B10 Minnesota Purdue Basketball

Minnesota's Amir Coffey (5) goes up for a basket against Purdue's Matt Haarms (32) and Nojel Eastern (20) during the second half of a game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament Friday in Chicago. 

CHICAGO — Jordan Murphy scored 27 points, Amir Coffey added 21 points and Minnesota beat No. 13 Purdue 75-73 on Friday night to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

Murphy drove for a go-ahead three-point play and hit two free throws in the closing minutes, and the Gophers (21-12) beat the Boilermakers (23-9) for the second time in 10 days when Carsen Edwards missed a 3 as time expired.

Murphy finished three points shy of his season high. He also had eight rebounds.

Coffey made 7 of 13 shots. Daniel Oturu added 13 points and 10 rebounds, helping Minnesota advance to the semifinals for the second time in three years. The Gophers will face tenth-ranked Michigan.

Matt Haarms scored 16 points for Purdue. Ryan Cline added 14 points and eight assists. But after winning 17 of 20 to surge to a share of their second conference regular-season championship in three years, the Boilermakers never really found their rhythm.

Purdue made just 6 of 24 3-pointers, with Carsen Edwards missing seven of eight from beyond the arc. The Big Ten's leading scorer, he finished with 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting.

NO. 6 MICHIGAN STATE 77, OHIO STATE 70: No. 6 Michigan State has its sights set on a sixth Big Ten Tournament championship and a deep NCAA run. The Spartans are off to a good start.

Cassius Winston scored 18 points, Foster Loyer provided a lift off the bench with a career-high 14 points and Michigan State gave Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo his 600th career win, a victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

The Spartans (26-6) pulled away in the second half for their third win over the Buckeyes (19-14) this season and will meet Wisconsin in the semifinals on Saturday.

As for Izzo and his milestone?

"They asked me what that means," he said. "And I said, it means good things. You're getting old, and you're 600 shy of Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim. It keeps you humble and it makes you realize you haven't accomplished that much yet."

With a 600-231 record, seven Final Fours and an NCAA championship, Izzo has accomplished quite a bit in 24 seasons. But he's actually more than 800 wins shy of Krzyzewski and Boeheim.

Winston, the Big Ten Player of the Year, had seven rebounds and five assists.

The Buckeyes lost for the fifth time in seven games, though coach Chris Holtmann expects an NCAA invitation.

NO. 10 MICHIGAN 74, IOWA 53: Freshman Ignas Brazdeikis scored 15 points, Jon Teske had a double-double and No. 10 Michigan rolled past Iowa to reach the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference Tournament.

Brazdeikis and Teske, who had 12 points and 10 rebounds, were among five players in double figures for the Wolverines (27-5). Jordan Poole had 11 points, Isaiah Livers recorded 13 points off the bench and Zavier Simpson scored 10 points on perfect shooting and had 11 assists.

Tyler Cook and Luka Garza paced the Hawkeyes (22-11) with 14 points apiece.

NO. 19 WISCONSIN 66, NEBRASKA 62: Nate Reuvers scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice hit a clutch 3-pointer with 58 seconds left and No. 19 Wisconsin beat pesky Nebraska to advance to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

Khalil Iverson also scored 14 points as the Badgers (23-9) won for the sixth time in seven games despite a shaky performance by Ethan Happ. The 6-foot-10 forward, who was averaging 17.8 points and 10.4 rebounds coming into the tourney, had a season-low four points and committed seven of the team's 17 turnovers.

Reuvers, Iverson, Aleem Ford and Brad Davison stepped up to help make up for Happ's tough day. Ford and Davison each had 11 points.


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