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National Basketball Association
Wisconsin 71, Ohio St. 49
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 17, 2013
Where: Kohl Center, Madison, Wisconsin
Officials: # Michael Kitts, # Larry Scirotto, # Ted Valentine
Attendance: 17249

No. 19 Wisconsin 71, No. 14 Ohio State 49: Junior guard Ben Brust finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the host Badgers avenged a January loss to the Buckeyes.

Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) also received 15 points and eight boards from senior forward Jared Berggren. Freshman forward Sam Dekker scored 13 points and sophomore guard Traevon Jackson added 10 for the Badgers.

Ohio State (18-7, 8-5) was led by junior forward Deshaun Thomas, who scored 18. Sophomore forward Sam Thompson added 10.

The Badgers opened the game by knocking down seven of their first nine shots, while the Buckeyes began by shooting 3-for-17. Ohio State didn't cross into double digits until 7:37 remained in the half, and by the intermission, Wisconsin led 39-22.

A 3-pointer by Dekker pushed the Badger lead to 20 with 12:44 to play, and the Buckeyes came no closer.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Wisconsin's 39 first-half points matched its highest output by halftime in a conference game this season. … Ohio State scored its lowest total of the season. Its previous low was 55 points against Illinois. ... Thomas grabbed six rebounds, pushing his career total to 494.

Top Game Performances
Ohio St.   Wisconsin
Deshaun Thomas 18 Scoring Jared Berggren 15
Amedeo Della Valle 2 Assists Mike Bruesewitz 4
Trey McDonald 6 Rebounds Ben Brust 11
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 2 Free Throws Made Jared Berggren 2
Aaron Craft 1 Steals Sam Dekker 2
Amedeo Della Valle 2 Blocks Jared Berggren 4
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Ohio St. 49 37.5 3-12 4-11 6 29 3 5 9
Wisconsin 71 52.7 7-19 6-10 16 35 4 5 10