Badgers take down No. 1 Ohio State on gridiron and hardwoodWisconsin Sports
-- Falling behind by 15 points, it didn't look like Wisconsin was about to upset number-one -- but it happened.
MADISON - Falling behind by 15 points, it didn't look like Wisconsin was about to upset number-one -- but it happened.
Jordan Taylor scored 21 of his game-high 27 in the second half as the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team did what the football team did last fall -- defeated a top-ranked team from Ohio State. The score Saturday was 71-67.
Taylor scored eight straight points of his own, leading a 15-0 Wisconsin run in the second half. The Buckeyes had come into the game with a perfect 24-0 record, but couldn't stop Taylor and his Badger teammates. Wisconsin's record improves to 19-5, including 9-3 in the Big Ten. Despite the loss Ohio State still holds a two-game edge in the standings. William Buford scored 21 points for the Buckeyes who led 47-32 with 13:21 remaining in the game.
Wisconsin's offense was powered by 12-of-24 shooting on three-pointers. It was the 17th straight home victory for Bucky.
It was UW's first win over a No. 1 ranked team since 1962 when the Badgers beat Ohio State in Madison 86-67.