Ohio State beats Wisconsin for Big Ten title

Ohio State beats Wisconsin for Big Ten title

March 17th, 2013 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Ohio State forward Evan Ravenel, right, takes the ball away from Wisconsin forward Ryan Evans (5) during their NCAA basketball game Sunday during the championship of the Big Ten tournament in Chicago. At left is Ohio State guard Aaron Craft (4), and behind Evans is Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas.

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CHICAGO - DeShaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State used its stout defense to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 50-43 on Sunday for the Big Ten tournament title.

Thomas was 6 for 19 from the field, but made some big free throws down the stretch to lead the Buckeyes to their fifth tournament title in nine appearances. Aaron Craft had nine points and six rebounds, and LaQuinton Ross also delivered a couple of huge plays for Ohio State (26-7).

Traevon Jackson scored 10 points for the Badgers (23-11), who shot 38.3 percent from the field.