Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges added 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 to help Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin, 84-74, on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.
The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, moving them into a third-place tie in the conference and perhaps sealing their spot in a 20th straight NCAA tournament.
The Badgers (22-7, 11-5) have lost four of five and lost a chance to pull into a first-place tie with No. 14 Purdue.
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes scored 22 points, Bronson Koenig had 17 and Zak Showalter added 15. Ethan Happ fouled out with eight points, more than six...