The top ranked Michigan State Spartans will tip off against the third ranked Ohio State Buckeyes today at 3:30 in the Big Ten championship at the Bankers Life Filedhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
You can watch all the action between the Spartans and Buckeyes here. Here is some video of a previous meeting between the two teams:
ESPN describes this game as the “best teams in the Big Ten battling to end an argument about league supremacy,” so it’l be a must watch for sure.
The NCAA tournament starts on Tuesday of next week with preliminary games in Dayton, Ohio. The real tournament starts on Thursday at lunch time. The top seeds in the NCAA tournament are likely to be Syracuse, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas.
Here’s more on the game from ESPN:
The Spartans’ performance against Wisconsin illustrated their potential. With Draymond Greenstruggling, other players stepped up and pulled the Spartans out of a 20-9 hole on their way to the victory. The Spartans have displayed the same toughness that sent the program to consecutive Final Fours in 2009 and 2010.
The conference tournament title game features the two best players in the league. Green versus Sullinger alone is a must-see matchup. Green won Big Ten Player of the Year. But Sullinger’s numbers were comparable.
This is the moment where great players are expected to show up. Both know it. Let’s see how they respond.
They each own a victory on the other’s home floor. But Ohio State’s victory at Michigan State during the final game of the regular season created the three-way tie for first and a string of questions about the Big Ten’s hierarchy.
And now we can finally figure it all out.
The Big 12, the ACC and Big East tournaments provided plenty of drama. But we missed premier matchups in the title bout due to early losses by Syracuse, Kansas and Duke.
That’s not the situation in the Big Ten.
We’re about to find out who’s king with Michigan State and Ohio State battling Sunday.