#14 Michigan State Vs Wisconsin Badgers Official Game Thread

Hondo S. Carpenter

The #14 Michigan State Spartans traveled to Purdue over the weekend and got hammered. It not the end of the world, far from it, but it was a great learning moment for the younger players about life on the road in the Big Ten.

But now the Spartans fortunes turn back to the legendary Breslin Center and an old nemesis in Wisconsin. The team will return to the hard-court today. That game can be seen on FS1 at 7 PM.

Mex Carey the super MSU Men’s basketball SID gives us this quick look at the game:

Records

Michigan State had an eight-game win streak end at Purdue last weekend and enters Friday’s game with a 13-4 overall record and a 5-1 mark in the Big Ten. Michigan State is ranked No. 15 in the Associated Press Top 25, No. 14 in the USA Today Coaches poll and No. 6 per kenpom.com, No. 9 in the NCAA Net and No. 3 in the ESPN BPI. Wisconsin enters the game with an 11-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the league.

Lupe Izzo to Chair Food Drive on Friday Night

On Friday, January 17, Lupe Izzo will chair the 25th annual food drive held at the Breslin Center, prior to the men’s basketball game against Wisconsin ... Fans attending the game are encouraged to donate by bringing cans or monetary donations ... All of the proceeds benefit the Greater Lansing and MSU Student Food Banks ... If everyone who attends the game contributed just one dollar, then $15,000.00 would be raised for these worthy charities!

About the Spartans

• Senior guard Cassius Winston (Detroit, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit) leads MSU, and ranks third in the Big Ten, in scoring, averaging 18.8 points per game … Winston is also fourth in the league in assists, averaging 6.2 per game, and first in free throw percentage, connecting on 86.7 percent of his shots (65-of-75).

• Winston is one of just six players in the country averaging at least 18.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 rebounds per game.

• Junior forward Xavier Tillman (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Christian) is second on the team with 13.9 points per game (T13th in the Big Ten) and tops the team, and is third in the Big Ten, with 10.1 rebounds per game, while adding 2.9 assists per game and 2.2 blocker per game.

• Tillman is one of only two players in the country averaging at least 13.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game.

• Sophomore forward Aaron Henry (Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis) is third on the team with 9.6 points per game, while adding 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

• MSU has four other players averaging at least 4.0 points per game, led by sophomore forward Gabe Brown (Ypsilanti, Mich./Belleville), who is averaging 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds.

• Freshman guard Rocket Watts (Detroit, Mich./SPIRE Academy [Ohio]) adds 6.7 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

• Sophomore forward Marcus Bingham Jr. (Grand Rapids, Mich./GR Catholic Central), who has started the last 12 games and collected career high’s in rebounds (12) and blocks (5) against Illinois on Jan. 2, is averaging 4.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

• Freshman forward Malik Hall (Aurora, Ill./Sunrise Christian Academy [Kan.]), who had nine points and eight rebounds against Duke, is averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds.

Series History

• Friday’s game will be the 147th meeting all-time between Michigan State and Wisconsin.

• Michigan State leads the all-time series with Wisconsin, 82-64, including a 49-14 mark at home.

• The Spartans are 19-11 in their last 30 games and have won seven-straight over the Badgers.

• Michigan State has won 10 in a row at home over Wisconsin.

About Wisconsin

• Wisconsin enters Friday’s game with an 11-6 overall record and a 4-2 mark in the Big Ten.

• The Badgers are coming off a 56-54 win over Maryland at home on Tuesday night.

• Wisconsin has won its last two games and six of the last seven overall.

• All five starters for the Badgers are averaging between seven and 14.0 points per game, with junior forward Nate Reuvers leading the way with 13.7 points .. Reuvers is second on the team with 5.4 rebounds and leads with 35 blocked shots.

• Redshirt sophomore guard Kobe King is second with 10.7 points and redshirt junior forward Micah Potter, who scored 24 and had 13 rebounds against Penn State, is third on the team with 10.1 rebounds and leads the team with 6.0 rebounds.

• Junior guard Brad Davison adds 9.0 points and 4.5 rebounds (with 21 3-pointers) and redshirt junior guard D’Mitrick Trice is averaging 8.9 points and a team-best 3.2 assists.

