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College basketball: No. 20 Wisconsin trounces No. 13 Ohio State, 71-49

Published February 17, 2013 6:17 pm

Day in the Top 25 • Badgers shake off loss to Minnesota with rout of Buckeyes.
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Madison, Wis. • Wisconsin can be awfully good when it is making shots. Ohio State found that out Sunday.

The 20th-ranked Badgers shot 53 percent from the field, their best performance of the season, to rout No. 13 Ohio State 71-49.

"The guys got good looks, and they went down," Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. "They didn't change anything. I'd like to say we did, that we found something."

It was a dramatic turnaround offensively for Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) after Thursday, when the Badgers went scoreless over the final 5 minutes in regulation and then managed just four points in overtime while losing at Minnesota.

The win kept Wisconsin tied with Michigan for third in the conference, two games behind leaders Indiana and Michigan State. Ohio State dropped into fifth place.

The Badgers took control with an 18-0 run in the first half that lasted more than 7 minutes and put them up 24-6.

Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points to lead the Badgers, while Brust also had 11 rebounds.

No. 3 Miami 45, Clemson 43 • In Clemson, S.C., Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep Miami perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points. Still, Miami pulled it out on Kadji's wide-open 3.