INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Wisconsin won't cry foul over this win.
Brian Butch scored 19, Marcus Landry added 18 and Joe Krabbenhoft had a double-double Saturday, and Number 8 Wisconsin held off a foul-challenged Michigan State 65-63. The win earns the Badgers a spot in the Big Ten title game.
It's the second straight year the Badgers (28-4) will play for the Big Ten tournament title, and the fourth time in five years.
Wisconsin will play either Illinois or Minnesota, both of which need to win the title to get an NCAA bid.
Drew Neitzel led all scorers with 26 points, his second big day in a row, and freshman Kalin Lucas had 18. But it wasn't nearly enough to bail out the No. 19 Spartans (25-8) , who were whistled for 30 fouls and had four players foul out, including three in a 56-second span.
The fouls were one shy of the Big Ten tournament record, and more than double what the Spartans had in their lone game against Wisconsin this year.