|Written by Michael|
Bet on NCAABThe Ohio State Buckeyes got their long-awaited revenge on the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday afternoon, winning the game in a 93-65 blowout. Ohio State set the NCAA Division 1 record by hitting 93.3% of their three-point attempts, going 14-for-15. They only missed their first three-point shot of the game – then they went on an incredible run, hitting 14 in a row.
Senior Jon Deibler led the three-point assault, hitting 7 of 8 shots from behind the arc. His first three-point attempt of the day was the only one the Buckeyes missed in their rout of Wisconsin. The team's previous three-point best game this season was marked by 11-for-17 shooting. Sunday's game was by far OSU's best of the season.
This must have been sweet payback for Ohio State fans, as the Buckeyes were given their first loss of the season and knocked from the No. 1 rank by the Wisconsin Badgers back on February 12. That game, won by the Badgers 71-67, was stunning for college basketball betting fans, who had grown to expect nothing but wins from the Buckeyes.
But this Sunday, Ohio played a nearly perfect game, shutting down Wisconsin's offense, and executing their own plays flawlessly. By halftime, the Buckeyes were up 47-32, which was the same exact score they had in the last game at Wisconsin. In the previous game, OSU blew the lead thanks to the Badgers' three-point shooting prowess.
March's game was a different story, however, as Ohio kept going strong in the second half. They went on to hit all eight three-point shots in the final 20 minutes of the game, a remarkable performance that Wisconsin had no defense for. The closest the Badgers came was 56-45 with 14:15 remaining. But soon after, the Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run, effectively sealing the game.
When the Big Ten tournament starts in Indianapolis this week, the Buckeyes will be the No. 1 seed, and are virtually guaranteed the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. If Ohio State can pull out an easy win from the Big Ten tournament, it will be difficult to imagine them not making it to the Final Four, at least.