Men’s basketball: OSU Insider

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Men’s basketball: OSU Insider

Columbus Dispatch – The share of the Big Ten championship that the Buckeyes clinched at Penn State was barely mentioned in the locker room after the game, coach Thad Matta said. The Buckeyes want it outright, and who better to do it against than Wisconsin, which handed them their first loss Feb.12 and, according to Jared Sullinger, where a Badgers fan spit in his face for good measure.

Ohio State also might need to win Sunday to avoid having to settle for the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten tournament next week. Second-place Purdue, which is a game behind the Buckeyes and finishes its regular season at Iowa on Saturday, would win a tiebreaker for the top seed by virtue of its 1-1 record against third-place Wisconsin during the season. A loss to the Badgers on Sunday would leave Ohio State 0-2 against them.

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