot, that’s the guy we wanted to get the ball," Miller said. Iowa has lost two straight overall, four of its last five and both games this season to Indiana. Indiana improved to 2-5 against ranked opponents this season — both against Iowa.
Indiana shuts down No. 4 Iowa for 81-69 road upset
Indiana guard Rob Phinisee (10) celebrates with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa led by nine in the second half, then went 11 minutes without a field goal as Indiana went on a 23-3 run. Iowa was 9 of 34 from the field in the second half, including 1 of 10 on 3-pointers. But he faced constant double-teams and with no outside shooting to open the lane, found himself surrounded in the second half. “Credit to them, they did a good job in the second half of taking everything away from me,” Wieskamp said.
Spartans-Terrapins Prepare For Big Ten Showdown
What to watch this week in Big Ten basketball:GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Michigan State at Maryland, Saturday. The matchup pits two of the Big Tens best point guards seniors Anthony Cowan Jr. of Maryland and Cassius Winston of Michigan State and big men Marylands Jalen Smith and Michigan States Xavier Tillman against each other. 24 Michigan State (19-9, 11-6) with three games left in the regular season. They have yet to advance past the semifinals of the conference tournament. Iowa and Indiana have secured the other two double byes for the Big Ten tournament that begins Wednesday in Indianapolis.detroit.cbslocal.com