The regular season finale for Ohio State's season lacks drama on many levels. The Buckeyes are already locked into the Six Seed for the Big Ten tournament, and Wisconsin has already locked up the top seed as well. Ohio State will be headed to the NCAAs even if they blow this game and their first tournament game as well. But now that Indiana has tanked badly, Ohio State only can boast a single true quality win this season, a thumping over Maryland. If the Buckeyes have any designs on securing a seed better than 8 for the NCAAs, they must grab another big win, and they won't get a better chance than tonight, with the big, bad Badgers in town.
There are plenty of reasons to fear Wisconsin. They play at a slow pace that limits the number of possessions. They're one of the most efficient teams in the entire country. They boast three NBA players, including the best player in college basketball who also sounds like he should be a Chicago Alderman. But they don't have D'Angleo Russell, and they don't have a coach gunning to be the winningest coach in Ohio State history. Ohio State has both of those things. Will it be enough?
Stay tuned with us to find out.
How to watch:
Game time: 4:30 p.m. ET
Radio: 97.1 The Fan