B1G Recap: Badgers, Buckeyes tally road victories
There were a pair of Big Ten games Tuesday night, and it was the road teams taking both contests. No. 24 Wisconsin defeated struggling Illinois, 75-63, and No. 25 Ohio State upset No. 13 Iowa, 76-69. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.,
OHIO STATE 76, IOWA 69 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Aaron Craft had 17 points with six assists and six steals to help Ohio State upset 17th-ranked Iowa 76-69 on Tuesday night for its third win in four games. LaQuinton Ross added 13 points for the Buckeyes (18-5, 5-5), who moved back to .500 in the league after starting a surprising 2-4. Craft’s first points of the second half came on a three-point play that put Ohio State ahead 66-59 with 1:17 left. That sealed back-to-back road wins for the surging Buckeyes, who beat Wisconsin 59-58 on Saturday.
WISCONSIN 75, ILLINOIS 63 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Sam Dekker and Ben Brust scored 16 points apiece Tuesday and Wisconsin ended a two-game losing streak with a 75-63 win at Illinois. Traevon Jackson and Nigel Hayes had 14 each for Wisconsin (18-5, 5-5 Big Ten). The loss extended the misery for Illinois (13-10, 2-8). The Illini have lost eight straight. That streak started with a 95-70 blowout by the Badgers in Madison on Jan. 8. Wisconsin’s biggest edge was from 3-point range. The Badgers were 10 of 23. Illinois was just 4 of 10 on 3-pointers.