Wisconsin (23-10) and Ohio State (25-7) Meet in Big Ten Championship

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  #22 Wisconsin 24 19 43 +2.0
  #10 Ohio State 23 27 50 -2.0
Sun, Mar 17 2013, 03:30 PM CDT

United Center
Chicago, IL
Attendance: 20,560
TV: CBS

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

The Badgers got past Indiana 68-56 on Mar. 16 with the help of 16 points and eight rebounds from Ryan Evans. In addition to a team-leading 7.5 rebounds per game, he chips in 10.4 points per game. For the Buckeyes, Aaron Craft put up 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.

StatSmack! Wisconsin is better than Ohio State
  • Wisconsin has an average margin of victory of 10 over Ohio State in 26 wins since 1980.
  • Wisconsin has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (67.0 percent to 64.7 percent).
  • 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 a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than Ohio State (No. 11 vs. No. 47).
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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Big Ten Standings

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1 Michigan 28-9 15-3
 2Wisconsin 30-8 12-6
2 Michigan State 29-9 12-6
4 Nebraska 19-13 11-7
5 Ohio State 25-10 10-8
6 Iowa 20-13 9-9
7 Minnesota 25-13 8-10
8 Illinois 20-15 7-11
8 Indiana 17-15 7-11
10 Penn State 16-18 6-12
10 Northwestern 14-19 6-12
12 Purdue 15-17 5-13
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#32 Evan Anderson Jr C 6-10 245
#34 Zach Bohannon Sr F 6-6 206
#30 Vitto Brown Fr F 6-8 237
#1 Ben Brust Sr G 6-1 196
#35 Riley Dearring Fr G 6-5 180
#15 Sam Dekker So F 6-7 220
#13 Duje Dukan Jr F 6-8 220
#21 Josh Gasser Jr G 6-3 190
#10 Nigel Hayes Fr F 6-7 250
#11 Jordan Hill Fr G 6-3 170
#12 Traevon Jackson Jr G 6-2 208
#44 Frank Kaminsky Jr C 6-11 234
#24 Bronson Koenig Fr G 6-3 190
#3 George Marshall So G 5-11 182
#5 Aaron Moesch Fr F 6-8 200
#33 Zak Showalter So G 6-2 192
#2 Jordan Smith Jr G 6-1 180