Michigan and Michigan State advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament with wins on Thursday.
The Spartans drilled Penn State, 78 to 51 and the Wolverines crushed Illinois, 75 to 55.
Michigan will now take on top seeded Purdue this afternoon in a game that tips off in Washington, DC at noon.
Michigan State will play Minnesota in a game that will get underway at 2:30.
Other finals from the Big Ten Tournament yesterday: Indiana beat Iowa, 95 to 73 and Northwestern takes Rutgers, 83 to 61.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports