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Big Ten Tournament 2012, Michigan State Vs. Wisconsin Score Update: Spartans Rally To Take 35-25 Lead Into Halftime

It was a tale of two halves in the first half between Michigan State and Wisconsin in the 2012 Big Ten tournament semifinals. Michigan State started the game missing their first seven shots and falling behind by double-digits, but found their rhythm in a big way and stormed all the way back to take a 35-25 lead into the half.

Michigan State closed out the first half on an enormous 26-5 run that saw Wisconsin coming up empty on their final 10 shots. The Spartans sit at 58-percent shooting while the Badgers saw their shooting percentage dip all the way to 35-percent.

Michigan State is getting equal contributions from Brandon Wood, Austin Thornton and Derrick Nix, who each have nine points on a combined 11-for-15 shooting.

Ryan Evans leads Wisconsin with nine points and five rebounds.

Michigan State is 20 minutes away from reaching the Big Ten championship game for the first time since 2000.

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