(MADISON, Wis.) — As Wisconsin continues to fall in the standings, Ohio State is reaping the rewards as the Buckeyes edged the Badgers 59-58 on Saturday.
After a school-record 16-0 start, the wheels have fallen off for Wisconsin as they’ve now lost five out of their past six games. They’ve also lost three-straight home games for the first time since 1997-1998.
They nearly let the game slip away with poor free-throw shooting, Ohio State was able to escape with the win.
“You wouldn’t expect anything less with what we’ve gone though this year, right? That’s kind of how our year has gone,” Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft said after the win.
Even though no one Buckeye has a big offensive night as LaQuinton Ross led the way with 13 points, it was a balanced effort that led to the Buckeyes surpassing the Badgers in the Big-Ten standings.
Meanwhile for Wisconsin, they were led in scoring by forward Nigel Hayes, who led the team with 17 points off the bench.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN