Michigan State basketball loses to Wisconsin basketball
Michigan State (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) is still on the verge of being swept by the Badgers (6-7, 2-4) in a game that is still considered a “toss-up.”
The Spartans are 3-2 in the series, but a win would give them an advantage over their foes.
The Spartans have been in a tight race with Wisconsin for most of the season.
In the first half, Michigan State scored 19 points off six turnovers, including six in the first six minutes.
After halftime, Michigan’s offense came alive, hitting nine of 14 shots from the floor and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Michigan State’s bench scored 20 points off of a team-high 17 points from junior guard Alex Len.
Wisconsin is coming off of two straight losses, including a 70-54 loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.
“We have to make sure we stay focused and we’ve got to make the right decisions,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said.
For the Badger’s defense, the win was a big step forward in its push to stay in the race.
Badgers forward Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of