Tom Izzo talked Tuesday about his team turning its attention toward winning the Big Ten Tournament with Michigan State’s three-game losing streak seemingly ending its chances at a regular-season conference title.
Ohio State helped the Spartans and a few others jump back into the Big Ten title picture with its 67-58 road victory over No. 2 Indiana Tuesday night. The Hoosiers entered play with a two-game lead over Ohio State, Michigan, MSU and Wisconsin and could’ve clinched the outright title with a win.
Indiana’s loss opens up the potential for four teams to share the title. In order for that to happen, Michigan would have to beat the Hoosiers at Crisler Center on Sunday. The Wolverines haven’t lost a home game this season.
MSU can do its part to position itself for a title share by beating Wisconsin on Thursday night. The Spartans then will need to top Northwestern on Sunday and hope for a Michigan win.
It’s worth noting that Izzo and the Spartans were in the same position last year that the Hoosiers are in now. MSU had a two-game week in the final week of the regular season and dropped games to Indiana and Ohio State, which led to Michigan and the Buckeyes earning a share of the title with the Spartans.