It was over. Few people thought Ohio State had a chance to come back from a 22-point deficit. Fans at the Schottenstein Center began to trickle out of the building with the home team down by 22 points with 7:14 remaining.
|OHIO STATE (18-13)||16||37||4||67|
But the Buckeyes mounted a momentous comeback and tied the game up at 63 points apiece with 36 seconds remaining. They ended regulation on a 27-5 run. C.J. Jackson missed a potential game-breaking 3-point attempt, and Wisconsin threw the ball away to Keyshawn Woods, who came up just short on a half-court shot to send the game to overtime.
Wisconsin pulled away in overtime to beat Ohio State, 73-67, Sunday at the Schottenstein Center.
|25-66 (37.9%)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||27-65 (41.5%)|
|9-25 (36%)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||7-21 (33.3%)|
|8-15 (53.3%)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||12-20 (60%)|
Without Kaleb Wesson, who missed his third game in a row while serving an indefinite suspension, the Buckeyes' offense struggled to produce for the first 20 minutes before finding its rhythm. Ohio State shot 20.7 percent in the first half, 56.3 percent in the second half and 20 percent in overtime.
Wisconsin hit 35.5 percent of its shots in the first half, 50 percent in the second half and 33 percent in overtime. Khalil Iverson scored a career-high 22 points and 14 rebounds for Wisconsin. Ethan Happ had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
C.J. Jackson had a team-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds and five points. Justin Ahrens made three 3-pointers to score nine points. Kyle Young had six points and eight rebounds. Keyshawn Woods had nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
The Buckeyes had a 25-11 advantage in bench points on Wisconsin.
Next up: Ohio State will face Indiana at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.
- Ohio State honored a trio of seniors before Sunday's game. Keyshawn Woods, C.J. Jackson and Joey Lane were given jerseys and ovations prior to tip-off. All three players, including Lane, started.
- Kaleb Wesson remained indefinitely suspended for the third game in a row.
- Ibrahima Diallo, on an official visit this weekend, sat behind the scorer's table to watch Sunday's game.
- Alonzo Gaffney, one of Ohio State's three signees in the 2019 recruiting cycle, was in attendance and sat behind the team's bench. At halftime, he moved over and sat beside Diallo. In the second half, he was shown on the video board and honored for his selection to play in the Jordan Brand Classic.
- The Ohio State track and field team – including NCAA indoor champions Sade Olatoye and Julia Rizk – was honored during a timeout in the second half.
- Michael Redd was in attendance. The former Ohio State and NBA guard has been at most of the Buckeyes' home games this season.
- Jason Singleton, Ohio State's administrator for men's basketball, was honored during a timeout since he's leaving the university for a job at Columbus Academy.
- At halftime, Ohio State announced the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer netted $3.25 million for cancer research.
- Brandon Armstrong, widely known as BdotAdot5, attended the game and was in the second row of seats.