Ohio State-Wisconsin Postgame Notes

March 17, 2013

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  • Attendance for session six of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament was a sellout at 20,560 (United Center capacity-19,087).
  • Session 1 - 19,470; Session 2 - 19,667; Session 3 - 21,793; Session 4 - 21,229; Session 5 - 21,824; Session 5 - 20,560

Ohio State

  • Ohio State is 22-9 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes four titles are the most of any team in the conference. Ohio State has won 18 of its last 22 games in the tournament overall. The Buckeyes are 4-1 against the Badgers in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Head coach Thad Matta owns the best Big Ten Tournament winning percentage (.792) and is tied with Michigan State's Tom Izzo for the most tournament wins (19) of any conference coach in history.
  • Matta has compiled a record of 50-12 as a head coach in March, the third-best record by percentage (.806) among active coaches.
  • Ohio State owned a 39-28 edge of the glass. The Buckeyes are 15-2 this season when outrebounding their opponent and 152-24 under Thad Matta.
  • Ohio State shot a season-low 6.3 percent (1-16) from three-point range.
  • Junior forward Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 17 points. He has scored in double figures in all 33 games this season.
  • Junior guard Aaron Craft failed to record a steal in a game for only the second time this season.
  • Trailing 39-37 at the 7:49 mark of the second half, Ohio State outscored the Badgers 13-4 to close the game. The Buckeyes held Wisconsin to one field goal during that stretch.


  • Sophomore guard Traevon Jackson led the Badgers in scoring with 10 points.
  • Jackson and senior guard Ryan Evans were named to the all-tournament team.
  • Senior forward Jared Berggren had two blocked shots today and finished with seven in the tournament. That puts him tied for sixth on the single tournament list.
  • Wisconsin's opponents were 9-for-46 (19.5 percent) from beyond the arc in the Big Ten Tournament, including a 1-for-16 (6.3 percent) performance by the Buckeyes today. Ohio State led the tournament field entering today's game at 16-for-41 (39.0 percent). Fourteen times this year Badgers opponents failed to shoot better than 25 percent from three-point range.
  • For the fourth time this season Wisconsin had just one player score in double figures. They are 0-4 in those games.
  • Wisconsin tallied three blocked shots and finished the tournament with 18 blocks in three games. That is tied for fourth on the Big Ten single tournament list.
  • Junior guard Ben Brust went 0-for-2 from three-point range, ending a streak of multiple three-point baskets in 15 consecutive games. Brust finished with six points on 3-of-6 shooting.
  • The one three-point field goal is fewest allowed by the Badgers this year.
  • Trailing 13-9 in the first half, the Badgers went on 14-2 run to take 24-15 lead with 3:20 to play.
  • Wisconsin's bench outscored Ohio State's reserves 9-0 in the first half and finished with a 13-7 advantage.
  • Wisconsin will make its 15th-consecutive NCAA Tournament, tied with Gonzaga for the fourth-longest active streak in the country.
  • The Badgers had four steals today and finished with 22 for the tournament.