In a game that was billed as a barometer for an Ohio State team on the upswing, it was run off its home court in its regular-season finale.
|NO. 6 WISCONSIN||37||35||72|
|NO. 23 OHIO STATE||23||25||48|
Wisconsin, the Big Ten Champions, obliterated the Buckeyes, 72-48, Sunday afternoon.
D'Angelo Russell, the star freshman forward, scored 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate, the freshman forward, had 13 points. Shannon Scott, the senior guard, chipped in 10.
|18-53 (34)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||31-62 (50)|
|3-15 (20)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||7-21 (33.3)|
|9-14 (64.3)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||3-3 (100)|
Behind Frank Kaminsky, who scored 20 points, and the Badgers' relentless defense, one which held Ohio State to 35 percent shooting on Senior Day in Columbus, the Badgers survived a second-half shooting slump before pulling away.
In the second half, Thad Matta's club cut the lead to seven points but faltered down the stretch before rolling over.
Wisconsin dominated the Buckeyes in the paint, outscoring them, 40-22. The Badgers also overpowered them, 41-27, in total rebounds.
With the regular season finished, the Buckeyes turn their attention to the postseason, where they will be the sixth seed in the Big Ten Tournament next week.