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Big Ten Tournament 2015 schedule: Bracket breakdown, Finals

All you need to know as Wisconsin and Michigan State take the floor for the tournament title.

In a game that looked like it was going to be a competitive finish, Wisconsin handily defeated Purdue 71-51, despite trailing at halftime 35-30. Michigan State edged Maryland 62-58 to win its first of three games of the season against the Terps. The stage is set for the final and Michigan State is looking for a repeat affair in Chicago while Wisconsin is looking to end its seven-year title-less drought in Chicago.

Here's an updated look at the bracket:

BTN Finals

Note: Shame on the Big Ten! Wisconsin won 71-51, did not lose to Purdue. Courtesy of the Big Ten.

Championship Game: 1-seed Wisconsin vs. 3-seed Michigan State

Wisconsin has a lot on the line this game. ESPN's Joe Lunardi has the Badgers right on the cusp of the one or two seed in the NCAA Tournament and a loss to Michigan State would essentially eliminate its chance to be a top seed come tourney time. With Selection Sunday just hours after the end of the Big Ten Championship game, Wisconsin's performance will be fresh on pollsters minds.

The Badgers continued their winning ways Saturday, crushing Purdue and outscoring them 41-19 in the second half. Wisconsin was led by a well-balanced attack, using four players in double-digits to surge past the tournament-bound Boilermakers. Even with the absence of starting point guard Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin has been above and beyond the most dominant team in the Big Ten this season.

Michigan State bounced back from a poor first half to defeat Maryland for the first time in three tries this season. Maryland shot the ball superbly well in the first half, but Tom Izzo made defensive adjustments and stifled Maryland's offensive efforts in the second half. Senior Travis Trice stepped up to the big stage, dropping 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting in his final conference tournament. The win for Michigan State sparked its fourth straight and ended the Terps' eight-game winning streak. The Spartans and the Badgers only played once this season and Wisconsin won the game 68-61 in Madison.