CHICAGO — Coming off a sound win over Ohio State, No. 6 Michigan State followed it up again on Saturday in a wire-to-wire 67-55 win against Wisconsin.
Cassius Winston led the team in scoring for the 20th time in 32 games this year, pouring in a game-high 21 points, as the Big Ten Player of the Year pushed his team to their first conference tournament title game since 2016.
It was another impressive outing from senior Kenny Goins, as he notched his sixth double-double of the season after collecting 13 points and 12 rebounds.
After a productive quarterfinal for Nick Ward who made his return to the lineup after missing the previous five games, he struggled in Saturday’s game. Ward finished with just 2 points in 11 minutes played, largely in part to him battling foul trouble for most of the afternoon.
The top-seeded Spartans will await the winner of Minnesota and Michigan, both teams they’ve beaten in the regular season. Tipoff for Sunday’s championship game will be at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.