January 2, 1999


Box Score%^$

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Michael Redd scored seven of his season-high 30 points%^$in overtime and Ohio State defeated No. 19 Wisconsin 78-74 Saturday night.

%^$ Redd, who sent the game into overtime with a short jumper with 16 seconds%^$left in regulation, scored the first three points in overtime to give the%^$Buckeyes a 71-68 lead.

%^$ Wisconsin came back with six straight points, including four by Sean Mason,%^$to go ahead 74-71. But Redd hit two free throws and Brian Brown made a%^$3-pointer with just under a minute left to put Ohio State in front 76-74.

%^$ After Mason missed a 3-point attempt, Redd made two free throws with 11%^$seconds left to put the game out of reach.

%^$ Scoonie Penn added 18 points for Ohio State (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten).

%^$ Mason scored 22 points to lead Wisconsin (12-3, 0-2), while Ty Calderwood%^$added 15.

%^$ Mason, who had been held without a field goal in the second half, hit a%^$10-footer with 1:27 remaining to put Wisconsin ahead 66-64.

%^$ George Reese hit two free throws with 34 seconds left for Ohio State to tie%^$the score 66-66.

%^$ Mike Kelley put Wisconsin ahead with two free throws before Redd hit his%^$game-tying shot from the lane.

%^$ Wisconsin led 50-44 midway through the second half before Ohio State went on%^$an 11-0 run to take a 55-50 lead. The Buckeyes hit three straight 3-pointers in%^$the run, two by Boban Savovic and one by Penn.

%^$ The Badgers trailed most of the first half until going on a 14-2 run late in%^$the half to take a 33-24 lead. Mason scored five of his 10 first-half points%^$during the run.

%^$ Redd, the Buckeyes’ leading scorer with a 19.4 average, was held scoreless%^$for more than 12 minutes. He got untracked and scored Ohio State’s last 12%^$points of the half, including a basket and two free throws in the last minute%^$to cut the halftime deficit to 33-29.

%^$ Redd extended his streak to 17 points by scoring the Buckeyes’ first five%^$points of the second half.