MADISON, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Kammron Taylor picked a great time for his only basket of the second half and, in the process, helped extend the nation's longest home winning streak.
Taylor scored the go-ahead bucket with 32 seconds left as Wisconsin rallied late and extended its winning streak at the Kohl Center to 38 games with a 62-59 thriller over No. 12 Michigan State in a Big Ten Conference contest.
After going six minutes without a field goal, the Badgers closed the game with an 11-0 run as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan improved to 6-0 all time against Michigan State and 26-0 in Big Ten home games.
A 3-pointer by Sharif Chambliss and two free throws by Mike Wilkinson got the Badgers within 59-56 before Wilkinson was fouled on a drive to the basket and made both free throws with 74 seconds left to reduce the deficit to one point.
Michigan State's Paul Davis missed an inside jumper 30 seconds later, and Wisconsin gained possession after a jump ball was ruled following a fracas for the rebound.
After a timeout, Taylor, who hit a 3-pointer in the first half and finished with just five points, dribbled around a screen, drove the lane and hit a runner to give the Badgers a 60-59 lead.
"Shannon (Brown) got a little caught on a pick and really, it was not a pick, he was supposed to be let through, and he was let through," said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo of his guard. "(It was a) great play by Taylor. (It was) not really a breakdown. We were there. It was just a better play by the offense than it was a poorer play by the defense."
After the score, the Spartans went to Allan Anderson, who missed a driving layup before fouling Zach Morley with 12 seconds left.
Morley made both free throws to cap the scoring.
Chris Hill pushed the ball upcourt for Michigan State, penetrated and passed to Brown in the left corner for a 3-point attempt that rimmed out. The rebound was knocked away as time expired.
The Spartans saw their seven-game winning streak despite allowing fewer than 64 points for the eighth time this season. Michigan State did not help itself by missing two front ends of 1-and-1 foul situations.
"They made some good plays," Izzo said. "I cannot get on a team for missing a couple free throws. ... There's no jinx. There's no this. There's no that. We prepared. We came into a hostile place and I think controlled most of the game - led most of the way. I have no complaints about that."
"They didn't score at the free throw line like Wilkinson did," Ryan said. "When you're behind, that's more hope because you're scoring with the clock stopped. Those are things that, when they happen and they go your way, they're fun to talk about on our end."
Clayton Hanson scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers for Wisconsin (12-3, 3-1 Big Ten), which overcame a 32-28 halftime deficit by making seven 3-pointers over the final 20 minutes.
Chambliss had four of those 3-pointers and scored 12 of his 14 in the second half as the Badgers finished 12-of-28 from the arc.
"I thought we did a great job on Wilkinson and Tucker, two great players," Izzo said. "Down the stretch, we gave up some threes and I give Chambliss some credit for making them, and Hanson. That was the difference in the game."
Wisconsin's leading scorer, Alando Tucker, who missed a victory over Ohio State on Tuesday with an injured right foot, scored eight points in 26 minutes despite limping noticeably. Wilkinson scored just 12 points.
While Wisconsin was bombing away from the outside, Michigan State (10-3, 2-1) went inside to Davis, who scored 11 of his 20 points in the second half. He was the lone Spartan in double figures.
Davis was 9-of-15 from the floor, but guards Chris Hill, Maurice Ager and Brown scored a combined 16 points on 6-of-27 shooting for Michigan State.