Ohio State needs an upset win in the worst of ways to wake them from the throws of apathy. While winning in Madison is a tricky proposition, even under the best of circumstances, OSU has no choice but to attempt to get their season back on track against a Wisconsin side that's also struggled of late.
For the Buckeyes, change has been in order for some time. Sam Thompson returns to the starting lineup for the first time since 2012/'13 and Shannon Scott will revert to his role as super-sub. Here's hoping the change in approach will breathe new life into both players.
Below is your Ohio State-Wisconsin GameThread. If this is your first time joining us, welcome to Land-Grant Holy Land. No one takes OSU basketball more seriously than we do, so your pain is our pain. Here's hoping a couple of sweet GIFs (pssst... type @oracle GIF me as a comment and enjoy) and some rebound (basketball pun) action from OSU can help change things for the better.. Be good to one another, be it Buckeye or Badger, and we'll all have a real good time (TM-Pitbull).
|OHIO STATE BUCKEYES||WISCONSIN BADGERS
|16-5, 3-5 | #24 AP / #23 Coaches
17-4, 4-4 | #14 AP / #13 Coaches
|Aaron Craft||G||Traevon Jackson|
|Lenzelle Smith Jr.||G||Ben Brust|
|Sam Thompson||F/G||John Gasser|
|LaQuinton Ross||F||Sam Dekker|
|Amir Williams||F||Frank Kaminsky|
|Date:||February 1, 2014
|Time:||12:00 p.m. ET
|TV:||ESPN - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1301 HD/31 SD, WOW! 211 HD/33 SD, DirecTV 206, DISH 140||Spread:||-5.5|
|Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460||Over/Under:||129|
||Bucky's 5th Quarter|