Purdue Basketball Gets Second Chance Against Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament Semifinal

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The Spartans are a benchmark of sustained success in the league. They have six conference tournament titles, 10 Final Four appearances and two national championship victories — including one under Izzo.

Purdue has been crowned Big Ten champions a conference-leading 24 times in program history, but its still looking to reach new heights.

The two teams tip off at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday inside Gainbridge Fieldhouse for a semifinal matchup in the Big Ten Tournament. The winner moves on to play either Indiana or Iowa.

"And obviously this year we didn't beat them. They were one possession better than us, and now we get a chance to go back and compete again with them."

The Boilermakers traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, to face the Spartans back on Feb. 26, falling short in the final moments 68-65.

It was a matchup that featured a season-high 17 turnovers by Purdue, despite a career-high 25 points from sophomore center Zach Edey.

Despite losing five of its last seven games, Michigan State catapulted into the postseason to win back-to-back contests.  

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