March 7, 1999 -- Big Ten Final:
Spartans 67, Illinois 50
Michigan State's Mateen Cleaves drives around Illinois' Cory Bradford in the first half. Michigan State's Morris Peterson (42) battles for a rebound with Illinois' Victor Chukwudebe. Antonio Smith sails toward the basket during second half action.
MSU guard Charlie Bell carries the Big Ten Championship plaque off the court. Mateen Cleaves celebrates on the bench during the closing minutes of the Spartans victory. Members of the Michigan State team hold up their Big Ten Championship plaque.
March 6, 1999 -- Big Ten Semifinal:
Spartans 56, Wisconsin 41
Wisconsin guard Sean Mason skys over Michigan State guard Thomas Kelly during Big Ten semifinals Antonio Smith reacts in the closing minutes to the Spartans' 56-41 victory over Wisconsin Morris Peterson squares up for a jump shot during the first half.
March 5, 1999 -- Big Ten Quarterfinal:
Spartans 61, Northwestern 59
Michigan State guard Mateen Cleaves reacts to a Spartan's score during their 62-59 victory over Northwestern. Michigan State forward Andre Hutson drives past Northwestern center Evan Eschmeyer during first half action. Michigan State forward Antonio Smith blocks Northwestern center Aron Molnar's shot at the basketball during first half action.