Lucas At Large: MBB: Michigan State 67, Wisconsin 59

Here's what Mike Lucas had to say about Wisconsin's 67-59 loss to Michigan State at the Kohl Center in Madison on Tuesday night. The loss was the Badgers' second in a row.

"Not many good looks the final 5-plus minutes. Forced to make contested shots. MSU locked up UW’s starting backcourt. Squandered 15 points from reserves (Pritzl had 5pt poss 1stH). Had been 12-0 when scoring 11 or more from bench. FT line was liability (5-of-12, Happ was 0-for-6)"

"Nate Reuvers battled Nick Ward on almost equal terms in paint for positioning. Added weight-strength paying off physically for Reuvers who stretched defense with perimeter scoring (3-of-6 on 3’s. Teammates were 3-of-14). Charlie Thomas also acquitted himself well vs Ward/Tillman"