Dave's College Basketball Picks, Feb. 14: Ohio State at Wisconsin

dave darbySenior Analyst IFebruary 13, 2009

No. 24 Ohio State (17-5, 7-4) at Wisconsin (15-9, 6-6)

Line: Wisconsin -6.5

Ohio State hung on to its share of third place in the Big Ten standings with a 64-58 defeat of Minnesota on Saturday. The Buckeyes forced Minnesota into 17 turnovers and made it to the free throw line twice as much as the Gophers in winning their fourth straight game.

Following the Badgers game, Ohio State goes to Northwestern on Wednesday before coming home next Sunday for what could be a showdown for second place with Illinois.

Wisconsin evened out its Big Ten record at 6-6 with a 69-52 victory over Iowa. The Badgers went 7-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc and turned the ball over just six times in the blowout victory. The Badgers rank 23rd in the nation in scoring defense and give up just 60 points per game. Wisconsin has won three in a row, all by 10 points or more.

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