Ohio St. 50, Wisconsin 43

Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - Michael Kitts, Ted Valentine, Terry Wymer
Attendance - 20560

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Wisconsin 24 19 43
Ohio St. 23 27 50

Recap


No. 9 Ohio State 50, No. 23 Wisconsin 43:
Deshaun Thomas had 17 points and seven rebounds as the Buckeyes defeated the Badgers to win the Big Ten championship in Chicago.

Second-seeded Ohio State (26-7) held Wisconsin without a field goal for the final seven-plus minutes en route to winning the tournament crown for the third time in four seasons.

Traevon Jackson had 10 points for fourth-seeded Wisconsin (23-11), which will be part of the NCAA Tournament field as an at-large entry.

The Badgers had a 41-39 lead with 7:03 to play before Thomas hit two free throws and Craft scored the go-ahead basket with 5:30 to play. LaQuinton Ross made back-to-back baskets to cap an 8-0 burst that gave the Buckeyes a six-point advantage with 2:41 remaining.

Ohio State led 13-6 seven-plus minutes into the contest before going nearly eight minutes without scoring. Wisconsin rolled off 14 straight points and later led 24-15 before the Buckeyes scored the final eight points of the half.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Buckeyes had a 39-28 rebounding edge and collected 12 offensive boards. … Jackson made two free throws with 2:27 to play for the Badgers’ only points over the final seven-plus minutes. … Both teams shot poorly from 3-point range with Ohio State going 1-for-16 and Wisconsin 3-for-18.

Wisconsin Badgers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jared Berggren 23:00 1-4 0-1 0-2 1 4 5 0 0 1 1 2 2
Ben Brust 32:00 3-6 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 6
Traevon Jackson 35:00 4-10 0-3 2-2 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 10
Mike Bruesewitz 34:00 2-8 2-7 0-0 3 3 6 1 4 0 0 0 6
Ryan Evans 29:00 3-9 0-0 0-1 1 3 4 2 4 0 2 0 6
Sam Dekker 22:00 3-6 0-3 2-3 0 3 3 0 1 1 4 0 8
Frank Kaminsky 13:00 2-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 5
George Marshall 12:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-47 3-18 4-8 5 21 26 11 12 4 8 3 43
  38.3% 16.7% 50.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sam Thompson 25:00 4-6 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 8
Aaron Craft 40:00 4-9 0-3 1-1 1 5 6 1 0 0 3 0 9
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 29:00 2-6 0-3 0-0 3 5 8 0 1 1 2 0 4
Deshaun Thomas 38:00 6-19 0-6 5-6 3 4 7 1 1 0 1 0 17
Amir Williams 16:00 1-2 0-0 3-4 0 4 4 1 2 0 1 0 5
Evan Ravenel 11:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 0
LaQuinton Ross 19:00 3-7 1-2 0-1 1 3 4 0 3 1 1 0 7
Shannon Scott 22:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 3 1 3 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 20-52 1-16 9-12 10 27 37 8 12 6 9 1 50
  38.5% 6.2% 75.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 9