Despite their Big Ten tournament title, the Michigan State Spartans did not get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Denzel Valentine finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead No. 2 Michigan State past No. 13 Purdue.
Denzel Valentine had 18 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds to lead No. 2 Michigan State past No. 18 Maryland.
Eighth-seeded Michigan (22-12) was playing its third game in three days.
Big Ten player of the year Denzel Valentine scored 19 points and Eron Harris added 13 to help Michigan State blow out Ohio State.
Indiana appeared to have the game in hand until the Wolverines rallied.
The Davenport University men’s basketball team is gearing up for its first-round game in the NAIA Division II Tournament.
Deyonta Davis is soft-spoken and often comes across as reserved, but at 6-foot-10, the freshman center lets his game do the talking.
Michigan overcame an awful stretch of shooting in the second half to beat No. 18 Purdue on Saturday.
Other finalists include coach Lefty Driesell and players like Allen Iverson, Shaq, Yao Ming and Sheryl Swoops.
Forbes scored 23 of his 29 points in the first half, part of an early barrage of 3-pointers by Michigan State in a rout of rival Michigan.
Yogi Ferrell had 17 points and nine assists, and No. 22 Indiana finished the first half with 25 straight points en route to an victory.
Walton had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Wolverines in a victory over Penn State at Madison Square Garden.
The U of M alum replaces former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, who served as interim AD.
In one of the biggest Division III basketball rivalries in the country, the Hope Flying Dutchmen and the Calvin Knights met on Wednesday.