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Top-ranked Buckeyes avenge loss to #10 Wisconsin

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Jon Diebler lived up to his "3-bler" nickname by hitting 7 of 8 shots behind the arc while scoring 27 points, leading top-ranked Ohio State to an emotion-laden 93-65 victory over No. 10 Wisconsin on Sunday.

Freshman Jared Sullinger added 22 points, William Buford had 18 and David Lighty 13 for the Buckeyes (29-2, 16-2 Big Ten), who got back at the Badgers (23-7, 13-5) for a painful loss a month ago.

After that defeat, Sullinger said a fan spit in his face and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan added, "We won the game. Deal with it."

Ohio State hit 6 of 7 3-pointers while building a 15-point halftime lead - and never let up.

The Buckeyes had clinched the outright Big Ten title a day earlier thanks to No. 6 Purdue's 67-65 upset loss at Iowa.

 

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