Jackson Lifts Badgers Over No. 9 Spartans 60-58


Traevon Jackson hits late 10 foot jumper to put Badgers over No. 9 Michigan State.

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 16: Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers watches his team play against the Indiana Hoosiers during a semifinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 16, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Traevon Jackson hit a pull-up jumper with 2.1 seconds left for Wisconsin, 10 seconds after Michigan State's Adreian Payne tied it with a 3, and the Badgers beat the ninth-ranked Spartans 60-58 on Sunday.
The Badgers (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten) committed 14 turnovers, six more than their NCAA-leading 8.3 per game, but gutted out a win over the Spartans (20-4, 9-2).
A desperation 3 by Michigan State from midcourt banged off the rim as time expired, and the Wisconsin faithful erupted with applause. The victory snapped a three-game losing skid at home.
Tied at 58, coach Bo Ryan again put the ball in the hands of Jackson, who has a history of hitting clutch shots.
Payne finished with 24 points.


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