Ohio State basketball upsets No. 10 Wisconsin, earns signature win
Wins over top 10 teams on the road don’t happen very often.
But Ohio State was able to accomplish that feat on Saturday afternoon as the Buckeyes toppled the Badgers 74-62 in Madison.
Forward EJ Liddell led the way for the Buckeyes, scoring 20 points on just 12 shots. Six other Ohio State players scored at least eight points, including every player in the starting lineup.
Seth Towns scored 10 points on eight shots to lead Ohio State’s bench unit.
Points were harder to come by for the Badgers, who shot just 40.4 percent from the field and 25 percent from the 3-point line. Aleem Ford led the way with 13 points on 10 shots and was responsible for four of Wisconsin’s seven 3-pointers.
The win moves Ohio State (6-4) into a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten standings, just a half game back of Wisconsin (6-3). Michigan is currently in first place with an impressive 8-1 record.
This is arguably Ohio State’s best win of the season, although the Buckeyes do have a victory over Pac-12 leading UCLA.
Ohio State’s next game is against Michigan State on Jan. 31.