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Wisconsin men’s basketball embarrassed at home by Ohio State

That was rough.

NCAA Basketball: Ohio State at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Oh man, that was rough.

The Wisconsin Badgers endured their worst-ever loss in the Kohl Center on Saturday, suffering an 83–58 defeat to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Ohio State (6–3, 1–0 Big Ten) shot the lights out of the gym, breaking 80 percent in the first half and finishing the game shooting 66 percent from the field. The Buckeyes made 10 of 27 three-point shots, including a 7-for-7 run from behind the arc to start the game. The visitors also dominated in the paint, scoring 36 points to Wisconsin’s 12.

Both teams had 13 turnovers, but Ohio State scored 17 points off of its opportunities while Wisconsin (3–5, 0–1) managed just nine points off turnovers.

It was a dominating performance from end to end by Ohio State with four players finishing the game in double figures, led by Kaleb Wesson’s 19. The forward shot 75 percent from the floor. Fellow big man Keita Bates-Diop added 17 points on 78 percent shooting.

Among the few bright spots for Wisconsin were freshmen Brad Davison (16 points), Nate Reuvers (10 points), and Kobe King (10 points). Ethan Happ was held to just seven points and starters D’Mitrik Trice, Aleem Ford, and Khalil Iverson managed just 12 points between them, led by Price’s nine.

The loss leaves Wisconsin 3–5 and needing to right the ship quickly to maintain its streak of 19 straight seasons in the NCAA tournament.