Ohio State is done for now, but awaits its fate when the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee unveils the brackets on Monday.
Michigan State jumped out to an 11-point lead by the 14:29 mark of the first half behind a pair of 3-pointers from Kenny Goins and three baskets from Cassius Winston.
Ward has been back for two games now, but it's clear he's a bit rusty, scoring just two points with three rebounds off the bench while picking up four fouls.
The Badgers put up a fight midway through the second half, cutting Michigan State's lead to six after a Khalil Iverson and-one, but that's as close as it got. Then, Indiana responded with a 13-0 run, powered by six points from Green and five more from Evan Fitzner.
Devonte Green led the Cream & Crimson with a career-best 26 points. The Spartans continued to outshoot Wisconsin (23-10) but also turned the ball over 15 times.
This team is coming together nicely, but it'll have yet another tough matchup in the Big Ten Tournament final on Sunday against either MI or Minnesota.