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Wisconsin Edges No.14 Michigan State 64-63

Michigan State’s Aaron Henry (11) battles between Wisconsin’s Brevin Pritzl (1) and Tyler Wahl (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 15 points, D’Mitrik Trice had 14 and Aleem Ford added 13 to help Wisconsin edge No. 14 Michigan State 64-63 on Saturday.

Wisconsin earned the victory despite missing guard Brad Davison because of a suspension. The Badgers also lost Kobe King, the team’s second-leading scorer, when he announced this week that he intended to transfer.

The Badgers (13-9, 6-5 Big Ten) shot 57.7% from the field in the first half and had 12 points in the paint before halftime.

Trice had six rebounds and five assists for the Badgers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Cassius Winston scored a game-high 23 points and Rocket Watts had 16 for Michigan State (16-6, 8-3), which has lost three of its last four Big Ten road games.

The Spartans fought back after a sluggish first half with a 17-2 run. Winston scored seven points during that second-half stretch. The standout guard’s jumper with 11:22 to go pulled Michigan State within three points at 50-47

Davison, who had 21 starts this season, did not play due to a suspension for a flagrant foul he committed late in the Badgers’ loss at Iowa.

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Reuvers banked in a 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run to extend Wisconsin’s lead to 26-11 with 7:33 to go in the first half.

BIG PICTURE

Michigan State: Foster Loyer came off the bench and made back-to-back jumpers to the help the Spartans dig out of their first-half hole.

Wisconsin: The Badgers will get a boost when Davison returns from his one-game suspension. In 21 starts, Davison has averaged 8.8 points per game. He shoots 88.6% from the free throw line, which is the second-best mark on the team.

UP NEXT

Michigan State hosts Penn State on Tuesday night in the first of two regular-season games between the teams.

Wisconsin travels to play Minnesota on Wednesday night.


 

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