January 12, 2017

Buckeyes Drop Contest at No. 18 Wisconsin

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Jan. 12, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as No. 18 Wisconsin recovered from a poor shooting performance four days earlier to top Ohio State 89-66 on Thursday night.

The Badgers shot 49 percent from the field, including a season-best 55 percent from the 3-point line.

Nigel Hayes added 15 points, while Vitto Brown scored 12.

Ohio State, playing its third straight game without Keita Bates-Diop, who’s out for the season with a stress fracture in his leg, allowed Wisconsin to turn 21 offensive rebounds into 28 second-chance points.

JaQuan Lyle led the Buckeyes with 13 points while Trevor Thompson added 11 points, nine boards and four blocks. Kam Williams and Jae’Sean Tate also scored in double-figures for the Buckeyes with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

KEY RUN

Wisconsin took control of the game in the first half after a stretch of four straight Ohio State makes. The Buckeyes then hit 1 of their next 9 field goal attempts as Wisconsin went on a 21-6 run that turned a 19-16 edge into a 40-22 lead.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: The Buckeyes host Michigan State on Sunday.

Wisconsin: The Badgers are off until Tuesday, when they host Michigan.

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