Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Badgers take out Hoosiers

CHICAGO — Ryan Evans scored 16 to lead No. 22 Wisconsin to a 68-56 upset of No. 3 Indiana in the Big Ten semifinals Saturday.

The Badgers have won 12 in a row against Indiana. The only other school to win 12 in a row against it is Purdue from 1908-14.

"There are just things in this game, no matter how you try to explain them, they defy explanation," said Badgers coach Bo Ryan, whose team faces Ohio State in today's final. "But we have players who are willing to work, to listen, to buy in."

No. 4 seeded Wisconsin (23-10) allowed only seven points after the top-seeded Hoosiers (27-6) pulled within one with 9:45 left. The ensuing 8-2 run included Jared Berggren's 3-pointer, the only one he tried during the day.

"Just biding my time, picking my spots," said Berggren, who went 4-for-4 from the field. "I was looking for a great shot, not a good one."

The Hoosiers now must wait to see if they earn a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament.

"Obviously, we wanted to get this win," said Cody Zeller, who had 13 points and 11 rebounds. "We'll learn from it. We'll figure out what we did wrong. We'll make the corrections and be ready for (the tournament)."

No. 10 Ohio St. 61, No. 8 Mich. St. 58: Aaron Craft scored 18 of his 20 during the second half for the second-seeded Buckeyes (25-7). He also had nine assists and four steals.

"You don't get to coach a lot of guys like him, just from A to Z and everything he stands for," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "He kind of makes us go on both ends of the floor."

Craft keyed a 7-0 run midway through the second half that came after the No. 3-seeded Spartans (25-8) pulled within one.

"Just trying to believe in myself," Craft said. "I think we have a lot of plays that we can execute that get me open shots and help me create for someone else."

Spartans coach Tom Izzo said there is one bright spot to the loss.

"I am really looking forward to playing somebody else," he said. "I think the other Big Ten teams are. We've really beaten the hell out of each other."

.Fast facts


vs. Ohio State

When: 3:30 today

TV: Ch. 10

Badgers take out Hoosiers 03/16/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 16, 2013 11:08pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Exposé 'Champions Way' uses FSU to illustrate bad behavior in college programs


    While the entire college football universe was focused on a sexual assault allegation against quarterback Jameis Winston during Florida State's 2013 national title run, another off-field scandal was playing out quietly.

     Jameis Winston (5) warms up before the game between Florida State Seminoles and the University of Miami Hurricanes at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Fla. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013.
  2. Charlie Strong, Gulf High and the best (old) Jon Gruden-Tennessee rumor


    As Butch Jones keeps losing, Tennessee Vols fans are turning to one of the media's favorite pastimes.

  3. Lightning edges Red Wings on road

    Lightning Strikes

    DETROIT — The digs were different, the Lightning seeing the masterfully-done new Little Caesar's Arena for the first time.

    Lightning center/Red Wings’ killer Tyler Johnson gets past defenseman Trevor Daley on his way to the first goal of the game.
  4. Armwood pulls away to defeat Plant 27-7, remain undefeated


    SEFFNER — First-year Armwood coach Evan Davis pulled out all the stops to get his team psyched for Monday's annual grudge match against Plant.

    Armwood defensive end Malcolm Lamar (97) gets fired up before the start of the game between Plant High School Panthers and the Armwood High School Hawks in Suffer, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017.
  5. Bucs journal: Dirk Koetter says Vernon Hargreaves needs to improve


    TAMPA — The Bucs now rank 31st in the NFL in pass defense, allowing 301 yards per game in their 2-3 start, and coach Dirk Koetter was asked Monday how concerned he is with the play of second-year CB Vernon Hargreaves.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick, throwing an incompletion under pressure after replacing injured Jameis Winston against the Cardinals,  would start this Sunday in Buffalo if Winston’s shoulder is still bothering him.