College basketball: No. 4 Michigan State falls to Wisconsin, 77-76

Ethan Happ, Matt Costello

Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ (22) blocks a shot by Michigan State’s Matt Costello (10) during the first half Sunday.

(Andy Manis / Associated Press)

Ethan Happ scored underneath the basket with 10 seconds left and Wisconsin defeated No. 4 Michigan State, 77-76, on Sunday at Madison, Wis.

The Spartans still had two chances to win but Denzel Valentine missed a three-point shot and Matt Costello’s last-second side jump shot bounced off the rim.

Bronson Koenig scored 27 points and Nigel Hayes had 25 for the Badgers (10-9, 2-4 Big Ten Conference), who trailed, 76-72, after Valentine made a runner.

Koenig made a three-pointer with Valentine in his face and the shot clock winding down to pull Wisconsin within 76-75 with 27 seconds left.


The Badgers went to a full-court press for the first time in the game and forced a turnover as Eron Harris stepped out of bounds while double-teamed.

With the clock winding down, Koenig found Happ for the winning basket.

Valentine led Michigan State (16-3, 3-3) with 23 points and Costello scored 18.

No. 10 Southern Methodist 60, at Tulane 45: Markus Kennedy scored 13 points and the Mustangs (17-0, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) pulled away late to remain the nation’s only unbeaten Division I team.


Jordan Tolbert and Nic Moore scored 12 points each for the Mustangs, who shot a season-worst 40.4% (21 of 52) and did not take the lead for good until Ben Moore’s running floater as he was fouled made it 33-30 with 12 minutes 41 seconds to go.

Melvin Frazier scored 11 points and Malik Morgan had 10 for the Green Wave (8-11, 1-5), which has lost five of its last six games.

Southern Methodist made one of 10 three-point shots but outscored Tulane, 32-16, in the paint.

at Florida State 69, No. 13 Virginia 62: Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points and the Seminoles (12-5, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a losing streak against ranked teams at five games.

The Seminoles trailed, 39-36, early in the second half but took control with a 12-3 run.

London Parrantes led the Cavaliers (13-4, 2-3) with 19 points and Anthony Gill scored 13.

at No. 16 Iowa 82, Michigan 71: Jarrod Uthoff scored 23 points and the Hawkeyes are off to their first 5-0 start in the Big Ten in 19 years.

Peter Jok had 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Iowa (14-3), which has won seven consecutive games.


The Hawkeyes broke open the game with a 16-3 run midway through the second half.

Derrick Walton Jr. had 16 points for the Wolverines (13-5, 3-2).


at Colorado 91, Oregon 87: Josh Scott had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-2 Pac-12), who have won three of their last four games.

Dillon Brooks scored 21 points and Tyler Dorsey had 19 for the Ducks (14-4, 3-2).

at Utah 59, Oregon State 53: Beavers forward Jarmal Reid tripped a referee and was ejected with 2:56 remaining, starting the Utes’ winning rally by the Utes (13-5, 2-3).

Reid fell while dribbling when a Utah player seemed to bump him. He complained there was no foul call and then stuck his right leg out while getting up and the official stumbled to the court.

The Beavers (11-5, 2-3) were outscored, 6-1, the rest of the way.


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