MADISON, WI (WHBL) - The Wisconsin men’s basketball team shot a season-high 53-percent Sunday, when the 20th-ranked Badgers crushed Number-13 Ohio State 71-49 in Madison. The Badgers entered the game third-to-last in shooting in the Big Ten at 39-percent – and it was only the third time all season that Ohio State allowed an opponent to shoot more than 50-percent. Wisconsin took control with an 18-0 run which lasted over seven minutes in the first half. Ohio State trailed by 17 at the break – its largest halftime deficit since 2007. The Buckeyes shot only 38-percent on the afternoon – and they only hit 3 of 12 from three-point range. DeShaun Thomas led Ohio State with 18 points, but he needed 17 shots to get there – and he only shot one free throw. The Badgers, meanwhile, hit 7 of 19 from downtown. And they led by as many as 26 in the second half. Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 15 for Wisconsin, and Brust had 11 rebounds. The Badgers remain fourth in the Big Ten, two games behind first-place Indiana. Ohio State fell three games back, and is now 8-5 in the conference and 18-7 overall. The Badgers are 9-4 in Big Ten play, and 18-8 overall. They’ll play at Northwestern on Wednesday night.
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