12:00 PM ET, March 8, 2009
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo made his Michigan State team wait until the regular season was over to celebrate its Big Ten championship.
• Michigan State reached the 15-win mark in Big Ten play for the first time since the 1998-99 season, when they reached the Final Four for the first time under Tom Izzo.
• The win also sealed a second straight 25-win season for Michigan State and its third in the last five seasons.
• Purdue lost for the ninth straight time at the Breslin Center and hasn't won at East Lansing since March 1, 1998.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||17-60 (.283)||18-51 (.353)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-23 (.174)||4-10 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-17 (.765)||22-32 (.688)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||25 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|