B1G Men’s Tournament Day 2

Written March 11th, 2011 by Eric

Thompson and the Wildcats look to face the Buckeyes today.

Yesterday was quite the day in B1G Tournament action!  All of the games were well fought battles by all involved, and it was sad to see a few teams’ seasons end.

To quickly recap the action:

Northwestern defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 75-65.  It’s probably not enough to finish off Minnesota’s season, as they’ll likely make the NIT, but it was a very disappointing end to an equally disappointing year.  Northwestern advanced to play the #1 seed Ohio State Buckeyes.

Michigan State miraculously came back from 7 down against the Iowa Hawkeyes.  The Spartans escaped with a 66-61 victory that should have been a whole lot closer in the end.  Give the Hawkeyes credit for fighting to the bitter end, but it simply wasn’t enough to get the job done.  You simply cannot let an Izzo coached team come back on you that way.  Michigan State now faces #2 seed Purdue.

Finally, Penn State managed to evade a surging Indiana in a functional home game for the Hoosiers.  The Nittany Lions pulled out the win 61-55, holding Indiana at arms length through most of the game.  This ends the Hoosier’s season with fewer Big Ten wins than last year with three.

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