DeShaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State used its stout defense to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 50-43 on Sunday for the Big Ten tournament title.
The Ohio State Men’s Basketball Team will start their road to the Final Four in Dayton as the number two seed in the West Regional.
It is the 4th time that Thad Matta has won the tournament while at Ohio State.
The Buckeyes opening NCAA Tournament play on Friday down in Dayton against Iona.
The winner will take on the winner of the Notre Dame, Iowa State game.
A limited number of tickets will be available for sale to OSU faculty, staff and student season ticket holders via a lottery.
On Sunday, Thomas was 6 for 19 from the field, but made some big free throws down the stretch to lead the Buckeyes to their fifth tournament title in nine appearances. Aaron Craft had nine points and six rebounds, and LaQuinton Ross also delivered a couple of huge plays for Ohio State (26-7).
Traevon Jackson scored 10 points for the Badgers (23-11), who shot 38.3 percent from the field.