March 8, 2013
No. 4 seed Michigan State held off fifth-seeded Michigan 62-48 to advance to the Saturday's semifinals of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. It's the Spartans eight trip to the semifinals in the past 10 seasons. All four top tournament seeds advanced after two days of games. No. 2 Nebraska plays No. 3 Purdue while Michigan State faces top seed Penn State.