Michigan 72, Indiana 69
Kam Chatman instantly became a hero for Michigan and may have shot the Wolverines into the tournament. Down 66-61 with 2 minutes left, the Wolverines closed the game on an 11-3 run and won thanks to a tying 3-pointer from Duncan Robinson with three seconds left and a game-winner from Chatman at the buzzer. Officials ruled that Indiana had two tenths of a second left to somehow get off a tying three, but they were unable to do so. The win likely punches Michigan's ticket to the NCAA Tournament, as they were in desperate need of a big win in Indianapolis and a good run. Beating a decent Northwestern team in overtime by 2 and the conference's outright champion certainly qualifies.
Derrick Walton Jr, had a Big Ten Tournament record 12 assists while Zak Irvin led Michigan with 17 points. Troy Williams led Indiana with 16 points. A turnover by OG Anunoby with 20 seconds left set up Michigan's final possession.
Purdue 89, Illinois 58
Purdue had absolutely no trouble in this one as Illinois had nothing left after playing their third game in three days. Isaac Haas had 16 points off the bench and Dakota Mathias added 11 as the Boilers dominated almost from the opening tip. Haas and A.J. Hammons each had 10 points on 5 of 5 shooting in the first half as Purdue jumped out to a 45-25 lead at the break. The Boilers hit on 13 of 27 three-point attempts too, as Illini struggled to defend both the perimeter and the interior. Vince Edwards finished with 14 points and freshman Caleb Swanigan had 11 points and 12 rebounds. Maverick Morgan had 17 to lead Illinois.
Purdue will face Michigan at 1pm on Saturday in the first semifinal. The teams split their season series with each winning on their home floor.
Michigan State 81, Ohio State 54
The Spartans left little doubt in beating the Buckeyes for the third time in five games. Denzel Valentine did Denzel Valentine things with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. Michigan State outscored Ohio State 48-28 in the second half and didn't let them get into the game at all. The loss pretty much ends the faint at large hopes that Ohio State had, as they desperately needed a win over the Spartans to stay alive.