GAME THREAD: Wisconsin vs. No. 15 Michigan State

Jake Kocorowski

Jake Kocorowski

The Big Ten grind continues for the Wisconsin Badgers when they battle No. 15 Michigan State on Friday night in East Lansing.

Wisconsin (11-6 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) hopes to continue its three-game winning streak against ranked opponents when it steps on the floor of Breslin Center. On Tuesday evening in Madison, Brad Davison's three-pointer with about 11 seconds to play lifted the team to a 56-54 last-minute victory over No. 17 Maryland. 

Now, UW looks to contain a Michigan State (13-4, 5-1) team that has rested since a 71-42 loss at Purdue on Sunday. One of the best college basketball players in the nation, senior point guard Cassius Winston, leads the Spartans into another conference clash.

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AllBadgers.com will provide updates throughout the game after each media timeout and during halftime with analysis and stats. Also check out more interview excerpts from Wednesday availability featuring guard D'Mitrik Trice, forward Aleem Ford and assistant Joe Krabbenhoft.

FIRST HALF

First Media Timeout

Wisconsin trailing 9-2 to No. 15 Michigan State at the first media timeout. UW just 1-of-7 shooting, MSU 3-of-5. Not a lot of clean looks for the Badgers early on.

Second Media Timeout

UW trails 12-5 with 11:57 to play in the first half. Badgers still cold from the field in connecting on just 2-of-13 shots so far. Xavier Tillman has five for the Spartans early on.

Third Media Timeout

Michigan State is currently shooting 47.1% from the field, including hitting three of five three-pointers, and leads 23-12 with 6:32 until halftime. Wisconsin just five of 22 from the field and one of seven from deep. Trice currently has five points.

Final Media Timeout

Michigan State up 33-18 over Wisconsin. Badgers connecting on just 27.6% for their shots on the night, only 1 of 9 from three-point range. Spartans at 54.2% from the field. Gabe Brown already with 11 on 4-of-4 shooting, Tillman with nine points for MSU.

HALFTIME: Michigan State 35, Wisconsin 20

SECOND HALF

Michigan State Timeout

Wisconsin on a 10-0 run in the last 3:09, cutting the deficit to single digits at 39-30 with 15:55 to play. Reuvers with eight points in the second half already. UW shooting 4-of-5 in the first 4:05 of the final frame, while Michigan State just 2-of-9.

First Media Timeout

Malik Hall will go to the line to attempt to complete the three-point play but Wisconsin has cut the lead to 41-33 with 14:47 to play. UW five of seven in field goal attempts, MSU three of 12.

Second Media Timeout

Wisconsin brought the game to within 6 but an 11-2 run by Michigan State brings the Spartans' lead back to 15, now at 50-35 with 11:30 to play.

Final Media Timeout

Davision will head to the line with 2:24 to play. Wisconsin trails Michigan State 67-49. Just too much Sparty on the offensive end, as four players are in double figures. That does not include Winston, who is being held to just six points as the game winds down.

Comments (20)
Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Love seeing D Trice play well.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

8:43 1st half Wisconsin timeout. Aaron Henry for MSU has 7 and has struggled all year. 21-9 Spartans

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

Good play by Trice there for a quick basket.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

WIS FGs: 1 OF LAST 10

Jake Kocorowski
Jake Kocorowski

Editor

UW 2 of 13 from the field as we hit the second media timeout.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

WIS FGs: 0 OF LAST 7

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

WIS FGs: 0 OF LAST 6

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

MSU 6-0 RUN OVER 2:54

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Rare fast start for MSU

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Aaron Henry has 4 early for MSU. He has been struggling.

MSU88CHICK
MSU88CHICK

Like to read your stuff! Hondo said you have good information, welcome to Sports Illistrated!!

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

We love Trice. All Spartans do.

B1G Ball Buster1
B1G Ball Buster1

Hey Jake. Big Spartan. Hondo said you had good stuff. Excited to check you out.

Hondo S. Carpenter
Hondo S. Carpenter

Welcome to the SI family Jake. You will be great.