The No. 16 Wisconsin Badgers picked up a huge victory on Sunday by defeating the No. 9 Ohio St. Buckeyes on the road, 63-60. It was an extremely hard-fought game for the entire 40 minutes, but a late run by Wisconsin during the final minute of play resulted in the victory.
At 1:03 left on the clock, Lenzelle Smith Jr. fouled Jordan Taylor, sending him to the foul line. The first one tied the game at 57, the second gave Wisconsin the 58-57 lead. Jared Sullinger temporarily put Ohio State back in the lead on a layup, 59-58, but Jared Berggren hit a three with 29.9 on the clock.
Fifteen seconds later, Berggren made both attempts from the free throw line after Aaron Craft foul. With the 63-59 lead, Wisconsin saw Deshaun Thomas miss a three for the Buckeyes, which was followed by a missed jumped from Craft. This all happened within a second. Craft wound up going to the line for two free throws, making only one. But with only 0.4 left on the clock there wasn't much left to do.
Jordan Taylor led the Badgers with 19 points, which was one point better than Berggren's 18. Ryan Evans scored 10 points and pulled down 10 boards. Thomas had a game-high 23 points and seven rebounds. Craft contributed 13 points while William Buford added 15 points and nine rebounds.