The No. 20 Wisconsin Badgers had few troubles in Sunday's 71-49 victory over the No. 13 Ohio St. Buckeyes. With the win, the Badgers move one game ahead of the Buckeyes in the Big Ten standings and into a third-place tie with the Michigan Wolverines at 9-4.
Wisconsin was hot all day from the field with 52.7 percent of its shots made, including six of 10 from beyond the arc. Jared Berggren and Ben Brust led the Badgers with 15 points each. Brust finished with a double-double by pulling down 11 rebounds while Berggren grabbed eight boards and blocked four shots.
The Buckeyes struggled throughout the game, connecting on just 37.5 percent of their shots. Deshaun Thomas scored a game-high 18 points, but made just eight of his 17 shots. Sam Thompson was the only other Buckeye to reach double-digit points with 10. The team stayed in single-digit points for over 12 minutes into the game and went into halftime down by 17, 39-22.
Sam Dekker scored 13 points off the bench for Wisconsin; Ohio State's entire bench finished with 11 points.