Wisconsin vs Michigan State
Badger Score - MSU Score 47-54 Final
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Badgers lose the tip, Badgers force a turnover on the first MSU drive.
Leuer takes a shot from the wing and it is off to the Spartans.
Another Spartans turnover, good Badger defense early.
Badgers working the swing, Badgers tentative with the shot get called for a shot clock violation.
MSU scores from mid range.
Badgers turn it over.
Nice play down low gets 2 for MSU.
Badgers nice pass down gets the Badgers their first points.
Held ball to the Badgers.
Nankivil knocks down his shot, nice to see him getting in the game early.
Badgers foul Green on the drive, shooting 2. Green hits them both.
Badgers work the swing well and get Leuer a wid open 3 and its good.
Nice steal by Leuer on the other end.
Taylor on the drive gets blocked.
Badgers work the clock all the way down and Leuer can hit the jumper at the buzzer.
Nice hustle by Trevon forces an out of bounds.
Spartans working the offense at a slow pace. Leuer with the block and gets a rebound later on after a few put back attemps.
Evans tries a turn around jumper, ugly shot. They were isolating for Evans to take that shot and it didn't work.
Badgers force another turnover on the Spartans down low.
(So far it has been the battle of the turnovers.)
Badgers are 3 of 11 from the field.
Badgers really working the swing. Taylor works to get a three and it is off.
Travel call on Michigan State.
Badgers work the swing all the way down and misses on the runner, Badgers tie it up on the rebound ball to MSU.
Badger Score 7 MSU 8
MSU with a nice pass for the dunk.
Taylor on the 3 is in and out.
Badgers foul away from the ball. Jumper is good for MSU.
Keaton Nankivil picks up his second foul trying to stop the Morgan penetration.
Morgan misses both foul shots.
Leuer turns it over as his dribble is knocked off him.
Roe drives scores and 1 on Mike B. (Nankivil being out is going to hurt)
Badger Score 7 - MSU 14
Roe hits his free throw.
Hughes hits on the finger roll.
Badgers force a turnover on the MSU drive to the hoop, Taylor in on that one.
Evans shoots a wide open 3 and gets nothing but air.
MSU losses the ball but it goes out of bounds to them.
Hughes with a great steal but can't finish on the break.
MSU drive out of bounds of their knee.
Hughes got hurt on the landing on the miss and comes out of the game.
Taylor travels on the drive to the hoop their 6th turnover.
The refs warn Taylor and Lucious about the verbal sparring.
Taylor with a nice shot on the runner, all about his strength.
Badgers forced to foul down low. Green misses both.
JBo misses from 15. The Badgers are having Taylor drive to start every set now.
Alan hits a quick 3 for MSU.
Badger Score 11 MSU 18
MSU Fouls down low.
Badgers and MSU trade empty trips.
Hughes hits on a 3 after going to the locker room.
Another Badger foul and MSU hits on 1 of 2.
Badger Score 14 MSU 19
Leuer with a quick shot from 8 misses.
Nice strip from Taylor on a rebound.
Badgers run but can’t find a shot.
Summers fouls Taylor down low. Taylor hits them both.
Badgers back to within 3.
Blocking foul on Leuer it looked like he got their in time.
Allan hits both foul shots.
Taylor on a nice runner is good.
Badgers give up an offensive rebound and are forced to foul Roe down low.
Roe hits on 1 of 2.
Foul away from the ball on Summers his second.
Jason hits both foul shots.
Badger Score 20 MSU 22
MSU turns it over on the drive to the hoop with 10 seconds left in the half.
Bo calls timeout on the run out to setup a play.
JBo to inbound. Taylor on the dribble and he walks trying to shoot. 8 turnovers for the Badgers in the half.
End of First Half
Quick points at the half, the Badgers besides their horrid shooting percentage 28% they are turning the ball over to much and are giving up to many rebounds on the defensive end of the floor (MSU 8 offensive rebounds 20 overall in the half). For Michigan State they would have a much larger lead if they could hit foul shots, but as we said in our preview that isn't a strength. In the much talked about battle of the bench it is 6 to 4 Badgers or should we say Taylor 6 vs Green 4.
Badger ball to start running the swing, Leuer with the clock going down hits the jumper and it is tied up.
Nice defense by Nankivil forces a miss.
Nice defense by Nankivil forces a miss.
Shot clock isn't working, bringing a timeout.
Bo and Izzo having a nice chat with the refs about the shot clock. Hopefully that was all they were talking about.
Badgers get 14 seconds to work. Nankivil to stron on the three.
Nice steal by the Badgers and they push and back to the swing.
Hughes fouled on the shot. Hughes misses both.
