The 15th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers (22-6, 11-4 Big Ten) picked a poor time to let up defensively, falling to the Ohio State Buckeyes 83-73 in Big Ten action on Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio.
The loss cost the Badgers a spot at the top of the conference standings, where Purdue (23-5, 12-3) now enjoys a full one game lead on the Badgers with three games remaining. The Boilermakers also own a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Badgers.
Purdue plays Saturday at Michigan, while Wisconsin is at Michigan State on Sunday.
The Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10) lost to the Badgers by 23 points (89-66) earlier this season. They turned the tables on Wisconsin last night, hitting 10 of 16 three pointers (62.5%) and out-rebounding the Badgers 38-25. [Read more…]