No. 15 Michigan 75, No. 2 Michigan State 64

Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a dreadful first half and fifth-seeded Michigan moved within a game of its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament title with a victory over top-seeded Michigan State in the conference semifinals Saturday in New York.

The loss ended the Spartans’ 13-game winning streak.

Michigan faces third-seeded Purdue on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in the final.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zavier Simpson each had 15 for the Wolverines (27-7), who were also the last team to beat Michigan State (29-4), when they did it on Jan. 13.

Michigan was just too balanced and quick for Michigan State, putting five players in double figures. Duncan Robinson added 13 points off the bench, Charles Matthews had 12 and the Wolverines lit up the Spartans’ defense, hitting 12-of-18 from the field and making 20-of-27 free throws in the final 20 minutes

Miles Bridges had 17 points to lead Michigan State before fouling out late. Jaren Jackson Jr. added 13 and Cassius Winston had 11, but the Spartans only crossed into double figures with the Michigan band revving the Maize and Blue faithful with yet another version of “Hail To The Victors.”

This was a rivalry game that both teams wanted, and it showed in the opening minutes.

There were two scrums after hard fouls, a technical foul was called against Spartans forward Nick Ward and referee Gene Steratore — yes, the guy who led the officiating crew at the Super Bowl — lectured both Tom Izzo of Michigan State and John Beilein of Michigan after the nonsense.

And that was just in the opening 4:24.

Michigan trailed 29-26 at the half, but used a 10-2 burst to open the second half and take a 36-31 lead it never lost.

No. 8 Purdue 78, Penn State 70

Carsen Edwards scored 27 points and Purdue pulled away from Penn State in the second half of a victory Saturday that put the Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second time in three seasons.

Purdue frustrated conference scoring leader Tony Carr, holding him to 4-of-18 shooting and 12 points, by using an array of defenders, including Vincent Edwards, Nojel Eastern and P.J. Thompson.

Shep Garner led the Nittany Lions (21-12) with 33 points.

The Boilermakers will be making their third appearance in the Big Ten championship game since the tournament started in 1998. Their one championship came in 2009.