Spartans down Badgers, off to B1G tourney title game

(AP) Adreian Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship. The third-seeded Spartans (25-8) won consecutive games for the first time since winning 11 straight in a stretch over December and January. They will face No. 8 Michigan in the final on Sunday.

The Spartans went on a 16-1 run in the first half and took a 37-16 lead when Gary Harris scored with 5:39 left before halftime. Frank Kaminsky had 28 points for Wisconsin.

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Tom on 3/15/2014 @ 5:23pm EDT Said:

Wisconsin will be in double-bonus half-way through the second half. Let’em play.

Spartan in Los Angeles on 3/15/2014 @ 7:40pm EDT Said:

Great win for my Spartan Dawgs whoever wins the gam tomorrow is the legitimize Big Ten Champion

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