INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 11: Draymond Green #23 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Final Game of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Conference Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 11, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Big Ten Tournament: Michigan State Downs Ohio State, 68-64

The Spartans defeated the Buckeyes to win the Big Ten tournament. Was it enough to clinch a No. 1 seed?

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2012 Big Ten Tournament Championship: Ohio State Vs. Michigan State Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The final conference tournament championship of 2012 gets underway on Sunday as Michigan State and Ohio State battle for the Big Ten title. Both teams were part of a three-way split of the Big Ten regular season championship, and each comes into the matchup with perhaps a shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan State cruised to the tournament finals with two double-digit wins. In the quarterfinals, the Spartans hung 92 points on Iowa in a 17-point win. They followed that up with a 13-point win over Wisconsin, handling the Badgers' ugly-it-up style with ease.

If Saturday was any indication, Ohio State is barreling towards the NCAA Tournament with a full head of steam following its 22-point win over Michigan in the Big Ten semifinals. The semifinal win followed an easy 17-point victory over Purdue in the quarterfinals, perhaps a sign of things to come on Sunday.

The Big Ten Tournament Championship is a rematch of each team's final regular season game, which Ohio State won to prevent the Spartans from winning the conference title outright.

Here's the information for Sunday's matchup. The latest Big Ten Tournament bracket can be found here.

Time: 3:30 p.m. Eastern
TV information: CBS

For more on the two teams, head over to Ohio State Buckeyes blog Along The Olentangy and Michigan State blog The Only Colors . For more on the entire tournament, keep it on our Big Ten Tournament StoryStream. For wall to wall coverage of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated college hoops hub.


Big Ten Tournament Bracket Update: Ohio State Advances To Semifinals With 88-71 Win Over Purdue

The Ohio State Buckeyes made it a clean sweep of top-seeded teams to advance in the Big Ten Tournament on Friday with an 88-71 win over the Purdue Boilermakers in the night cap. Jared Sullinger was everywhere for the Buckeyes, scoring 30 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in the win. With the quarterfinal victory, the Buckeyes move one step closer to the Big Ten Tournament title, and perhaps bragging rights over Michigan State and Michigan, who formed a three-way tie for the regular season title.

Sullinger made 12 of his 17 attempts from the field and all five of his free throws to pace the Buckeyes in the win. All five Ohio State starters were in double-figures, carrying the load while the bench scored just four points for the game. Deshaun Thomas added 22 points, William Buford and Lenzelle Smith Jr. each scored 11 points and Aaron Craft finished with 10 points.

D.J. Byrd led the Boilermakers with 20 points off the bench. Terone Johnson finished with 15 points and Lewis Jackson was also in double-figures with 10 points.

Ohio State moves on to face Michigan in the second semifinal on Saturday. Michigan State and Wisconsin match up in the first semifinal of the day.

You can click here for the complete Big Ten Tournament Bracket.

You can find full coverage of the tournament in our Big Ten Tournament StoryStream, so follow along throughout the day. For more on the Buckeyes head over to Along the Olentangy. For more on the Boilermakers, visit Hammer and Rails.


Michigan Vs. Minnesota Final Score Update: Wolverines Win Close One In Overtime, 73-69

The 2012 Big Ten Tournament held its quarterfinal matchups on Friday. One of the night games featured the No. 2 seed Michigan Wolverines locking horns with the No. 10 seed Minnesota Golden Gophers, who on Thursday night had knocked off the Northwestern Wildcats in an overtime upset. Minnesota gave Michigan a run for their money, but the Wolverines won 73-69 in overtime.

The Gophers were full of surprises once again on Friday, as they again matched their top-seeded opponent blow for blow and forced the game into overtime with a 56-56 tie score at the end of regulation. The Wolverines opened up a brief four-point lead in overtime but Minnesota cut it to two with a minute left to play. A late surge sealed the deal for the Wolverines.

Trey Burke had a monster game for Michigan with 30 points. Andre Hollins of Minnesota put up 21 points and led all players with six assists in the losing effort.

You can click here for the complete Big Ten Tournament Bracket.

You can find full coverage of the tournament in our Big Ten Tournament StoryStream, so follow along throughout the day. For more on the Hoosiers head over to The Crimson Quarry. For the Wisconsin Badgers side, check out Bucky's Fifth Quarter.

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