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Thomas leads Ohio State past Wisconsin
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Deshaun Thomas tallied 25 points in No. 11 Ohio State's 58-49 win over Wisconsin.
Aaron Craft had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who have won 64 straight home games against unranked opponents.
Traevon Jackson, the son of legendary Ohio State player and two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Jimmy Jackson, netted 12 points to lead Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3), which has dropped three of its last four contests on the heels of a seven-game winning streak.
The Badgers were 11-of-28 from beyond the arc, but did not attempt a single free throw.
Sam Dekker's layup gave Wisconsin a 41-37 lead with 13:03 left, but Ohio State clamped down defensively and went on a 15-0 run as the Badgers failed to record a point over the next 7:08.
Thomas had 10 points during the surge and capped it with a jumper to make it 52-41.
Back-to-back 3-pointers by Ben Brust and Jared Berggren pulled the Badgers within 52-47 with 4:22 left, but Jackson's turnover on Wisconsin's next touch led to a Shannon Scott three-point play and the visitors never got any closer.
Wisconsin opened up a 24-17 advantage in the opening half before the Buckeyes closed the stanza on a 7-2 spurt to pull within 26-24 heading into the break.
Berggren finished with 11 points and nine boards ... Ohio State was 9-of-12 from the foul line and shot 51.1 percent (23-of-45) from the field ... The Buckeyes turned the ball over 10 times, while Wisconsin committed just seven giveaways.
01/29 21:21:14 ET
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