Final Stats |
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Wisconsin, 33-14, including the previous seven games.
The Buckeyes are 3-0 against the Badgers in the Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State also beat Wisconsin 72-58 in 1996 and 70-61 in 1999. Both games were in the quarterfinals.
Ohio State will play the winner of the Minnesota-Purdue game in the semi-finals Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
OHIO STATE (12-2 Big Ten, 28-3 Overall)
Ohio State is 15-10 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes have never lost their first game of the Tournament.
Ohio State recorded its 28th victory of the season with a win over Wisconsin. Twenty-eight wins ties the school record for most wins in a season. The 1992-93 and 1984-85 Buckeyes also tallied 28 victories during those seasons.
Indianapolis native Ashley Allen recorded her second career double-double against the Badgers with 11 points and a career-high 11 rebounds. Her previous personal-best was eight boards against Wisconsin on January 16, 2003. Allen's first double-double was an 11-point, 10-assist effort against Wayne State on November 26, 2003.
Ohio State, the nation's leader in field goal percentage, shot .500 (29-of-58) from the field against the Badgers. The Buckeyes have shot 50 percent or better in 19 games this year and are undefeated in those games.
The Buckeyes held Wisconsin scoreless for just under seven minutes in the first half. The Badgers failed to score from 16:08 to 9:12. During that span, Ohio State went on a 14-0 run.
Ohio State center Jessica Davenport led the Buckeyes with 18 points. She is six points shy of her 1,000th career point.
The 24-point victory is the largest margin of victory for an Ohio State team in the Big Ten Tournament. The previous best was 18 against Wisconsin (72-58) in 1996.
The Buckeyes led 35-23 at halftime and are 26-0 this season when leading at the break.
Ohio State had four players score in double figures (Davenport 18; Hoskins 14; Matter 12; Allen 11). It marks the ninth time this season the Buckeyes have had at least four players score double digits. Ohio State is 9-0 in those games.
WISCONSIN (5-11 Big Ten , 12-16 Overall)
Indianapolis native Janese Banks led the Badgers in scoring for the second consecutive day and the fourth time this season with 16 points. She finished the season with 296 points. Banks also tied a career high with three steals.
With seven points in today's contest, Big Ten Freshman of the Year Jolene Anderson finished the season with a Wisconsin-freshman record 497 points. Anderson registered a career-high four steals in the matchup.
Banks and Anderson were the team's top two scorers for the eighth time this season.
Senior Stephanie Rich finished her career third in 3-point field goals (182), second in 3-point field goal attempts (558), fourth in career assists (383) and eighth in career steals (209).
Ebba Gebisa also finished her career as a Badger after today's contest with 580 points and 388 rebounds.