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Michigan State beats Wisconsin in Big Ten tourney
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Michigan State forward Adreian Payne dunks in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
March 15, 2014, 6:52 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Adreian Payne scored 18 points, Branden Dawson had 14 and No. 22 Michigan State beat No. 12 Wisconsin 83-75 on Saturday to reach the Big Ten tournament championship.

The third-seeded Spartans (25-8) won consecutive games for the first time since winning 11 straight in a stretch over December and January. They will face No. 8 Michigan in the final on Sunday.

The Spartans went on a 16-1 run in the first half and took a 37-16 lead when Gary Harris scored with 5:39 left before halftime.

Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and Sam Dekker added 11 points and seven rebounds for the second-seeded Badgers (26-7).

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