January 3, 1999
Michael Redd led the Buckeyes to an overtime win no. 19Wisconsin on the road with 30 points, which tied his second highestscoring effort in his career. Redd connected on 11 of 20 (.550) forthe game, including a 1 of 3 effort from three-point range. He alsoknocked down 7 of 9 free throws (.778) in the win. He scored 17consecutive OSU points during one stretch, the final 12 to end thefirst half and the first five to begin the second. He scored hisfirst points of the game with 7:42 to play in the first half tobegin the run which ended when Ken Johnson hit a jumper with 16:06to play in the second half breaking Redd’s streak. Redd hit thenext shot (14:56) for the Buckeyes giving him 19 of 21 points from7:42 of period one to 14:56 of the second half. The 30 points wasjust two shy of his career-high of 32 set against Penn State(2/28/98). The 30-point effort tied the outing he had against USC(12/15/97). The overtime win for the Buckeyes was the first on theroad since a 79-77 victory over Northwestern (1/11/86). The OSUovertime win was against UT-Chattanooga in Columbus 84-83 Dec. 15,1994. Ohio State last faced Wisconsin in an overtime game Feb. 26,1977, an OSU 82-80 victory. The Buckeyes are 4-2 all-time againstWisconsin in overtime games. The last time the Buckeyes defeated aranked team in overtime was Feb. 23, 1993 when Ohio State downedno. 1 Indiana in Columbus 81-77. The win over no. 19 Wisconsin wasthe first win over a ranked opponent for OSU since a 73-67 win overno. 17 Indiana Jan. 30, 1997. The win broke a 10-game losing streakto ranked opponents. The last road win over a ranked opponent was a73-71 win at no. 8 Michigan Jan. 2, 1997. The Buckeyes will facefive ranked opponents in its next six games. The win over Wisconsingave the Buckeyes its first win of the season when trailing at thehalf (1-3). Ohio State entered the game 11-0 when leading at thehalf. Junior Ken Johnson has recorded back-to-back career highs inblocks. He had 11 vs. Miami and 12 vs. the Badgers. Freshman BobanSavovic had a career high three 3-pointers against Wisconsin. OhioState will play its 1,200th Big Ten game (vs. current members)Saturday against Indiana. The Buckeyes are 601-598 against Big Tenopponents. The Buckeyes improved to 75-53 against Wisconsin. TheBuckeyes are 2-0 to start the Big Ten for the first time since the1993 Big Ten season when OSU downed Penn State on the road 71-68(1/5/93) and no. 22 Iowa 92-81 (1/9/93). The last time Ohio Statestarted 3-0 in the league was during the 1992 Big Ten slate.