Keith Appling scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help No. 10 Michigan State pull away from No. 22 Wisconsin, 58-43, on Thursday night in East Lansing, Mich.
The Spartans (23-7 overall, 12-5 Big Ten) moved into a three-way tie for second with Michigan and Ohio State, trailing conference-leading Indiana with one game to go in the regular season. The Badgers (20-10, 11-6) fell to fifth.