Latest 2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season Stories
Michigan State's bench scored 25 first half points Friday on the way to a 64-56 Big Ten tournament quarterfinal win over Minnesota at Indianapolis. The 16th-ranked Spartans (26-5), the tournament's top seed after winning the regular season crown, held a 33-30 lead at the break. Michigan State used an
Kalin Lucas scored a game-high 21 points Sunday, leading eighth-ranked Michigan State to a 62-51 Big Ten Conference win over 20th-ranked Purdue. MSU won after facing a 31-29 halftime deficit, but Lucas's jumper put Michigan State up by 47-35 with 6:10 left. Later, after Purdue's Nemanja Calasan sank a 3-pointer, an 11-3 run gave MSU a 60-46 advantage with just 1:04 left, and the Spartans were home free. Goran Suton scored 11 with 10 rebounds.
Kalin Lucas and Raymar Morgan combined for 29 points Tuesday, helping eighth-ranked Michigan State beat Indiana 64-59. Lucas tallied 15 points and Morgan 14 to give Michigan State its first Big Ten championship since 2001.
DeShawn Sims and Manny Harris combined for 56 points Thursday and Michigan shot 63 percent from the floor in defeating No. 16 Purdue 87-78. Sims had 29 points while making 13-of-16 field goal attempts.
No. 5 Michigan State, spurred by a solid 17-point second half scoring advantage, came back for a 61-50 Big Ten Conference victory over Wisconsin Sunday. MSU went to the locker room at halftime facing a 31-25 deficit, but limited the visitors to a 27.8 shooting percentage in the second half.
JaJuan Johnson scored 17 points and E'Twaun Moored 13 Tuesday to key 21st-ranked Purdue's 72-54 victory over fifth-ranked Michigan State. Robbie Hummel, playing all season with an injured back, had 11 points for the Purdue Boilermakers (20-6, 9-4 Big Ten), who have won three straight.
JuJuan Johnson's 14 points and 13 rebounds Wednesday fueled No. 23 Purdue's 61-47 win over Big Ten foe Penn State. Purdue, which was beaten by Penn State 67-64 on Jan.
Draymond Green had 15 points and 12 rebounds Saturday, keying 14th-ranked Michigan State's 75-47 romp over Indiana. Chris Allen scored 16 points for the Spartans (19-4, 9-2 Big Ten), who have won four of their last five games. Goran Suton added 12 points and Kalin Lucas 10.
E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points Saturday, sparking the 17th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers to a 67-49 win over the Michigan Wolverines. Robbie Hummel added 13 points and JaJuan Johnson 11 points for the Boilermakers (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who have won six in a row since opening their Big Ten schedule with two losses.
Chris Kramer and Robbie Hummel hit late three-pointers Tuesday to bring the 17th-ranked Purdue Boilermakers a 64-63 win over Wisconsin. Hummel hasn't been able to practice since December because of a back injury. E'Twaun Moore led Purdue (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) with 17 points and six assists.
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