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No.16 Wisconsin fails to show up in an 83-73 loss to Ohio State at Value City Arena

Bronson Koenig flourished in his return to the starting lineup, but No.16 Wisconsin struggled with its balance and its defense in an embarrassing loss to Ohio State Thursday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Bronson Koenig scored 27 points in his return to the starting lineup, but not much else went right for No.16 Wisconsin in an 83-73 loss to Ohio State at Value City Arena Thursday,.

Four players hit double figures for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten(, led by freshman C.J. Jackson 18 points to give the Buckeyes a signature win after shooting 50 percent from the floor (25-for-50) and 62.5 percent from 3-point range (10-for-16)

No other starter for Wisconsin (22-6, 11-4) scored in double figures, dropping the Badgers one game back of Purdue in the conference standings with one game remaining.

Although Koenig delivered from the field and the 3-point line, hitting five 3-pointers to surpass Ben Brust as the school’s all-time 3-point shooting marksman, the Badgers only managed 18 points in the paint, were out rebounded 38-25 and its bench was outscored 32-26 in easily the worse loss of the season.

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