It was a win in 16 years for Wisconsin basketball as they defeated Michigan State 85-76 this afternoon at a Christmas special, the Badgers celebrated their first win at the Breslin Center in East Lansing since 2004 and broke that one Big Ten matchup a streak of 12 home wins in a row for the Spartans

D’Mitrik Trice raised the Badgers in the second half and was about to reinstate them when they fell behind at nine. He finished the game with 29 points, but for No. 9 Wisconsin this was an effort that every player participated in Hit the ground The Badgers needed a team win and improved 2-0 in the Big Ten and 7-1 overall

With so many angles, clutch torques, and decisions shaping this result, here are five of the key stats that led Wisconsin to a victory:

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – 25 DECEMBER: Aaron Henry # 0 of the Michigan State Spartans shoots over Aleem Ford # 2 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half at the Breslin Center on Dec. December 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan (Photo by Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

After a slow start for Wisconsin in the first few minutes, Aleem Ford got his way with the Georgia senior, the ability was always easy to spot a sporty 6-foot-8 wing capable of defending just about any position on the pitch , is of great value in modern play, was offensive on and off throughout his time in Madison, often opting for three, and living on the fringes

With a strong drive to the edge, a rhythm transition three and a nice snippet of the swing, Ford scored the first 7 Wisconsin points to start the Badgers with a 7-2 lead with the senior finishing the 5-6 shootout with 13 points and gave Greg Gard a lift at both ends

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – 25 DECEMBER: Rocket Watts # 2 of the Michigan State Spartans shoots over Trevor Anderson # 12 of the Wisconsin Badgers at the Breslin Center on December 25 December 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan (Photo by Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

Why does this statistic define a Wisconsin win? The Badgers were tied against the Spartans at 42, even after a glowing first half of the shots from the Boys in Green

A Foster Loyer three at the end of the half capped a 586% shoot half for the Spartans overall They didn’t miss a three on four tries Despite those numbers, Wisconsin’s defense wasn’t as bad as you might expect the Badgers held the MSU still off the free-throw line, forcing seven turnovers in the first half to keep close

However, it was the offensive ending that the Badgers really held on to in An Offensive Clinic where Wisconsin 53 shot and 6% themselves while sharing the wealth, UW felt good walking into the locker room / p>

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – 25 DECEMBER: D’Mitrik Trice # 0 of the Wisconsin Badgers handles the ball under pressure from Rocket Watts # 2 of the Michigan State Spartans in the second half of the game on Jan. December at the Breslin Center 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan (Photo by Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

During tonight’s broadcast there were several times the FOX crew mentioned the game was being played at the Michigan state pace.It’s absolutely true that Wisconsin wants to play slower than the Spartans, but the pace has UW today not stopped

The Badgers finished the game with 16 transition points compared to Michigan State’s 6 points and looked completely comfortable as the game got faster Freshman security guard Johnny Davis and Senior D’Mitrik Trice are especially strong in the early Offensive, and they both showed it today Davis had a tremendous left-handed degree in the first half, and Trice had plenty of quick buckets in the second half

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – 25 DECEMBER: Joshua Langford # 1 of the Michigan State Spartans grabs a loose ball from Brad Davison # 34 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half at the Breslin Center on Dec. December 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan (Photo by Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

I don’t like every advanced metric in the world, but one that can be extremely useful is the Sales Percentage, which calculates the number of times a team flips it based on the possessions that the final number gives you a representation of their chance at them flipping every possession of the ball in that particular game, and then throughout the season as you add up every single number

Today the Spartans had a sales share of 21% and the Badgers a sales share of 10% That means the state of Michigan has flipped more than twice as many times as Wisconsin on any property. The Badgers finished on just seven turnovers, playing one of their cleanest offensive games of the season overall,

EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN – 25 DECEMBER: Wisconsin Badgers ‘D’Mitrik Trice # 0 aims to overtake basketball as it is defended by Michigan State Spartans’ Rocket Watts # 2 in the second half of the game on December 25, 2020 in East Lansing, Michigan (Photo by Rey Del Rio / Getty Images)

It’s an easy number, but it defines Wisconsin’s victory: Trice scored 13 consecutive points to get his badgers back into this one in the second half

After falling past nine at 16:25, Trice scored the next 13 Badger points. When his run was over, Wisconsin only followed one more at 12:49, from there it went back and forth, and UW eventually got late Separately Wisconsin’s senior point guard carried this team offensively when it was needed most

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