MADISON, Wis., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Keith Appling connected on a trio of 3-pointers on his way to 19 points Tuesday, propelling No. 11 Michigan State over Wisconsin 49-47.
The Spartans (17-3, 6-1 Big Ten) won their sixth straight game with the help of Branden Dawson, who provided a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds.
The Badgers (13-6, 4-2), meanwhile, got 10 points and seven rebounds from Mike Bruesewitz but couldn't avoid their second consecutive defeat.
Jared Berggren added nine points and nine boards for Wisconsin.