Joey Hauser's big game not enough as Wisconsin drops Michigan State, 85-76

It came down to the player Tom Izzo wanted, and the player he didn’t. And the one he didn’t, D’Mitrick Trice, was the difference, the brother of former Michigan State guard Travis Trice scoring 27 including his team’s first 13 in the second half as No. 9 Wisconsin beat No. 12 Michigan State, 85-76, in a holiday hoopfest in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State (6-2, 0-2 Big Ten) opened the second half on a 9-0 run — it was 12-0 going back to the final seconds of the first half, when Foster Loyer hit a 3 to tie it — only to watch Trice single-handedly carry his team back, from inside and outside. …

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