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Badgers hand Michigan State another loss

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Jordan Taylor scored 30 points to lead No. 19 Wisconsin in an 82-56 pounding of Michigan State on Sunday, the Spartans' fifth loss in six games.

One month ago in East Lansing, the Badgers (17-5, 7-3 Big Ten) had a nine-point lead with 2:37 to play. But they collapsed down the stretch as Michigan State (13-10, 5-6) forced overtime and went on to the win.

Wisconsin was in control of Sunday's game from the start and never let up. The Badgers led 43-25 at halftime after shooting 65 percent from the field. They led by as many as 33 points in the second half.

Jon Leuer, who was held to 10 points in the Jan. 11 game at Michigan State, scored 20 on Sunday.

Kalin Lucas led Michigan State with 20 points.

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