Boxscore
Michigan St 69, Wisconsin 55
Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Officials - Mike Sanzere, Scott Thornley, Ray Perone
Attendance - 14797

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wisconsin 19 36 55
Michigan St 31 38 69

Recap


MICHIGAN STATE 69, WISCONSIN 55: Draymond Green posted his conference-leading 14th double-double of the season as the No. 8 Spartans used a suffocating defense to defeat the No. 17 Badgers and move back into a first-place tie atop the Big Ten.
 
Green finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists as Michigan State (20-5, 10-3) improved to 16-0 at the Breslin Center and answered co-conference leader Ohio State’s win earlier in the week with a dominating defense that held Wisconsin (19-7, 8-5) to 34 percent shooting from the field.
 
The Spartans, who have won all but one of their home games by double digits, took control of the game for good midway through the first half as Green scored seven points during a 14-0 run that turned a three-point deficit into a 22-12 advantage.
 
Wisconsin, which trailed by as many as 21 points with seven minutes remaining in the game, made a valiant comeback over the next 3:44 to move to within 60-51, but Michigan State hit nine of its final 12 free throws to close out the game.
 
Ryan Evans scored 17 points to lead the Badgers, who saw their four-game road winning streak come to an end.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Spartans made a concerted effort to punish the Badgers inside, outscoring them 26-12 in the paint and converting six of their eight three-point play opportunities. … Green’s two steals moved him into sole possession of fifth place on the school’s all-time list. He already has the fourth-highest rebounding and third-highest blocked shot totals in Michigan State history.

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Berggren 24:00 4-8 2-4 0-0 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 1 10
Mike Bruesewitz 32:00 1-6 0-4 2-2 2 0 2 2 5 2 2 0 4
Ryan Evans 32:00 6-14 1-3 4-4 2 5 7 0 4 0 3 0 17
Josh Gasser 36:00 2-5 0-2 0-0 2 4 6 1 4 0 2 0 4
Jordan Taylor 39:00 3-13 1-6 6-6 0 4 4 5 2 2 0 0 13
Frank Kaminsky 12:00 0-2 0-1 2-2 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 2
Rob Wilson 16:00 2-4 1-3 0-0 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 0 5
Ben Brust 9:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-53 5-24 14-14 12 21 33 10 23 5 10 1 55
  34.0% 20.8% 100.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 10

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Austin Thornton 29:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 3 0 1 0 6
Keith Appling 35:00 6-12 0-4 8-10 0 2 2 4 4 0 2 0 20
Branden Dawson 20:00 3-5 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 7
Draymond Green 35:00 5-9 2-4 8-11 0 10 10 5 3 1 3 0 20
Adreian Payne 18:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Brandan Kearney 19:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0
Derrick Nix 19:00 5-7 0-0 2-2 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 12
Brandon Wood 16:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 2
Russell Byrd 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Alex Gauna 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dan Chapman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keenan Wetzel 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Joe Sweeny 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colby Wollenman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Ianni 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-46 2-9 19-25 6 21 27 13 17 5 10 0 69
  52.2% 22.2% 76.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10
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