Wisconsin put a scare into the Spartans eight days ago.  Today (Friday), at 11:00 A-M, they need to hand Michigan State a loss to extend the season.  After beating Maryland 59-54 Thursday, the Badgers have won four of their last five games.  Center Ethan Happ scored 14 and guard Brad Davison chipped in 13 as Wisconsin edged the Terrapins in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.  Winning this tournament is Bucky’s only chance to keep the long string of post-season appearances going.  The win over Maryland improved the Badger record to 15-17.  Michigan State had to sweat out a 68-63 win over the surging Badgers February 25th.