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The 2019 Big Ten men's basketball tournament continued on Friday with the quarterfinals at the United Center in Chicago.
Each of the first four heads of the conference made its first appearance after being excluded from the first two days. Michigan State Spartans and Purdue Boilermakers shared the title of the regular season with a 16-4 record in Big Ten.
Let's check out all the important information for the quarterfinals and semi-finals, which will be updated at the end of Friday's match. This is followed by a summary of the action.
Friday's quarterfinal scores
Game 7: No. 1 Michigan State 77, No. 8 Ohio State 70
Game 8: No. 4 Wisconsin vs No. 13 Nebraska (3 pm ET)
Game 9: Purdue No. 2 vs No. 7 Minnesota (7 pm ET)
Game 10: Michigan # 3 vs. Iowa # 6 (9:30 pm ET)
Saturdays semifinals schedule
Game 11: Michigan State's # 1 Winner vs. Game # 8 (1:00 pm ET)
Game 12: Match Winner 9 vs Match Winner 10 (3:30 pm ET)
Michigan State Spartans 77, State of Ohio Buckeyes 70
Michigan State continued its efforts to win the NCAA tournament's top spot with a win over Ohio State, which will make its debut in Selection Sunday as a bubble team.
Cassius Winston recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists to set the tone for the Spartans, who used a 7-0 record with the draw early in the second half to start moving away from OSU. Foster Loyer created a spark on the bench with four three-point points en route to 14 points.
The man can not miss.
@FosterLoyer makes the happiness of the bench @MSU_Basketball and its faithful.
# B1GTourney x #MarchOnBTN https://t.co/A0F97MRw8e
MSU competes with Bulldogs Gonzaga, Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, Tennessee Volunteers and perhaps even rival Michigan Wolverines for the remaining two seeds with North Carolina Tar Heels and Virginia Cavaliers. # 39; ACC.
Meanwhile, the Buckeyes will have to sweat the selection show after spending the next two days encouraging traditional league favorites to bid to win their conference championships.
Ohio State can not compete for 40 minutes with the Big Ten summit. True all year, true today. I thought that they would lose yesterday, but I won by playing intelligently and together. Riposted today. Buckeyes have maximized who they are. Credit for that. But be realistic about their identity.
The state of Ohio entered the day as the last out-of-frame team in the planned group of 68 teams, by Support matrix. However, there is very little separation between the last seven qualifiers and the first three or four teams outside the cut line. It will be a busy Sunday in Columbus.
Keyshawn Woods led the Buckeyes, who won an important victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in the previous round with 16 points.