Wisconsin Badgers men's basketball edges No. 14 Michigan State, 64-63
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo talked with Wisconsin counterpart Greg Gard earlier in the week about what the Badgers were facing — including the suspension of starter Brad Davison.
So Wisconsin’s performance against the 14th-ranked Spartans didn’t surprise Izzo.
“I can take a little joy in my profession that kids still rallied around (their coach),” Izzo said.
Nate Reuvers scored 15 points and D’Mitrik Trice had 14 to help Wisconsin edge the Spartans 64-63 on Saturday. The win for Wisconsin snapped an eight-game losing streak in the series against Michigan State.
Wisconsin earned the win despite missing both Davison and Kobe King. The team’s second-leading scorer, King announced this week that he intended to transfer.
Cassius Winston scored a game-high 23 points and Rocket Watts had 16 for Michigan State (16-6, 8-3).