GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Ohio State 74, Wisconsin 62

MADISON, Wis. - E.J. Liddell scored 20 points and No. 15 Ohio State never trailed in a 74-62 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin.

Aleem Ford scored 13 points to lead Wisconsin, which also got 12 from D'Mitrik Trice and 11 each from Micah Potter and Nate Reuvers. Seth Towns scored 10 points for Ohio State.

Ohio State (12-4, 6-4 Big Ten) led by 13 in the second half, capitalizing on Wisconsin's poor outside shooting.

Wisconsin (12-4, 6-3) had gone just 4 of 21 from 3-point range until Aleem Ford made three straight shots from beyond the arc in a span of less than two minutes. Ford's third 3-pointer cut Ohio State's lead to 62-58 with 4:40 left.

Ford finally cooled off and missed a 3-point attempt that would have reduced the margin to one with 4:02 remaining. Ohio State's Duane Washington Jr. hit a pair of free throws 22 seconds later to start a 6-0 run that essentially put the game out of reach.

Associated Press

January 23, 2021