Gophers stun Spartans, move on to BIg Ten tourney semifinalsMinnesota Sports
- Devoe Joseph answered the call for Minnesota in overtime, and in the process he may have shot the Golden Gophers into the field of 65 as Minnesota upset Michigan State 72-67 in overtime in the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament
From SB Nation.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Devoe Joseph answered the call for Minensota in overtime, and in the process he may have shot the Golden Gophers into the field of 65. On Friday’s only overtime game in Indianapolis Joseph hit a pair of clutch 3-pointers in the extra session to give Minnesota a 72-67 upset win over Michigan State.
The Spartans had won both regular season meetings with Minensota, but The Gophers got the job done at the most critical time.
Michigan State was the opposite of clutch, missing four of its first five free throws in overtime and shooting only 18 of 34 from the line for the game. They were also without the suspended Chris Allen, who sat out for disciplinary reasons. Raymar Morgan added 23 points for the Spartans, but it was turnover with 3.9 seconds in regulation that cost Michigan State a chance to win in regulation.
Minnesota now will face another team that it lost a pair of games to during the regular season. Purdue won easily in West Lafayette while Keaton Grant’s late jumper gave Purdue a 59-58 win in Minneapolis on the night Robbie Hummel was injured.