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Game notes: Wisconsin 70, Ohio State 57

It was a home game so obviously the Badgers dominated.

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

Here are some fun facts, courtesy of the UW Athletic Department, on the retro-jerseyed Wisconsin Badgers win at home against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

  • With 52 career Big Ten wins, Gard has equaled John Erickson (52-74) for third place on Wisconsin’s all-time list. He is a mere 106 wins away from tying Walter Meanwell for second place.
  • Gard improved to 5-2 all-time against Ohio State. Including a sweep of the Buckeyes this year and third straight overall.
  • This was the first time the Badgers swept the Buckeyes since 2005.
  • Wisconsin’s win marked its seventh Quadrant 1 win of the season. Entering Sunday, only three teams had more than seven Quad 1 victories (Kansas 10, Baylor eight, Seton Hall eight).
  • The Badgers have now played 14 Quadrant 1 games, the most of any team in the nation and have the fifth most difficult schedule in the nation so far.
  • The Badgers ended the first half on a 16-0 run, turning a 22-20 lead into a 38-20 advantage at the break. UW held OSU scoreless for the final 4:36 of the first half.
  • Wisconsin committed just nine turnovers, finishing with 10 or fewer giveaways for the fourth straight game and the 14th time in 24 games this season.
  • Wisconsin made 12 3-pointers, its second-highest total in a Big Ten game this season (18 vs. Nebraska on Jan. 21).
  • The Badgers are responsible for two of the Buckeyes’ three worst shooting performances of the Big Ten season.
  • Led by 19 from Brevin Pritzl and eight from Trevor Anderson, the Badgers tallied 30 bench points, their second-highest total of the year (31 at Penn State on Jan. 11).
  • Pritzl scored a season-high 19 points, connecting on a season-high five 3-pointers (5-for-6). He also added five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 33 minutes.
  • Junior G D’Mitrik Trice recorded a career-high eight assists to go along with eight points and three rebounds. Over the last four games, he has dished out 25 assists (6.3 per game) and committed just seven turnovers (3.57 assist-to-turnover ratio).
  • Nate Reuvers had three blocks and now has 50 on the year, Reuvers has the 10th 50-block season in school history (including his own career-high 60-block total in 2018-19).