Signal Delay Caused Wisconsin’s Clock Confusion

A split-second discrepancy between two game clocks that caused confusion at the end of Michigan State-Wisconsin basketball game Tuesday night was caused by a routine technological issue. Wisconsin officials released the remarks Wednesday.

Wisconsin’s Ryan Evans appeared to hit a desperation 3-pointer to send the game into double overtime, but the shot was disallowed on a replay review. Officials ruled he released it after time expired. That meant Number 10 Michigan State beat Number 18 Wisconsin 63-60 in overtime.

In a statement released Wednesday, Wisconsin officials said the backboard clock was working properly and is considered official. The backboard clock is linked directly to the scorer’s table.