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Wisconsin unable to overcome early Ohio State lead, Badgers fall 74-62

MADISON (WKOW)- The tenth-ranked Wisconsin men's basketball team fell to #15 Ohio State on Saturday 74-62.

The Badgers shot 40% from the field and 25% from three-point range. Aleem Ford led with 13 points. D'Mitrik Trice had 12, Micah Potter had 11, and Nate Reuvers had 11.

Ohio State shot 51% from the floor and 31% from three-point range. E.J. Liddell led the Buckeyes with 20 points.

Ohio State got out to a 11-3 lead four minutes into the game and never looked back.

"This group when they are at their best, they are focused on the defensive end and let the offense come to them not the other way around," Head Coach Greg Gard said. "When we get focused the other way around, we're not as good as we can be. Our best is always when we are locked in defensively."

"If we are going to win these games, we've got to lock them up defensively and they just got too comfortable and that's kind of how they got rolling," Nate Reuvers said.

"They got way too comfortable in the beginning of the game so where we kind of did lock in on that end, and they already had that confidence and that mindset that they can make plays happen and get good looks or even tough looks that they can knock them down," Aleem Ford said.

Wisconsin falls to 12-4 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten.

Next up: at Maryland on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

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Karley Marotta

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