The Wisconsin men lost to Michigan State in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, 65-52. The Badgers led by eleven early, but the Spartans scored thirteen straight points and closed the first half on a 26-5 run. Michigan State built its lead to 46-27 before Wisconsin would go on a run of its own. The Badgers scored thirteen straight to cut their deficit to 46-40, but a 13-2 run by the Spartans put the game out of reach.
Jordan Taylor scored 19 points and Ryan Evans added 18 as Wisconsin (24-9) falls to Michigan State (26-7) for a third time this season. The Badgers will find out Sunday evening who, when and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan State will take on Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament title game.