• Redshirt junior forward Aleem Ford chips in 8.2 points and Brevin Pritzl averages 7.4 points and leads the team in 3-pointers with 27.

• The Badgers rank third in the Big Ten in scoring defense (59.8 points per game).

Make sure you constantly update this story for the latest from the game and do not forget to comment in the comment section with fans from around the nation.

Usual starters:  Cassius Winston, Aaron Henry, Xavier Tillman, Gabe Brown and MBJ

UPDATE:  1st media timeout of the 1st half:  #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 9-2.  15:27  The Spartans have 1 turnover.

UPDATE: 2nd media timeout of the 1st half: #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 12-5. 11:57 The Spartans have 1 turnover.

UPDATE: 3rd media timeout of the 1st half: #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 23-12. 6:32 The Spartans have 3 turnovers.

FINAL Media Timeout Of the Half:  #14 MSU leads Wiscy 33-18  1:08

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UPDATE:  1st media timeout of the 2nd half.  #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 39-30  MSU has 6 turnovers.  15:55

UPDATE: 2nd media timeout of the 2nd half. #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 50-33 MSU has 8 turnovers. 11:30

UPDATE: 3rd media timeout of the 2nd half. #14 MSU leads Wisconsin 63-39 MSU has 9 turnovers. 7:40

UPDATE FINAL Media Timeout of the game:  #14 MSU rocking Wisconsin 67-49.  2:24

Spartans Win!  67-55

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Comments (170)
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Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Here we go

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

usual starters: Winston, Henry, MBJ, Brown and XX

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

I say MSU by 12

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Hey y'all. This is Jake from SI's AllBadgers site, which covers Wisconsin athletics. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll work to answer them.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

www.AllBadgers.com

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Must win. Come on guys

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Starting five for the Badgers https://twitter.com/BadgerMBB/status/1218320355913277442?s=20

Msurick
Msurick

Road wins hard to come by this year in the B1G. We have to win at home...

Msurick
Msurick

Good start. Henry with a smooth floater in the lane.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice start to the game!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

4-2 Great to see MSU get Henry the 1st bucket

JeffDullack
JeffDullack

Nice to see Henry get going early. He was non existent against Purdue

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

6-2 Henry has 4

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice shots by Henry

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Seems like after all the traveling when playing Perdue they’d have remembered the basics!!

Msurick
Msurick

Oops.

greenqueen
greenqueen

It's kind of fun hearing Trice again!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

OMG Cash broke his ankles

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

7-2 MSU

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Great shot! Is he hurt??

Msurick
Msurick

And one!

greenqueen
greenqueen

We can't have Gabe hurt! He needs to be more careful and smart!

JeffDullack
JeffDullack

Really nice effort defensively in the first few minutes. Good job contesting shots and getting out on the perimeter

Msurick
Msurick

Agree. MSU is forcing really tough shots.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Love the fast start

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Nice free Gabe now rest up, we need you

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

MSU 6-0 RUN OVER 2:54

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

WIS FGs: 0 OF LAST 6

JoeP3
JoeP3

I see this is a standard Wisconsin game.

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

First time we've seen Reuvers and Potter on the same floor at the same time. Wisconsin's frontcourt is not necessarily that deep (Reuvers, Potter, Wahl and Ford).

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

That was an awesome assist by Cash!! Great shot by X!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

WIS FGs: 0 OF LAST 7

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Really good start by MU

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

No look by Cash wow

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

That should have been a foul...

greenqueen
greenqueen

Love their socks!!!!

Msurick
Msurick

Good no call, I think.

Msurick
Msurick

Loyer and Marble in the game.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

WIS FGs: 1 OF LAST 10

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

NICE 3 Gabe!!!!

Msurick
Msurick

A thing of beauty.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Aaron Henry doing a lot tonight that is off the ball. Great game.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Ugh don’t like that turnover...

JeffDullack
JeffDullack

Michigan State's playing really well defensively, but nothing's falling for Wisconsin so far

Msurick
Msurick

Foster playing hard, but Loyer just can’t hold these guys off.

DuffyCarpenter1
DuffyCarpenter1

Got to end there little run

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

3!!!! Go Aaron!

greenqueen
greenqueen

Henry!!!!!!

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

Big three by Henry but X stopping in the lane was amazing. Henry has 7

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Editor

21-9 MSU Wiscy TIMEOUT


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