No. 2 Michigan State wins 13th in row, beats Wisconsin 63-60

NEW YORK — Cassius Winston hit a go-ahead jumper with 7:17 to play and No. 2 Michigan State won its 13th straight game Friday, beating Wisconsin 63-60 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament.

Miles Bridges led the Spartans (29-3) with 20 points and Winston finished with 17 in advancing to the semifinals Saturday against No. 15 Michigan.


This was Michigan State’s third win over Wisconsin (15-18) this season.

The ninth-seeded Badgers, who had won five of their last seven games, had a chance to tie the game in the waning seconds but the Spartans played tough defense and Brad Davison’s long, contested 3-pointer from beyond the top of the key never hit the rim.

Ethan Happ had 22 points for Wisconsin.


Carsen Edwards and Vincent Edwards each scored 26 points for Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament.

Corey Sanders scored 23 points, including a baseline jumper in the closing minute to pull Rutgers within 78-75. Sanders scored 74 points the three-game run by the last-place Scarlet Knights at Madison Square Garden..

Both Edwardses made free throws in the final 30 seconds to send Purdue (27-5) into the semifinals against seventh-seeded Penn State.

Geo Baker scored 25 points for Rutgers (15-19), the 14th seed.


No. 13 OHIO STATE 68

Tony Carr found Josh Reaves for a game-winning dunk with 3.1 seconds to play for Penn State in the NCAA Tournament.

Carr had 25 points for the second straight night and the seventh-seeded Nittany Lions scored the final five points in beating the 13th-ranked and second-seeded Buckeyes for the third time this season.

Penn State (21-12) will face No. 8 Purdue in the semifinals on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Ohio State (24-8) had a chance to win after calling a timeout, but a last-second shot by C.J. Jackson was not close.


Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman scored 21 points and Moe Wagner had 20 for Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Wolverines (26-7) face top-seed Michigan State in the semifinals.

Isaiah Roby led the fourth-seeded Huskers (22-10) with 18 points.


Jon Axel Gudmundsson’s driving layup with 3.1 seconds left lifted Davidson to the upset.

It was the second loss of the week for the Rams, who were coming off a shocking 30-point home defeat on senior night against unranked Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.

Peyton Aldridge, who had a career-high 45 points in a 117-113 triple-overtime loss to St. Bonaventure on Tuesday night, had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-11, 13-5 Atlantic 10). Gudmundsson finished with 11 points.


Davidson outscored Rhode Island 9-0 over the final 1:47 of the game.

Jared Terrell had 22 points for the Rams (23-6, 15-3), who squandered a 6-point lead in the final 41 seconds after missing the front end of three straight 1-and-1s.

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