COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, including 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 11 Ohio State past Wisconsin 58-49 on Tuesday night.
The leading scorer in the Big Ten, Thomas took over the game as both teams tried to gain leverage in a typically physical game.
The victory moved Ohio State (16-4, 6-2 Big Ten) into third place in the Big Ten and dropped Wisconsin (14-7, 5-3) two games off the pace set by co-leaders Indiana and Michigan (6-1).
Traevon Jackson led the Badgers with 12 points in the arena where his father – Jimmy Jackson – has his jersey in the rafters.
WICHITA, Kan. — Manny Arop scored 17 points, including a celebratory slam in the final minute, and Indiana State snapped Wichita State's 19-game home winning streak.
Indiana State ended the half on a 17-3 run over the last 4:12, taking a 39-28 lead.
Joe Harris scored 22 points, seven during a game-ending 13-6 run, and Virginia beat No. 19 North Carolina State for the Cavaliers' fourth straight victory.
Akil Mitchell added 14 points for Virginia (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), including an 18-foot jumper that put them ahead to stay, as the second-stingiest defense in the country put the clamps on.