Wisconsin Destroys Ohio State in Critical B1G Game

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistFebruary 17, 2013

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  Ryan Evans #5 of the Wisconsin Badgers attempts a shot over Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on January 29, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 58-49.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Ohio State never had a chance.

Wisconsin defended the Kohl Center with style on Sunday afternoon to the tune of 71-49. The Badgers shot a blistering 54 percent from the field and controlled the contest for 40 minutes.

Looking ahead on the Badgers’ schedule, it is difficult to see them losing more than one more time the rest of the year (at Michigan State). Where that will put them in the Big Ten remains to be seen.

As for the Buckeyes, Sunday marked the seventh loss in eight tries against ranked teams this season. For a team that was ranked in the top five to start the year, that is a very disappointing stat.

Jared Berggren and Ben Brust both led the Badgers with 15 points, but the attack was spread out among almost everyone Bo Ryan threw on the court. Up next for Wisconsin is a road trip to Northwestern, while the Buckeyes come home to take on Minnesota.