We're down to the final three games today in Indianapolis, and after last night's upsets, the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten Tournament have a bit of a different look than we might have expected.
The first game of the afternoon will feature the top-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes taking on the fifth-seeded Michigan Wolverines. Ohio State survived in overtime yesterday against the Northwestern Wildcats, 67-61, while Michigan had a huge second half to knock off the Illinois Fighting Illini, 60-55.
These two teams met twice in the regular season, with Ohio State coming out victorious both times. The Buckeyes won 68-64 in Ann Arbor on January 12, and were victorious in Columbus on February 3 by a score of 62-53.
This one will tip off at 12:40 PM Central time, and you'll be able to watch it all on CBS.
The late game features the two teams that pulled off a couple of pretty impressive upsets last night, as the Michigan State Spartans will do battle with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Michigan State blew out the Purdue Boilermakers last night by a score of 74-56, while the Nittany Lions won one of the lowest scoring games I've ever seen, as they knocked off the Wisconsin Badgers by a score of 36-33.
These two teams also met twice in the regular season, and split their two match-ups. Penn State won at home on January 8 by a score of 66-62, and the Spartans were victorious in East Lansing, 75-57.
This game will be on CBS as well, and will be tipping off approximately 25 minutes after the first game concludes.