Jbo fouls on the cut to the hoop.
Evans gets beat on a drive to the hoop by Lucas and has to foul.
Lucas hits them both.
Badger Score 22 - MSU 27
Badgers with a very broken possesion turn it over.
Allan hits a 3.
JBo fouled on the 3 point shot.
Jason Bohannon hits all three.
Badger Score 25 MSU 27
Hand check foul by Hughes working on Luca.
Runner and Allan can't hit.
Leuer hits the jumper
Morgan hits down low on the good pass from Green.
Leuer takes his man down low and hits.
Badger Score 29 MSU 29
Badger foul down low.
Green hits both foul shots, MSU up 2.
Badgers working the swing Leuer walks down low, turnover number 9.
Quick shoot and a miss by MSU.
Badgers work the clock all the way down and Hughes takes a bad shot.
MSU hits on the 10 footer.
Leuer hits on a quick 2.
Leuer with the steal. Leuer misses on the jumper.
Summers shot is in and out Hughes with the rebound.
Hughes all the way down with a great runner.
Badger Score 33 MSU 33
Morgan stripped down low.
Hughes off on the jumper and he could have found a better shot.
Alan nice moves down low gets 2.
Leuer works for his shot and hits the jumper. It is tied.
Blocking foul on Taylor down low.
Roe hits both foul shots, MSU up 2.
Badgers working the clock down and get fouled down low on a kick out pass.
Taylor misses a three on the in bound and MSU gets 2 easy points on the rebound.
Leuer hits from 3, Badgers down 1.
Badgers loose Green and he gets an easy dunk.
Badger Score 38 MSU 41
Leuer with a nice move but can't hit the jumper.
Badgers foul on the Lucas penetration. Foul on Jarmusz.
Badgers give up an offensive rebound and an easy put back.
Spartan crowd is getting loud.
Leuer misses a three with the clock going down and MSU runs and picks up a foul.
Morgan hits 1 of 2.
Badger Score 38 MSU 44
Hughes puts up a long jumper and its off, Badgers need to work for better shots.
Morgan misses the turn around.
Leuer hits after a shoulder shake, nice play.
Badgers give up another offensive rebound and have to foul on the put back.
MSU misses both free throws.
Taylor drives and is fouled on the shot. Taylor hits 1. Badgers down 3.
Badgers force a turnover.
Badgers working the swing, Leuer puts up a long three and a big air ball.
Jarmusz gets beat down low for a layup by Morgan and fouls him.
Badger Score 41 MSU 47
Taylor fouled on the dribble.
Badgers finding nothing easy, Green picks up his fourth foul down low.
Evans in the game now. Hughes turns it over on the dribble and with 3 minutes left every trip is becoming important.
MSU throws a wild pass, turnover.
Badgers can not find easy shots, Hughes throw up an air ball from 3 with the clock going down.
Timeout Spartans. Lucas hits the runner and this game is getting out of hand.
Jarmusz misses a three long rebound and JBo hits the three.
Badger Score 44 MSU 49
Big defensive stand needed, Badgers press, Lucas shoots up an air ball from 3.
JBo misses off the back of the rim, he didn't set for that shot enough. Jarmusz fouls on the rebound.
Green hits 1 of 2.
Badgers almost turn it over and Jbo gets fouled. Jbo misses the front end of a 1 and 1.
MSU hits both free throws.
Leuer hits a straight away three from very deep.
Badger Score 47 MSU 52
Hughes has to foul on the in bound, he tried to strip first. That was a very touchy foul.
Lucas hits both foul shots.
JBo misses the 3 pointer long. Hughes off on the 3.
Badger Score 47 MSU 54 Final
Badgers First Reaction:
The Badgers played a solid game and turned the game into a defensive battle instead of the fast pace MSU likes but couldn't get the win. The Badgers main problems were on the offensive end as they could not get good looks in the second half, credit the MSU defense. The Badgers seemed to go away from finding looks from JBo as he took only 3 shots until late in the day. The Badgers were also unable to score down low as they couldn't get the ball down there after the 10 minute mark of the second half. Trevon Hughes was only 3 of 12 from the field and finished with only 7 points, and turned the ball over 4 times. Most of Hughes misses were with the clock running down, and don't forget he left the game in the first half after twisting his ankle. The Badgers will not win many games with the night Hughes had no matter how well the team is playing. The Badgers were led by Leuer with 21 and JBo with 10 points. The Badgers shot only 34% from the field and 22.7% from three and that likely won't happen again this year, credit the MSU defense and MSU in general for a well played game. This game was a closely contested game, look for the Badgers to have the advantage when they play in Madison.