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Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State basketball’s win at Wisconsin Lansing State Journal
1. MSU makes a statement with its stand in Madison
2. McQuaid should try that pump-fake 3-pointer again. And again. And again.
3. Freshman thoughts – the Wisconsin edition

How Michigan State basketball stole crucial win at Wisconsin, 67-59 Detroit Free Press
It became a battle between the Big Ten’s two premier Player of the Year candidates. Cassius Winston and No. 11 Michigan State basketball pulled away late from Ethan Happ and No. 20 Wisconsin, with the Spartans riding a late 8-0 run to earn a critical 67-59 road victory over the Badgers on Tuesday night at Kohl Center.

Role players deliver late as Michigan State tops Wisconsin MLive.com
Michigan State came here asking its two stars to carry it to a critical road win and keep pace in the Big Ten standings. Those two got it to the doorstep, before some role players finished things off for the Spartans. Aaron Henry and Kenny Goins hit key late shots as No. 11 Michigan State beat No. 20 Wisconsin, 67-59, on Tuesday night here at the Kohl Center.

Michigan State makes statement with huge win at Wisconsin Spartan Avenue
When you ask any Michigan State fan where they hate to see the Spartans play in Big Ten play, one of the first answers has to be the Kohl Center in Madison against the Badgers. Wisconsin is an incredibly tough team to beat at home, but Michigan State didn’t back down and beat the No. 20 Badgers on Tuesday night, 67-59.

No. 11 Michigan State rallies for road win over No. 20 Wisconsin Detroit News
Michigan State got a huge road win at Wisconsin on Tuesday night, and in the process, regained control of its own fate in the race for the Big Ten championship. Cassius Winston scored 23 to lead No. 11 Michigan State to a 67-59 victory over No. 20 Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Coupled with Purdue’s loss at Maryland, the Spartans now sit one game behind first-place Michigan, a team it still faces twice in the final weeks of the season.

Michigan State grinds out critical win at Wisconsin Spartan Tailgate
The No. 11-ranked Spartans handled one of the more difficult environments — and styles — in the league thanks to a big first half from junior forward Nick Ward and a gritty collective defensive effort through the final 20 minutes. Redshirt senior Kenny Goins was a “question mark” heading into the game because of an elbow injury, MSU head coach Tom Izzo said, and he put a period on Tuesday’s statement victory in Madison, Wisconsin.