Hawkeyes Revert to Old Ways in Loss at Ohio State

Minnesota Snaps Purdue's Home Win Streak

Minnesota Snaps Purdue's Home Win Streak

His hand rested on his knees.

Michigan State, meanwhile, has won seven straight since a January 13 loss at home against Michigan, but they've hardly been convincing in many of those wins.

The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a conference championship and earning a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. P.J. Thompson gets lost in the mix of the four guys in double-figures, but he's got some game.

Purdue falls into a second-place tie with the Spartans at 12-2. He netted just eight points, less than half his average in Big Ten play. "Miles Bridges made a hell of a play". Schilling and Goins played big minutes due to Jaren Jackson Jr. and Nick Ward getting into foul trouble. Michigan State and Purdue will need help to catch them. During that drought, Michigan State ripped off an 8-0 run to trim its deficit to just one.

The Iowa State Hawkeyes will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the college basketball games on Saturday, start time at 6:00 PM ET, at Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio. This allows Michigan State to reshuffle its entire lineup, making the Spartans bigger at virtually every position. But by obliging in the dramatic finale of one of the Big Ten's most entertaining and consequential games this season, Bridges provided a reason to think Michigan State (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) could have the right makeup for a run at the real reason its star put his National Basketball Association career on hold: winning a championship. "They're very different now".

The former five-star prospect from La Lumiere High School listed Purdue in his final five but ultimately chose Michigan State.

It will be interesting to see how the Boilermakers match up against this new-look Spartans team, especially with Bridges at the three instead of the four. Izzo picked and stuck with it.

Bridges finished with a team-high 20 points. The Boilermakers generate clean looks in two ways: Haas post-ups (where he can shoot or kick), or Edwards... doing stuff. There was some picks up on top by Haas which he normally doesn't go up there. But, to hold them without a three in the second half as good as they've been shooting the ball and to out0rebound them and out-shoot them... They are also second in the nation in assists, a team that really moves the ball well. The Boilermakers have shot below their season average on field goals in their last four outings. The Spartans bench is just as deep as any in the country. Besides his 13 points, including a big three down the stretch, he was essential in guarding 7-foot-2 Isaac Haas in the second half, holding him to just two points in the period after having 16 in the first.

"I was thinking to myself about Jud's last parting shot, it's up there in the video, was how do you want to be known?" "Obviously, if those would have fallen, it would have been a much different game".

As a whole, the Boilermakers shot just 40.6 percent (26-for-64) from the field and 6-for-19 (31.6 percent) from behind the arc.

And with that, for the first time this season, Bridges is going to make headlines for all the right reasons. So the recent lull in shooting is unfamiliar. It could have serious ramifications on the Big Ten title race.

"We took a practice trip to Naples (Florida) last weekend and the guys put in some good work and were really focused".

Purdue lost back-to-back games for only the second time this season.

Connor Muldowney: This is going to be one of those intense Big Ten battles. "But I think you have to remember this: Keita Bates-Diop didn't play past year".

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