Found February 16, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
This year’s match-ups between MSU and Wisconsin on both the gridiron and the hardwood have been very exciting. During college football season, we had the Hail Mary pass that led to a Spartan victory and the come-from-behind win by Wisconsin in the Big Ten championship, and the basketball rivalry seemed like it would run a similar script–last month’s controversial shot call let the Spartans come away with a win at the Kohl Center. So as the winter chill helped usher in a hungry Badger team looking for redemption, there was the sense that this game would resemble a tough, drawn out battle between two of the Big Ten’s well-known defensive squads. Not so much. While two of the last three meetings between the teams have gone into overtime, Michigan State was able to assert its dominance and protect a 15-0 home win streak at the Breslin Center without needing to tally any extra minutes. One dynamic aspect of the game was the Spartan’s bench play, with the green and white reserves outscor...
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