Michigan State's Drew Neitzel hit a long jump shot to give the Spartans a one-point lead, 50-49, with about a minute and a half left. Taylor then missed a jump shot with 57 seconds left, but Michigan State's Travis Walton missed a jumper on the other end to give the ball back to the Badgers, who called timeout with eleven-point-seven seconds left.
Taylor got the ball after an inbounds pass to Marcus Landry, and hit the three-pointer to give the Badgers a two-point lead. Neitzel ran the length of the floor and tried to answer with a desperation three-pointer at the final horn, but it fell short.
The Badgers were back in action for the first time since losing at Ohio State last Sunday. Wisconsin was ranked number one for the first time in school history a week ago.
Alando Tucker led Wisconsin with 26 points in his final home game.