Friday, February 29, 2008
Badgers Stomp Sparty 57-42
The #10 Badgers rolled last night to a 57-42 victory over the #15 ranked Michigan State Spartans. With two games to play, UW sits a half-game ahead of Purdue and Indiana. The Badgers play Penn St. and Northwestern, putting them in a good position to win or at least tie for the Big Ten Championship.
The Badgers were led by Senior Brian Butch, putting up 16 pts and was 4 of 6 from 3pt land. The Badgers only committed 1 turnover the entire game. That 1 turnover was by Joe Krabbenhoft as head came down with a rebound, put the ball on the floor, and had it stripped away. It truly is amazing for any team to have so few turnovers, and is quite an accomplishment.
The Badgers also held Michigan State star Drew Neitzel to 3 pts, going 1-10 and only hitting (1) 3-pointer. Michigan State, which entered the game shooting a Big Ten-best 48.7 percent from the field, finished at 34.5 percent en route to their second-lowest scoring output of the season.
Photo Credit: Steve Apps - State Journal