BAD­GERS UP­SET NO. 4 SPAR­TANS

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madi­son, wis.» Ethan Happ scored un­der­neath the bas­ket with 10 sec­onds left, help­ing Wis­con­sin beat No. 4 Michi­gan State 77-76 on Sun­day.

The Spar­tans had a fi­nal chance to win, but Den­zel Valen­tine missed a 3-poin­ter and Matt Costello’s last­sec­ond side jumper bounced off the rim.

Bron­son Koenig scored 27 points and Nigel Hayes added 25 for the Bad­gers (10-9, 2-4 Big Ten), who trailed 7672 af­ter Valen­tine hit a run­ner for the Spar­tans (16-3, 3-3). Koenig made a 3-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 full­court press for the first time in the game, and they 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 with 23 points. Markus Kennedy scored 13 points and No. 10 SMU over­came un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally poor shoot­ing, pulling away late to re­main the na­tion’s only un­beaten Divi­sion I team at 17-0 with a 60-45 vic­tory over Tu­lane. … Jar­rod Uthoff scored 23 points as No. 16 Iowa beat Michi­gan 82-71. … Dwayne Ba­con scored 18 points and Florida State broke a five-game los­ing streak against ranked teams, beat­ing No. 13 Vir­ginia 69-62.

Women

columbia, s.c.» A’ja Wil­son scored 26 points and Khadi­jah Ses­sions hit the gamewin­ning free throw with 0.9 sec­onds left, keep­ing No. 2 South Carolina un­de­feated with a 59-58 vic­tory over No. 15 Texas A&M.

HIGH­LIGHTS

LaBrit­tney Jones scored a sea­son-high 22 points and grabbed nine re­bounds and Ari­zona ended an 11-game los­ing streak against with a 63-52 win. … Alexis Jones scored 29 points as No. 6 Bay­lor beat fourthranked Texas 80-67.

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