No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers Defeat No. 17 Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing

The No. 14 Wisconsin Badgers (19-4, 10-3 B1G) get some revenge over the No. 17 Michigan State Spartans (17-6, 8-4 B1G) in a 70-62 win inside the Breslin Center where UW never trailed in the game.

I kinda like college basketball. I kinda love watching Wisconsin basketball. Another big time road win for the Fighin’ Gardo’s!

A reminder that there are humans among us who wanted Greg Gard to no longer be the head coach of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program. Distance yourself from those people.

It’s the first time that UW has won consecutive games in East Lansing since 2002-2004. It’s also the first time that the Badgers have won on the road at Purdue (West Lafayette) and at Michigan State (East Lansing) in the same season since 1963.

Johnny Davis is a baaaad man! After scoring just four points on Saturday night against Penn State, Davis responded by scoring 25 points tonight, with 18 coming in the second half. Davis also grabbed six rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes. He also waved goodbye to the MSU student section and gave them an L.

Tyler Wahl, who missed the first meeting against MSU, was great on both ends tonight. Wahl finished with 11 points, five rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 32 minutes.

Chucky Hepburn did not look like a freshman in crunch time and finished with 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out three assists.

Brad Davison finished with eight points despite not shooting the ball particularly well, but he came up big on the defensive end.

As a team UW was 25-of-53 (47.2%) from the field, 6-for-18 (33.3%) from 3-point range, but left a ton of points at the free throw line finishing 14-for-22 (63.6%) at the line. UW finished with 1.09 points per possession (PPP) and committed just seven turnovers.

For a team that was projected by the “experts” to finish in 10th in the Big Ten already has double-digit conference wins. It’s the 19th time in the last 21 seasons that UW has had double-digit conference wins.

Davis was outstanding tonight, but everyone stepped up. Huge team victory and this was a big, big win.

This team is fun and continues to impress.

Wisconsin now has eight Quad 1 wins, which is tied with Kansas for most in the country.

Up Next:

The Badgers will welcome the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-9, 7-5 B1G) to the Kohl Center on Saturday, February 12th. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be televised on FS1.

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