Saturday is the semifinal round of the Big Ten Tournament. First up is Michigan State vs. Wisconsin (1:40 p.m., CBS). Then at 4:05 p.m., there's Ohio State vs. Michigan (also CBS).
Michigan State got to the semifinal round after beating Iowa 92-75, while Wisconsin beat Indiana 79-71. The Spartans have beaten the Badgers twice already this season, once in early January and once in February. Wisconsin has stifled opponents with its defense this season, but after giving up 71 points to Indiana and allowing Michigan State to score 69 in February, the Badgers will have to be on their toes to knock off the Spartans.
Ohio State and Michigan, meanwhile, have split their season series so far, with OSU cruising to a 15-point win January 29 but losing by five on the road February 18. The Buckeyes are coming off a relatively easy win against Purdue, while the Wolverines needed overtime (and a huge performance by freshman guard Trey Burke) to beat Minnesota.
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