INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 09: (L-R) Draymond Green #23 and Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate late in the second half against the Iowa Hawkeyes during their quarterfinal game of 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 9, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The 2012 Big Ten Tournament semifinals will take place on Saturday. The No. 1-seeded Michigan State Spartans will be taking on the No. 4-seeded Wisconsin Badgers.
The 2012 Big Ten Tournament is nearing its thrilling conclusion. The semifinals of the tournament will take place on Saturday, with the No. 1-seeded Michigan St. Spartans (25-7, 13-5 Big Ten) squaring off against the No. 4-seeded Wisconsin Badgers (23-8, 12-6 Big Ten).
The two teams met twice in the regular season, with MSU picking up the win both times. They defeated the Badgers in a 63-60 overtime contest on Jan. 3 and defeated them more easily on Feb. 16, 69-55. The Spartans will be attempting to carry their No. 1 seed all the way into the finals and to the championship.
The game will tip off at 1:40 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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