Winston claims assist record, No. 15 Spartans top Wisconsin
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston had six points and four assists and became the Big Ten career assists leader as No. 15 Michigan State beat Wisconsin 67-55 Friday night.
The Badgers (11-7, 4-3 Big Ten) trailed the entire game, but went on a 13-0 run with Nate Reuvers scoring 11 points to cut their deficit to six points early in the second half.
Michigan State (14-4, 6-1 Big Ten) pulled away with balanced scoring and stingy defense, building a 63-39 lead.
Shortly thereafter, Winston threw an alley-oop lob to Xavier Tillman, giving him four assists in the game and 817 in his career. Former Spartan Mateen Cleaves, who attended the game, ended his national championship-winning career with 816 assists in 2000.
Reuvers scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting and Kobe King had 10 points for the Badgers.
Iowa (13-5, 4-3 Big Ten), which led by as many as 11 points in the first half, trailed 74-68 with 7:44 to play before going on a 10-0 run that included seven points by Garza.
Eli Brooks broke out of a shooting slump to lead Michigan (11-6, 2-4) with 25 points.
Franz Wagner scored 18 points, Jon Teske had 14 points and David DeJulius 10 for Michigan.
NO. 13 DAYTON 78, SAINT LOUIS 76
Dayton rallied from a 12-point deficit midway through the second half to win its seventh straight game.