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Minneapolis — John Kravetz threw his first career shutout and top-seeded Illinois stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Michigan State 2-0 on Friday night.

The Illini (47-7-1) will face third-seeded Michigan (35-23) on Saturday.

Kravetz (5-0), a senior who'd never thrown a complete game, scattered six hits and struck out two without a walk.

BOX SCORE: Illinois 2, Michigan State 0

Illinois, which had won 27 straight until losing 2-1 to Maryland on Thursday, had just four hits and left nine runners on base, but came away with the victory.

Spartans starter Anthony Misiewicz (5-4) gave up two hits and two unearned runs in 2-2/3 innings, but walked five as Michigan State (34-23) was eliminated.

With two outs in the third, Misiewicz walked two around an error by shortstop Ryan Richardson to load the bases. Jason Goldstein hit a two-run single to drive in the only runs.

BIG TEN TOURNAMENT

At Minneapolis

(Times listed are Eastern.)

Wednesday

Game 1: Michigan 4, Indiana 1

Game 2: Iowa 3, Ohio State 2

Game 3: Illinois 3, Nebraska 2

Game 4: Maryland 2, Michigan State 1

Thursday

Game 5: Indiana 5, Ohio State 3

Game 6: Michigan State 9, Nebraska 7

Game 7: Michigan 8, Iowa 5

Game 8: Maryland 2, Illinois 1

Friday

Game 9: Indiana 10, Iowa 2

Game 10: Illinois 2, Michigan State 0

Saturday

Game 11: Maryland vs. Indiana, 10 a.m. (BTN)

Game 12: Michigan vs. Illinois, 2 p.m. (BTN)

Game 13 (if necessary): Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 6 p.m. (BTN)

Game 14 (if necessary): Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 10 p.m. (BTN)

Sunday

Championship: Game 11/13 winner vs. Game 12/14 winner, 2 p.m. (BTN)

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