|Ohio State||D Thomas 20.2||D Thomas 6.2||A Craft 4.5|
|Wisconsin||J Berggren 11.7||R Evans 7.8||B Brust 2.6|
No. 13 Ohio State heads to Kohl Center on Sunday to take on No. 20 Wisconsin. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. EST and you can see it on CBS. The Buckeyes beat the Badgers 58-49 on Jan. 29 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
Both teams share third place in the conference.
The Buckeyes got past Northwestern 69-59 on Feb. 14 with the help of 22 points and 7 rebounds from Deshaun Thomas. He leads the team with 20.2 points per game and 6.2 rebounds per game. For the Badgers, Sam Dekker finished with 14 points in the 58-53 loss to Minnesota on Feb. 14. He is averaging 9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Areas of strength for Wisconsin include: defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5 percent and turnover percentage at 15.1 percent.
- Shannon Scott is ranked 9th in the Big Ten in assists and 6th in the Big Ten in steals.
- The Ohio State scoring leader (Deshaun Thomas, 463 points) has more points than the Wisconsin scoring leader (Jared Berggren, 285 points).
- Ohio State has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Wisconsin this season (Projected SOS Rank: No. 10 vs. No. 32).
- Since 1998, Ohio State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Wisconsin (16 vs. four).
- Ohio State players are more experienced than Wisconsin players (11,664 minutes played vs. 11,571 minutes played).
- Ohio State has a much better NCSA Athletic Ranking than Wisconsin (No. 8 vs. No. 21).
- Aaron Craft is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in assists and 4th in the Big Ten in steals.
- Over the past 10 years, Ohio State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Wisconsin (eight vs. three).
- Ohio State is a better free-throw-shooting team (69.8 percent vs. 61.9 percent) than Wisconsin this season.
- Even computers respect Ohio State more. Ohio State has a better RPI this season than Wisconsin (RPI: No. 24 vs. No. 33).
- The Ohio State assist leader (Aaron Craft, 102 assists) has more assists than the Wisconsin assist leader (Ben Brust, 63 assists).
|B||L. Smith Jr.||28||10||5||2||0||0||2|
|C||A. Della Valle||8||3||2||0||0||0||1|