ROUNDUP: Badgers blow out Buckeyes
MADISON, Wis. – Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as No. 20 Wisconsin routed No. 13 Ohio State 71-49 on Sunday.
Sam Dekker came off the bench to score 13 for Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), while Traevon Jackson added 10.
DeShaun Thomas led the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5) with 18 points, and Sam Thompson had 10.
The win kept Wisconsin tied with Michigan for third in the conference, two games behind leaders Indiana and Michigan State. Ohio State dropped into fifth place.
Wisconsin put Ohio State in a hole early and never let the Buckeyes climb out of it. They started the game 3 for 18 from the field and could not get into a rhythm.
The Badgers took control with an 18-0 run in the first half that lasted more than 7 minutes and put them up 24-6. Wisconsin led by as many as 26 in the second half.
The 17-point halftime deficit was Ohio State’s largest since March 2007 against Tennessee.
No. 3 Miami 45, Clemson 43: At Clemson, S.C., Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep Miami (21-3, 12-0) perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play after a victory over Clemson (13-12, 5-8).
No. 4 Michigan 79, Penn St. 71: At Ann Arbor, Mich., Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help Michigan (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten) bounce back from an embarrassing defeat with a victory over Penn State (8-17, 0-13).
The Wolverines had dropped three of their previous four games, including a 23-point loss Tuesday night at No. 8 Michigan State.
No. 9 Arizona 68, Utah 64: At Salt Lake City, Mark Lyons scored 18 points, freshman Brandon Ashley added 10 in a reserve role and Arizona (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12) defeated Utah (11-14, 3-10) to snap a two-game skid.
No. 12 Louisville 59, South Florida 41: At Tampa, Fla., Russ Smith scored 15 points and Louisville (21-5, 9-4) stayed within a game of first place in the Big East with a lopsided victory over South Florida (10-15, 1-12).
Iowa 72, Minnesota 51: At Iowa City, Iowa, Devyn Marble and Aaron White each had 15 points as Iowa (17-9, 6-7) shrugged off an early 16-point deficit and rolled past Minnesota (18-8, 6-7) for its third straight win.
Wichita St. 68, Illinois St. 67: At Normal, Cleanthony Early’s 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds remaining capped Wichita State’s comeback and gave the Shockers (22-5, 11-4 Missouri Valley) a victory over Illinois State (16-11, 7-8).
Tyler Brown led Illinois State with 17 points.