"I don't know what happened at the end," Izzo said. "Nor do I care. I thought we played well enough and earned the win, and that's the way I'm going to look at it."
The official call was despite the fact time remained on one clock the official game clock is the one posted on top of the backboard.
Following the game referee Pat Driscoll's ruling was released by Wisconsin's sports information staff.
"By rule we have to go by the clock that is on the backboard," Driscoll said. "I don't know why there would be different (times) – it could be satellite, electronic, whatever – but by rule we have to go by the clock that is attacked to the backboard. In our review on the monitor, the clock clearly showed zeros while the ball remained in the Wisconsin player's hands."
Up next for the Spartans will be Iowa who travels to East Lansing for another conference battle in the Breslin Center next Tuesday.