Monday, February 16, 2009

Bucky Beats Ohio State

On Saturday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team edged out the Ohio State Buckeyes 55-50 at the Kohl Center, extending its winning streak to four games and keeping its NCAA Tournament hopes alive.
Although the Badgers allowed the Buckeyes to shoot 55.3 percent from the field for the game, Wisconsin was able to force 19 Ohio State turnovers to keep the game within reach.
“Down on the defensive end, we don’t take any wishes or hopes there; you just have to play hard,” Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan said. “Fortunately, we got them to turn it over because they were shooting it so well. If we don’t get them to turn it over, we have no chance.”
Senior forwards Marcus Landry and Joe Krabbenhoft led the Badgers to the victory, combining for 26 of the team’s 55 points. Krabbenhoft also registered a career-high six steals to pave the victory for Wisconsin. On a side note Athletic Director Barry Alvarez introduces U.S. Airways Copilot Jeff Skiles, a hero of January’s Hudson River crash, at Saturday night’s Ohio State-Wisconsin game. I think it is pretty cool that the copilot is from the Madison area( Oregon, Wisconsin to be exact, which is about 10 minutes south of Kohl Center.) GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!

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