it looks like there is going to be yet another Big Ten Tournament going down right to the wire here in Indianapolis, as Michigan State and Penn State are playing tight tied at 26 apiece heading into the second half.
Michigan State jumped to an early ten point lead over the Nittany Lions, but hit a scoring drought midway through the first half and couldn't pull away from their scrappy, defensive minded opponents.
Penn State is slowing the game down once again today and not letting the Spartans get out an running in transition, the factor that most fueled their win over Purdue in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Kalin Lucas, who scored 30 against the Boilers, has just three points and four turnovers so far, and will need to pick it up in the second half to keep from being ground down again.
The winner of this game will advance to tomorrow's Big Ten Tournament Championship game to face heavily favored Ohio State.