Brust, Berggren lead No. 20 Wisconsin past No. 13 Ohio State

Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as No. 20 Wisconsin routed No. 13 Ohio State 71-49 on Sunday. Sam Dekker came off the bench to score 13 for Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten), while Traevon Jackson added 10.

[ VIDEO: Watch Ryan Evans' ridiculous one-handed putback slam ]

Deshaun Thomas led the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5) with 18 points, and Sam Thompson had 10.

The win kept Wisconsin tied with Michigan for third in the conference, two games behind leaders Indiana and Michigan State. Ohio State dropped into fifth place.

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Ryan Evans with the ridiculous one-handed putback:

On the break, Sam Thompson throws it down:

Sam Thompson cruises for transition jam:

Sam Dekker drives for dunk:

Jared Berggren elevates for slam:

FINAL: No. 20 Wisconsin took down No. 13 Ohio State on Sunday, recording a 71-49 victory at the Kohl Center in Madison. Ohio State (18-7) could not keep up with Wisconsin (18-8), as the Badgers cruised to the win behind 54 percent shooting. Ben Brust contributed 15 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out three assists, while Berggren added 15 points and eight rebounds. Wisconsin, which held the Buckeyes to 37 percent shooting from the field, also got double-digit contributions from Traevon Jackson (10 points) and Sam Dekker (13 points). Deshaun Thomas contributed 18 points and hauled in six rebounds for Ohio State in a losing effort. Sam Thompson was 5-of-8 from the floor and chipped in 10 points for the Buckeyes.

HALFTIME: No. 20 Wisconsin took full advantage of the stellar combination of Jared Berggren and Ben Brust, ending the first half against No. 13 Ohio State up 39-22. Berggren scored 10 points, grabbed three rebounds, and shot 4-of-5 from the field, while Brust scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds. The game was tied 6-6 before the Buckeyes went into a funk, going the next 6:50 without scoring, and allowing the Badgers to take a 24-6 lead in the first. Wisconsin moved the ball in the first half, accounting for 11 assists on 16 field goals. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas already has 10 points and five rebounds.

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Gary A. Engberg on 2/17/2013 @ 12:32pm EDT Said:

Who are the BTN’s announcers for Wis and OSU?

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 2/17/2013 @ 12:47pm EDT Said:

    Gary, it’s not our game. It’s a CBS game.

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