MADISON - Ryan Evans had a three-pointer nullified by replay at the end of overtime last night, and the University of Wisconsin men's basketball team lost at home to Michigan State 63-60.
Referee Pat Driscoll admitted some confusion. He said a clock on a side scoreboard showed two-tenths-of-a-second left when the shot left Evans' hand. But the clock above the backboard read zero, and that's the one the officials must use. Driscoll could not explain the discrepancy. But the end result was the Badgers' first home loss to Michigan State since 2001 - and Wisconsin's first back-to-back losses at the Kohl Center in three seasons.
It was another rough shooting night for the Badgers, who were out-shot 40-to-33 percent while making just 22-percent from three-point range. Jordan Taylor scored 13 of Wisconsin's final 15 points in regulation. And he hit one of two free throws with 16-point-four-seconds left to send the game to overtime. Taylor also scored eight of the Badgers' 10 points in the extra session. He finished with 28 on the night.
Draymond Green had 18 points and 14 rebounds for 10th-ranked Michigan State, which won its 14th straight game. The Spartans are now 3-0 in the Big Ten and 14-2 overall.
The 18th-ranked Badgers dropped to 12-4 overall, and 1-2 in the conference. And they lost just their 14th game at home in coach Bo Ryan's 11 years in Madison. The Badgers will play at Michigan on Sunday.