Still, the Badgers could have had a larger cushion entering the second half, as they led 32-25 before Michigan State ripped off an 8-0 run to regain control in the game.
But Wisconsin (17-7, 9-4) staggered at home, going more than five minutes without a point as the Spartans put the game away. Wisconsin followed up the cold spell with a 14-4 run that featured seven points from Brevin Pritzl, five of which came in a single possession after a flagrant foul was called on Michigan State's Matt McQuaid. With two technical fouls assessed to Beilein, the Nittany Lions would hit three of four free throws to start the half before Zavier Simpson hit a trey in transition, 18 seconds into the half to nullify the free throws.
As dominant as Happ was at times, he also accounted for six of the Badgers' 10 turnovers. This ended with a free-throw line jumper from freshman guard Aaron Henry at the 2:30 mark to give MSU a 59-56 lead. "But there's so many things in the other 37 minutes that we can be better at". "We weren't able to do that", Head Coach Greg Gard said.
Senior Charles Matthews paced the Wolverines with 24 points, his fifth 20-point game of the season, while pulling down six rebounds. He was scoreless in the second half until a three-point play with 15.7 seconds left that sealed the victory.
Happ's 20 points put him at 2,000 for his career as he became the fourth player in Big Ten history to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in their career.
Ward's first half was impressive offensively and his defense on Happ was in many ways reminiscent of one of his mentors, Gavin Schilling.
Certainly, asking Michigan basketball or any team to get through the conference unscathed is unrealistic, however, after a loss by Purdue at Maryland, the Wolverines had a chance to take a full, one-game lead over Michigan State and the Boilermakers with six games to go.
MADISON, WISCONSIN - FEBRUARY 12: Nick Ward #44 of the Michigan State Spartans dunks the ball in the first half against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center on February 12, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin.
In addition to the stout defensive showing, Michigan State out-rebounded Wisconsin 40-28. A game that had been frenetic and fast-paced in the first half slowed down considerably in the second half, taking on the tempo and personality more befitting of the Badgers than the Spartans.
The Badgers have now lost two in a row after a six-game win streak. "He made a couple of big, big plays tonight, that's for sure".
A light aircraft has crashed near Makutano Forest in Londiani, Kericho County, killing all the five passengers on board. The IATA said Kenya's air transport infrastructure quality ranks 6th out of 37 countries surveyed in Africa.
But the high price of the hunting permit hides Pakistan's way of preserving the rare species and promoting tourism in the country. By 2015, the population had increased to the point that the USA classified the markhor as "threatened" instead of "endangered".
The Flyers could've pulled within four points of Pittsburgh with a victory, but now stand eight points behind the Penguins . It was the sixth of the season for Bjustad and his first with the Penguins since being acquired from Florida on February 1.
The controversial ad from the campaign included a photo of Kaepernick's face, with the words "Believe in something". The owner of the store has also admitted that there may be more Kaepernick supporters out there than he thought.
If he did veto the Yemen resolution, it's unclear whether lawmakers would have enough support to override him. House lawmakers are set to vote on a on a proposed bill to end US involvement in the proxy war in Yemen .
Tout n'a pourtant pas été facile pour un Wawrinka hésitant, qui s'est fait breaker le premier dans le septième jeu du premier set. Rapidement distancé dans le tie-break, il sauva en vain deux balles de set, avant de commettre une ultime faute en revers.
Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo - statement
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Woman charged with tossing chairs from Canada high-rise
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PM says Iraq to repatriate Iraqi IS fighters held in Syria
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