Draymond Green had 20 points and 10 rebounds, Keith Appling scored 20 points and No. 7 Michigan State beat No. 15 Wisconsin 69-55 on Thursday night in East Lansing to move back into a first-place tie with No. 6 Ohio State.
The Spartans (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) have won four straight — the longest active streak in the conference — and six of their last seven games.
The Badgers (19-7, 8-5) had won seven of their last eight, including their previous four road games, after opening the Big Ten season with three straight losses.
Appling's three-point play with 5:24 left in the first half capped a 14-0 run that gave Michigan State a 22-12 lead.
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The Spartans led 31-19 at halftime and built a 53-33 lead midway through the second half. This was their sixth win over a ranked team this season, most in Division I.
Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor missed 10 of his 13 shots and was held to 13 points.
Michigan State, which snapped the Buckeyes' 39-game home winning streak Saturday night, improved to 16-0 at the Breslin Center.
The home of the Spartans was so loud late in the first half that official Mike Sanzere told ranting Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan that he couldn't hear him.
Ryan was often livid in the first half, screaming about calls that were made or that he thought were missed, but was much more subdued after halftime.
Wisconsin has lost 40 straight games as visitors in the conference against top-10 teams since winning at No. 4 Ohio State on Nov. 26, 1980, according to STATS, LLC.
Taylor, who averaged 29 points in his previous two games against Michigan State, got his first field goal with 5 seconds left in the first half after missing his first six shots.
Ryan Evans scored 17 points for Wisconsin and Jared Berggren had 10.
No. 20 Florida State 48, Virginia Tech 47: Michael Snaer's three-pointer with 2.6 seconds kept the host Seminoles in a first-place tie in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Snaer, who had made only three of his 10 previous shots, hit the game-winner from nearly the identical spot he produced similar heroics in Florida State's 76-73 win at Duke on Jan. 21.
Ian Miller led Florida State (18-7, 9-2) with 11 points and Snaer had nine to help the Seminoles rally from a 15-point deficit early in the second half.
Erick Green led Virginia Tech (14-12, 3-8) with 18 points and was nearly fouled as he launched a last-second desperation shot that bounced off the rim as the buzzer sounded.
No. 15 Northern Kentucky 67, No. 12 Kentucky Wesleyan 55: Eshaunte Jones scored 15 points and Northern Kentucky beat host Kentucky Wesleyan in an NCAA Division II game.
Chad Jackson and DeAndre Nealy each had 11 points for NKU (20-4, 12-4 GLVC).
Anthony Young had 28 points for Kentucky Wesleyan (19-5, 11-5).
Pikeville 67, Rio Grande 62: Host Pikeville used an 8-0 run in the second half to take control and hold off Mid-South rival Rio Grande, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Chris McHenry led Pike-ville (16-10, 8-7) with 21 points, going 11-for-14 from the line. He added four rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior Trevor Setty had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Shaun Gunnell led Rio Grande (12-15, 3-10) with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
No. 18 Georgia 61, No. 25 South Carolina 59: Anne Marie Armstrong sank two foul shots with 5 seconds left, lifting Georgia to a win at South Carolina.
The Lady Bulldogs (20-6, 9-4 Southeastern Conference) led 59-55 with 1:07 left, then La'Keisha Sutton and Iesia Walker both went 2-for-2 at the foul line, pulling South Carolina (19-7, 8-5) even at 59 with 12 seconds left. Georgia got the ball back and South Carolina's Sancheon White committed the foul, sending Armstrong to the line for the game-winning points.
Walker's last-second three-point attempt wouldn't fall.
Jasmine Hassell led Georgia with 18 points, while Sutton paced South Carolina with 20 points.
The Lady Bulldogs, who have won four straight, are a game out of first in the SEC.