MBB: Super Wednesday Recaps

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#6/7 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 70-63
Michigan State is 6-0 in the Big Ten, its best start to conference play in coach Tom Izzo's 15 seasons.

But Izzo is thoroughly unimpressed, especially after Wednesday night's lackluster 70-63 victory over Iowa. The Spartans (No. 7 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) lacked intensity and let the overmatched Hawkeyes cut a 19-point lead to three late in the game.

"I'm used to our great teams playing with incredible emotion," Izzo said. "This team is not quite like that right now. ... I'm not happy with tonight's performance. I'm not happy with where we are."

Raymar Morgan scored 16 points to pace Michigan State (16-3, 6-0), which led by 19 midway through the second half before Iowa got back into it. Matt Gatens hit a three-pointer with 2:05 left to cut the deficit to 64-61, but the Hawkeyes (7-12, 1-5) couldn't get any closer.

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#18/19 WISCONSIN def. MICHIGAN, 54-48
Wisconsin is missing injured forward Jon Leuer -- and a lot of three-pointers in his absence.

With their long-range shots again failing to fall Wednesday night, the Badgers (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 18 AP) turned to star guard Trevon Hughes and unheralded backup Rob Wilson to lead a late scoring surge in a 54-48 victory over Michigan.

"That's really what we needed. We needed somebody to hit shots, and make sure we knew that there wasn't something covering the rim," Badgers coach Bo Ryan said.

Hughes scored 20 points and Wilson added a career-high 13 off the bench for the Badgers (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten), who won despite shooting a miserable 4 for 24 from three-point range.

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