Postgame Notes: Michigan-Michigan State
March 3, 2018

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  • A sellout crowd of 19,812 was on hand for the contest. This marks the first sellout of a Big Ten Tournament session since 2014.


  • Michigan advances to play for its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title. The last school to win consecutive Big Ten Tournaments was Ohio State in 2010 and 2011.
  • The last time a team went to consecutive tournament finals was Michigan State in 2015 and 2016. Michigan State played in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 championship games, winning the title in 2014.
  • Michigan is now 21-17 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The Wolverines are now 3-4 in the semifinals of the tournament and 5-2 when seeded at No. 5.
  • No. 5 seeds are now 14-20 in the tournament overall.
  • Michigan improves to 1-1 against Michigan State in the tournament.
  • Michigan went on a 9-0 run early in the second half to open up a 36-31 lead.
  • Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman (15), Charles Matthews (12), Zavier Simpson (15), Duncan Robinson (13), and Moritz Wagner (15) all scored in double figures in the contest. Michigan has had at least four players score in double figures in each of their games this tournament.
  • Wagner scored his 1,000th career point in the second half of the contest, becoming the 54th Wolverine to reach that milestone. He finished with 15 points, putting him at 1,007 career points. Fourteen of his 15 points came in the second half of the contest.

Michigan State

  • Michigan State is now 29-16 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The Spartans are now 8-2 when seeded No. 1 in the Big Ten Tournament and No. 1 seeds are now 34-13 in the tournament.
  • Michigan State went on a 10-0 run over a 2:47 span to tie the game at 14-14 in the first half.
  • Miles Bridges (17), Cassius Winston (11) and Jaren Jackson Jr. (13) all scored in double figures. Both Bridges and Winston had double figures in each of Michigan State’s tournament games.
  • Bridges became the 49th player in program history to score 1,000 career points. With his 17 points in the contest, he now has 1,015 career points.