For the fifth time in eight Big Ten games, the Badgers Men’s Basketball Team failed to reach 50-points. Wisconsin fell on the road in Columbus Tuesday night to #11 Ohio State 58-49. After leading most of the first half, Wisconsin was outscored by the Buckeyes 34-23 in the final 20-minutes.
Travon Jackson led the Badgers with 12-points while Deshaun Thomas had 25-points while playing all 40-minutes for Ohio State. From the field, Wisconsin shot under 37% while the Buckeyes connected on over 51% of their shots. The Badgers also went the entire contest without getting to the foul line. Ohio State’s ability to attack was the difference according to Wisconsin Assistant Coach Lamont Paris:
The loss also sent Wisconsin down to 5th place in the Big Ten Standings at 5-3. Ohio State is a game ahead at 6-2 while Indiana, Michigan, and Michigan State are tied for 1st with equal 6-1 marks. Next up for the Badgers is a trip to Champaign Sunday when they take on the Fighting Illini.
After Illinois on the Sunday, the Badgers host Iowa and #1 Michigan next week.