Saturday, February 12, 2011

Ohio St. Not No. 1, Who Will It Be?

No. 14 Wisconsin (19-5, 9-3 in Big Ten)  dropped No. 1 and formally unbeaten Big Ten foe, Ohio State (24-1, 11-1 in Big Ten) 71-67 earlier today.

Senior forward, Jon Leuer (12 points 6 rebounds) hit the clinching free throws with 2.2 seconds left to solidify Wisconsin's 14-point comeback victory.

Freshman big man, Jared Sullinger hit a fade away corner three to bring the Bukeyes within three with 3 ticks left, but it was a little too late.

The Badgers were led by junior point guard, Jordan Taylor's clutch second half shooting (27 points 7 assists). He hit five-for-eight from behind the arc, and was six-of-nine from the free throw line.

The Buckeyes were led by strong efforts from junior guard William Buford and Sullinger, both with double-digit points. Buford had 21 points and Sullinger had 19.

With this loss comes thoughts of perhaps a new No. 1 team in the nation on Monday. The No. 2 Kansas Jayhawks (23-1, 8-1 in the Big 12) and No. 3 Texas Longhorns (20-3, 9-0 in the Big 12) are the candidates to become the new No. 1.

Kansas has a higher ranking and better record than Texas, but the Longhorns gave the Jayhawks their lone loss of the season in Kansas by a score of 74-63, snapping the Jayhawks 69-game home win streak on Jan. 22. This win gives Texas a good case to be the nation's new No. 1 team, but Kansas' record is hard to ignore.

In the end, Kansas shall be the new No. 1, but the results will not show until Valentine's Day.

1 comment:

  1. This is college basketball right? I am getting better.

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