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Latest 2007–08 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season Stories

2009-03-13 15:26:20

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 8-0 run to forge a 51-41 advantage after Kalin Lucas sank two free throws with 7:05 remaining. Overall, reserves Chris Allen and Marquise Gray scored 17 and 11 points, respectively. Lucas, the...

2009-03-08 15:18:02

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. Raymar Morgan scored seven with seven rebounds,...

2009-03-03 21:26:23

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. Durrell Summers had 10 points for Michigan State (24-5, 14-3 Big Ten), which has won four straight since losing to Purdue on Feb. 17. The Spartans will host the Boilermakers in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Verdell Jones led Indiana (6-23, 1-16) with 15...

2009-02-26 23:28:00

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. Harris had eight rebounds and four assists to go with his 27 points. Michigan (18-11, 8-8 Big Ten) won for the third time in four games. The Wolverines hope to earn an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament, since they own wins this season over Duke and UCLA and have a 3-4 record against ranked...

2009-02-22 17:02:43

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. The Spartans went ahead 49-47 on Kalin Lucas' jumper with 3:18 remaining and hung on for the win. They outscored Wisconsin, 36-19, in the second half, with Goran Suton scoring 14 of his 16 points. Lucas...

2009-02-17 20:46:12

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. Raymar Morgan, one of Michigan State's stars, played sick and scored just three points on 1-of-5 shooting. Kalin Lucas scored 14 points, but committed six turnovers. Durrell Summers added 11 points for the...

2009-02-11 20:42:00

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. 6, ended its two-game losing streak after an 18-2 run opening the second half led to a 46-29 advantage. Johnson's jumper with 12:49 remaining capped the run. Also, Bobby Riddell scored eight points of his career-high 13 points during the surge. Purdue's lead was just 28-26 at the break, but after its surge, the closest PSU came...

2009-02-07 19:08:34

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. Verdell Jones led Indiana (6-16, 1-9) with 13 points. Matt Roth had 10 points for the Hoosiers, who have lost 12 of their last 13 games. Indiana trailed only 33-30 early in the second half but the Spartans then went on a...

2009-01-31 18:07:38

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. DeShawn Sims and Jevohn Shepherd each scored 10 points for Michigan (14-8, 4-6), which has lost five of its last six games. The Wolverines played most of the second half without their...

2009-01-27 22:56:54

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. The Boilermakers have won five straight. Keaton Nankivil led Wisconsin (1-8, 3-5) with 21 points and Trevon Hughes scored 15, but neither took a shot on three late possessions. Badgers freshman Jordan Taylor...