Feb. 26, 2012
Box Score |
Wisconsin 63, Ohio State 60
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio
No. 16 Wisconsin improved to 21-8 overall and 10-6 in Big Ten play.
With the win, Wisconsin guaranteed a winning conference record for the 12th-consecutive season.
The Badgers have now won at least 10 Big Ten games in 10 out of 11 seasons under Bo Ryan.
UW moved to 9-4 away from the Kohl Center this season and 7-4 in true road games. The Badgers are also 6-3 on the road in Big Ten play.
The Badgers have recorded their highest number of Big Ten road wins (6) since winning 7 conference games away from home in 2007-08.
Wisconsin posted its first Big Ten road win over a top-10 opponent since knocking off then-No. 4 Ohio State, 72-71, on Jan. 26, 1980 (snapping a streak a 40 consecutive road losses to top-10 Big Ten opponents). Bo Ryan was an assistant coach on that 1980 team.
Wisconsin recorded its first win at Ohio State since 2008. Bo Ryan-led teams are now 5-4 at Value City Arena.
Bo Ryan is now 263-99 (.727) at Wisconsin, including a mark of 130-54 (.707) in the Big Ten.
Wisconsin turned the ball over just 7 times, the 15th time UW has had fewer than 10 giveaways in a game this season. Those seven turnovers are also the second-fewest in a game against Buckeyes this season (Purdue had 4 on Feb. 7).
Wisconsin held Ohio State to 60 points, just the 4th time the Buckeyes have been limited to 60 or fewer points. The Badgers limited Ohio State to 58 points in the first meeting (Feb. 4).
UW went 9-for-11 (81.8%) at the free throw line. The Badgers have shot 80% or better at the line in 5 of their last 6 games.
The Badgers shot 41.8% (23-55) from the field, improving to 16-2 on the year when shooting 40% or better.
The Wisconsin bench out-scored Ohio State's bench by a 9-1 margin.
The game featured 9 ties and 22 lead changes.
Senior Jordan Taylor led Wisconsin with 19 points, while adding 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
With 19 points, Taylor is now 10th on UW's all-time scoring list with 1,418 career points, passing Cory Blackwell (1,405) and Clarence Sherrod (1,408). He sits just 7 points shy of Devin Harris (1,425) for 9th place.
Junior Jared Berggren posted 18 points, equaling the second-highest scoring game of his career. He also posted 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.
Berggren now has 50 blocks on the season, just the third Badger to ever accomplish that feat, joining Brad Sellers (1982 and 1983) and Rashard Griffith (1994 and 1995), who each did it twice.
Junior Ryan Evans tallied his second-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He also contributed 3 assists and 1 block in 37 minutes.
Evans has now scored in double figures in 8 straight games and has tallied at least 10 rebounds four times on the season.
Senior Rob Wilson came off the bench to score 9 points, hitting a career-high three 3-pointers (3-for-6) to go with 1 rebound and 2 assists in a season-high 21 minutes.