MADISON, Wis. — Michigan State might not be a perfect team, but certain themes are developing. Most importantly, the Spartans are almost always the better team in the final minutes.
They were down the stretch again Tuesday, winning at Wisconsin’s Kohl Center for the second year in a row and just the second time since 2001.
Keith Appling and Branden Dawson were terrific. Appling finished with 19 points, Dawson with career highs of 18 points and 13 rebounds.
MSU is 17-3, 6-1 in the Big Ten and, regardless of its inconsistencies, is showing itself to be a major player in the Big Ten race.
Izzo at the podium. More here later.