Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview

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Wisconsin vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview
(22) Wisconsin
(23-10, 7-6 away)
(10) Ohio State
(25-7, 19-2 home)
Venue: United Center
3:30PM ET / 12:30PM PT, March 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Wisconsin B Brust 11.4 R Evans 7.5 T Jackson 2.8
Ohio State D Thomas 19.6 D Thomas 6.2 A Craft 4.7

Wisconsin meets Ohio State in the championship of the Big Ten Tournament at United Center on Sunday. It takes place at 3:30 p.m. ET and you can catch it on CBS. The Badgers beat the Buckeyes 71-49 on Feb. 17 and are 5-5 against them over the last four years.

In a 68-56 triumph over Indiana on Mar. 16, Ryan Evans put up 16 points and eight rebounds for the Badgers. He leads the team in rebounds per game with 7.5 while also putting up 10.4 points per game. For the Buckeyes, Aaron Craft finished with 20 points and nine assists in the 61-58 win over Michigan State on Mar. 16. With 4.7 assists per game and 2.1 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Ohio State StatSmack

  • Jared Berggren is ranked 6th in the Big Ten in rebounds and 2nd in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Wisconsin has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than Ohio State (No. 9 vs. No. 38).
  • Ryan Evans is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in rebounds.
  • Wisconsin has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Ohio State (No. 11 vs. No. 47).
  • Ohio State has to pay up to win. The coach for Wisconsin has a much lower base salary than Ohio State ($1,550,000 vs. $2,555,000).
  • Wisconsin has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Ohio State (10 vs. six).
  • The Wisconsin rebounding leader (Ryan Evans, 232 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Ohio State rebounding leader (Deshaun Thomas, 183 rebounds).
  • The Wisconsin blocks leader (Jared Berggren, 63 blocks) has more blocks than the Ohio State blocks leader (Amir Williams, 41 blocks).
  • Wisconsin has come back to win after being down at half against Ohio State five times since 1997.
WISC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jared Berggren 29 11 7 1 1 2 1
B+ Ben Brust 0 11 5 2 1 0 1
B+ Ryan Evans 29 10 8 2 1 1 1
B Sam Dekker 22 10 3 1 1 0 1
B Mike Bruesewitz 28 7 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Traevon Jackson 27 6 2 3 1 0 2
C George Marshall 17 5 1 1 0 0 1
C Frank Kaminsky 10 4 2 1 0 0 0
C- Dan Fahey 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jordan Smith 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zak Showalter 7 2 1 1 0 0 0
D+ J.D. Wise 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Evan Anderson 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Zach Bohannon 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 0 20 6 1 0 0 1
B+ Aaron Craft 34 10 4 4 2 0 2
B L. Smith Jr. 28 10 5 2 0 0 1
B- Sam Thompson 24 7 3 1 1 1 1
B- Shannon Scott 20 5 2 4 2 0 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 18 5 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Amir Williams 17 4 4 0 0 1 1
C+ LaQuinton Ross 17 7 3 0 0 0 2
C A. Della Valle 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
C Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Trey McDonald 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
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