Kyle Ahrens #0 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates with a teammate after Michigan State defeated Ohio State 86-77 on January 5, 2019 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Tom Izzo outmaneuvered Beilein, and the Spartans' players simply performed at a much higher level.
Winston scored 21 points and Goins had 13 points and 12 rebounds, helping No. 6 Michigan State beat No. 19 Wisconsin 67-55 in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday.
"I'm pleased where Nick is coming", Izzo said. I made it big, I guess.
Michigan: The Wolverines would love nothing more than to get some payback against Michigan State after blowing a chance to win the regular-season title by losing to their rival twice in the final four games. MI limits opponents' scoring like 2018, when it held four of its first five NCAA tournament foes to 63 points or fewer, and make a third Final Four appearance since 2013. "We've got to embrace this opportunity, because we might not get it again". Michigan State stayed hot through most of the half, leading 27-10 with 7:30 remaining in the half.
Both teams were awarded No. 2 seeds in the NCAA Tournament and will play Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Livers drove the baseline for a two-handed dunk and Simpson finished it with a 3, making it 31-15 with 3:34 left. McQuaid answered with one of his own to start the game-ending run and Xavier Tillman made a tying layup for Michigan State.
That puts Michigan State in the same region as No. 1 seed Duke while LSU is the No. 3 seed.
Brazdeikas then missed a pull-up jumper that got tipped by Aaron Henry with 14 seconds to play. "At halftime, I really didn't know what was going to happen". Third-seeded MI hit seven threes in the half, while Iowa made zero.
The Spartans' Kenny Goins hit two free throws to make it 65-60 with two seconds left.
He expects to have an MRI once the softball-sized swelling goes down.
In a casual battle for a rebound, Ahrens came down awkwardly as his ankle rolled up on a defender's and he collapsed, screaming in agony. Medical staff rushed to his side and placed his lower left leg in an air cast before carting him off the court.
Michigan: The Wolverines have their sights set on another big NCAA run after losing to Villanova in the championship game a year ago.