Men's Basketball Suffers Upset at the Hands of No. 24 Wisconsin
Badgers end seven-game win streak for the Spartans.
January 6, 1999
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Ty Calderwood scored 12 points and No. 24 Wisconsin held No. 12 Michigan to 33 percent shooting in a 66-51 victory Wednesday night.
Sean Mason and Mike Kelley added 11 points each and Andy Kowske had 10 for Wisconsin (13-3, 1-2 Big Ten), which shot 65 percent in the second half in snapping a two-game losing streak, both conference games.
Michigan State (11-4, 0-1) was led by Morris Peterson with 13 points. The Spartans shot 30 percent in the second half.
The Badgers shot 38 percent in the first half but came out sizzling in the second half, hitting 10 of their first 12 attempts to take a 47-39 lead.
The Spartans cut the deficit to 49-44, but the Badgers went on a 17-4 run to pull away. Wisconsin made eight straight free throws down the stretch.
Wisconsin held the Spartans scoreless for more than seven minutes in taking a 9-0 lead.
But after missing its first seven shots, Michigan State battled back and scored the last six points of the first half for a 27-24 lead.
The Badgers received a scare in the first half when Mason, their leading scorer in every other game this season, crumpled to the floor, holding his left knee.
Mason, who twice in the past has suffered season-ending knee injuries, sat out about four minutes before returning. His 11 points matched his previous season low against New Mexico State.