Wisconsin Holds On to Win Over Ohio State

No. 11 Badgers beat Buckeyes to lead the Big Ten
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2008 9:17 PM CST
Wisconsin Holds On to Win Over Ohio State
Wisconsin's Jason Bohannon, right, and Ohio State's Matt Terwilliger fight for a loose ball during the second half of their game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Columbus, Ohio. Wisconsin beat Ohio State, 58-53. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)   (Associated Press)

It seemed an even matchup until the final minutes in Columbus, Ohio where No. 11 Wisconsin edged Ohio State, 58-53. Defense proved to be key for the Badgers as they held the Buckeyes scoreless in the final 3:15, reports the AP. Wisconsin, winner of their last four games, now leads the Big Ten with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

Jason Bohannon led the Badgers with 16 points and five rebounds. Jamar Butler, normally an everyday starter for the Buckeyes, began the game on the bench because of a “coach’s decision."  Despite the non-start, Butler played a team-high 36 minutes and added 14 points, his season average. Ohio State has now lost four of their last six games. (Read more Ohio State Buckeyes stories.)

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