Ohio State’s Road Woes Continue

Wisconsin had the home-court advantage and took it to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Two elite players were set for battle, Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis and Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell. Wisconsin got out to an early lead, as they were up 15-7 around the 14-minute mark of the first quarter. Wisconsin did an excellent job creating space by setting picks that allowed an open man to have a clear shot. Ohio State just looked slow and was not moving the ball well. Ohio State focused on scoring inside the paint and got fouled in the process. Wisconsin drained a three-pointer with under a minute remaining before halftime. The score at halftime was Wisconsin 40 Ohio State 27.

Wisconsin outmuscled the Buckeyes for the rebound and expanded their lead early in the second half. Wisconsin continued to attack the basket and was successful as Ohio State had no answer of how to defend them. At one point, Wisconsin was on a 9-0 run until E.J. Liddell knocked down a three-pointer. Ohio State cut the Badgers lead down to six points, with less than six minutes in the game. A late turnover by the Buckeyes took them out of reach of making a comeback. Wisconsin defeated the Buckeyes, 78-68.

Wisconsin shot 43.5 percent behind the three-point line compared to Ohio State who shot 15.8 percent. Wisconsin also shot 70 percent at the charity stripe, while Ohio State shot 50 percent. Guard Brad Davidson led the way with 25 points, while E.J. Liddell had 18 points along with six rebounds and one assist. Ohio State drops to an overall record of ten wins, four losses and a conference record of four wins and two losses. Ohio State will look to shake off the loss, as they host Penn State tomorrow.

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