No freebies: OSU keeps UW off charity stripe in win

Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday night. The leading scorer in the Big Ten, Thomas took over the game as both teams tried to gain leverage in a typically physical matchup between them.

The physicality was there again, however Wisconsin failed to attempt a free throw for the first time in Bo Ryan’s tenure in Madison (390 games).

The victory moved Ohio State (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) into third place in the Big Ten and dropped Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3) two games off the pace set by co-leaders Indiana and Michigan (6-1).

Traevon Jackson, the son of Buckeyes great Jimmy Jackson, led the Badgers with 12 points in the arena where his dad’s jersey hangs from the rafters.

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Amir Williams throws it down:

Jared Berggren throws it down:

Jared Berggren gets an early block:

Here are some tweets from the game:

FINAL: No. 11 Ohio State used stingy defense to defeat Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday at Value City Arena in Columbus. Ohio State (16-4) held Wisconsin (14-7) to 36 percent shooting from the field and grabbed 26 defensive rebounds, while only allowing eight offensive rebounds. Deshaun Thomas boosted the Buckeyes, with a game-high 25 points, on 10-of-17 from the field, and four assists. Ohio State shot 51 percent from the field (23-of-45) and also got a double-digit effort from Aaron Craft (13 points). Jared Berggren contributed 11 points, hauled in nine rebounds, and drilled 3-of-5 three-pointers for the Badgers, who didn’t attempt a single free throw and hit just 19-of-53 shots (36 percent). Traevon Jackson added 12 points and Mike Bruesewitz chipped in eight points.

HALFTIME: Jared Berggren scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Wisconsin to a 26-24 lead over No. 11 Ohio State at the end of the first half. Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft have carried the Buckeyes, scoring 19 of the team’s 24 total points. Thomas has a game-high 11 points, while Craft added eight. The Badgers demonstrated their offensive efficiency by racking up seven assists on 10 baskets.

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Doug on 1/29/2013 @ 8:05pm EDT Said:

OSU closed the half on a 7-2 run to pull within 2, Wisky hitting their 3’s and not turning it over.

Doug on 1/29/2013 @ 8:59pm EDT Said:

It’s not like Wis. actually hits their free throws anyways….

Jeff on 1/29/2013 @ 9:16pm EDT Said:

When does Dekker replace Evans as starter. He is better, plain and simple, but does not have the experience. At this point, Bo needs to put his best PLAYERS on the floor. We are an 8 seed at best. Time to get experience for younger players like Dekker and Showalter. Can it really be any worse offensively?. Defense is great, but at some point, you need some offense…right? How about a free throw……nevermind.

Doug on 1/29/2013 @ 9:35pm EDT Said:

Agree Jeff, Evans has regressed every season it seems like, he sure isn’t playing like a senior, turning it over and missing easy shots. Time to put the youngsters out there.

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