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Michigan State to play Purdue in second round of the Big Ten women's tournament

February 27, 2022
<p>Senior guard Nia Clouden (24) and head coach Suzy Merchant chat during a free throw. The Spartans lost 61-55 against Ohio State University at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.</p>

Senior guard Nia Clouden (24) and head coach Suzy Merchant chat during a free throw. The Spartans lost 61-55 against Ohio State University at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.

Photo by Sheldon Krause | The State News

The Big Ten has announced the bracket for the upcoming women’s basketball tournament on Twitter. The five day event is set to tip off Wednesday, March 2, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and extend until Sunday, March 6, where the Big Ten Champion will be crowned. Ohio State and Iowa have been named the regular season champions as of Sunday.

The Michigan State Spartans ended their season 14-14 overall, 8-9 in-conference and were placed as a No. 8 seed against the No. 9 seed Purdue in the second round. They will tip on Thursday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m. Every game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network except the championship, which will be on ESPN2.

Michigan State was defeated by Purdue this season back in January at home, but the Boilermakers have been 5-9 since their win over the Spartans.

With a win over Purdue, the Spartans would have a rematch with Ohio State, who took them down in the regular season finale on Sunday afternoon.

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