The University of Wisconsin men's basketball team was given a rare gift on the road Saturday night.
There were 14 minutes left in the first half when Evan Turner, Ohio State's best player and All-American candidate, went out for the rest of the half after picking up his second foul.
But Badgers did nothing with that gift, nor any other opportunities they were given, and the Buckeyes defeated No. 13 UW 60-51 at Value City Arena.
"That's life in the Big Ten, especially on the road," shrugged UW coach Bo Ryan after Ohio State outmuscled the Badgers for the win. "You have to have those nights when every opportunity you get you have to take advantage of, especially now."
Wisconsin (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten Conference), playing its second game without injured 6-10 forward Jon Leuer, was no match inside for the Buckeyes (13-5, 3-3), who have won three of their last four games.
I think this is just typical in the Big Ten. For some reason teams are able to dominate the court when they are at home. Let hope the Badgers soon return to the friendly confines of the Kohl Center. GO BUCKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!