7:00 PM ET, January 3, 2012
Kohl Center, Madison, WI
Michigan State wins in OT as Wisconsin's game-tying bid misses the buzzer
MADISON, Wis. -- Tom Izzo never actually heard what the officials' final ruling was on Ryan Evans' apparent game-tying 3-pointer.He just knew the shot didn't count, and Michigan State was walking away with a rare road victory at Wisconsin.Evans' shot was disallowed after officials looked at a replay and ruled that it left his hand after time expired, allowing the Spartans (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) to hold on for a 63-60 overtime victory over the Badgers (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP)."I don't know what happened at the end," Izzo said. "Nor do I care. I thought we played well enough and earned the win, and that's the way I'm going to look at it."
Cold Outside For Wisconsin
The Badgers had been one of the nation's best 3-point shooting teams, ranking 13th in 3-point percentage through the first 14 games, but have been ice cold from long distance in their past two contests.
|First 14 Games||Last 2 Games|
|3-pt FG pct.||41.1||16.0|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-60 (.400)||18-54 (.333)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-5 (.400)||5-22 (.227)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-20 (.650)||19-27 (.704)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (1/0)||19 (0/0)|