UW vs. OSU Game Day blog

UW vs. OSU Game Day blog

Patrick Herb (Assistant Director of Athletic Communications)

Please join Patrick Herb as he chronicles from courtside all the action from today's Big Ten tournament quarterfinal game between the Badgers and Ohio State with the Game Day Blog. Remember, the blog is interactive, so be sure to chime in with comments and questions and vote in the polls. The live blog will start at 1:15 p.m. CT.

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MBB: UW vs. OSU - Big Ten Tournament(03/13/2009) 
1:12
Welcome to the courtside blog, live from Conseco Fieldhouse in Indy!
1:13
Michigan State and Minnesota just finished moments ago and they'll wind up the clock counting down to the  main event (or  at least in our eyes).
The Spartans beat the Gophers 64-56 to advance to the semifinals. I hope Wisconsin gets another shot at  MSU in the next round.  
1:18
The Badgers just took the floor and are going through warm-ups.
The band and cheerleaders are also making themselves at home here. They have to wait for Michigan State to depart, but then we start rocking.
1:21
The game clock says 17:40, so it looks like we'll be starting around 1:45 p.m.
1:28
[Comment From Andy]
Are there any radio station playing today's game?
1:29

Locally in Madison the game is on 1310 AM and 101.5 FM.

1:29
[Comment From Jon]
How did the Badgers look during warm ups??
1:29
Sweet.
1:29
They really nailed every single lay-up.
1:29
[Comment From Jon]
Was J-Bo hitting his 3's??
1:30
Yeah... J-Bo looked good. Jordan Taylor was the last guy off the floor and he drained a deep trey from the wing to end warm-ups. Good omen?
1:34
[Comment From heffe]
how about evan turner?  hopefully, we can contain him.
1:34
Turner is a special player... Coach Ryan said in the pregame that he is undoubtedly one of the top players in the nation, let along the conference.
1:35
[Comment From Andy]
I've heard a lot of different things about where the Badgers might end up for the big dance.   What do you think?
1:35
Tough to say for certain, but I have a good feeling that both UW and OSU are in regardless of this game. Now if it's a blowout, that might change some things, but both teams have a pretty strong resume.
1:35
Let's just get the W and take the guess-work out of it huh?
1:36
[Comment From Herm]
Did a lot of Badger fans make it to Indy?
1:36
I'll tell you what... Buffalo Wild Wings (the official UW bar) was packed with Cardinal and White last night.
1:36
[Comment From chuck]
how many W fans are there? my son is there wearing RED from Dallas...
1:36
Oh yes, I see him. The one in red.
1:37
Honestly though it's going to be a little tough to tell how many Bucky fans are since both UW and OSU have the same colors. There will be a good amount of red in the arena, but sadly it's not all UW red.
1:38
Behind the hoop at one end an entire section of fans is split right down the middle between UW and OSU fans. That could get interesting.
1:38
[Comment From Rene]
Pardon me, but UW wears CARDINAL and OSU wears SCARLET. major difference.
1:39
My apologies.
Either way, Wisconsin is wearing white today as the "home" team and OSU is in Scarlet.
1:39
[Comment From boskis]
Hey guys.  ESPN says the game is delayed.  You know what's up with that?
1:39
The Michigan State vs. Minnesota game ran long so we're delayed a few minutes... not too many though.
1:41
We've got lineups underway right now and they look like this:
Wisconsin
F Jon Leuer
F Marcus Landry
F Joe Krabbenhoft
G Jason Bohannon
G Trevon Hughes

Ohio State
F Dallas Lauderdale
F Evan Turner
G Jon Diebler
G William Buford
G PJ Hill
1:41
[Comment From jaydough]
Who's predicted to win this game?
1:41
Not sure... betting is illegal. In fact, the team just watched a "Bet's Off" video before leaving Madison.
1:42
[Comment From Dave]
If you're stuck at work and want to watch: http://www.channelsurfing.net/ and search for "Wisconsin"
1:42
Hmmm... 
1:42
Ok fans... it's time to get it started!
1:43
UW wins the tip and Hughes brings it up.
1:43
OSU comes out in a 2-3 zone and J-Bo tries to shoot over it but gets blocked by Lauderdale. That guy is big.
1:44

Coach is telling him to shot-fake that one. Lauderdale on a runout gets fouled and will shoot two.

1:44
He hits both and OSU leads 2-0.
Hughes answers with a three!
1:45
Buford is too long with a 3 and Leuer controls.
1:45
Leuer with a pretty floater in the lane... nice play from the big man. UW leads 5-2.
Turner answers with a Turner jumper off a screen.
1:46
J-Bo misses a runner with 1 on the shot clock and Landry gets called for the foul going for the board. OSU ball.
1:47
I said Lauderdale hit both FTs earlier, he only made one... it's 5-3 UW.
1:48
Landry finds a cutting Pop and Hughes gets hammered going for a shot. Apparently they are calling that non-shooting. Interesting. Either way he got drilled.
1:48
He's ok though, but misses a jumper. OSU misses on the other end and UW will bring it up.
1:49
Joe can't get a jumper from the corner to fall. Jon nearly grabs it, but can't. OSU ball. Turner knocks down a jumper from the corner and we're tied.
1:50
Landry gets blocked in the lane by Lauderdale but it goes right to Leuer. He fires up a 17-footer from the top of the key and it rims out. Krabby gets a hand on it, but can't control. OB to OSU.
1:52
We're back now as OSU works the all. Joe blocks Turner and recovers. UW ball. Great play from Krabby.
1:53
Hughes picks up a 5 second call and gives it back to OSU.
UW gets it back though on an away-from-the ball foul on Lauderdale for pushing around Landry.
1:54
Jordan Taylor in the game and he  finds Landry down low and he lays it in. Nice pass into the post. UW leads 7-5.
1:55
Krabby comes away with another loose ball, but Landry gives it back on a turnover. Diebler misfires from 3 and Krabby boards.
1:55
Landry makes up for it with a deep two.
1:56
Krabby cuts off the baseline and gets help from Marcus and forces a travel on Turner. Nice defense by the senior duo.
1:56
J-Bo misses from the corner and OSU pulls it down.
1:57
Jarmusz comes in and gets the assignment of guarding Turner. He shuts off the driving lane, but gets knocked down and Gullikson fouls Turner rotating over. That should be a non-shooting foul.
1:58
Media timeout
Wisconsin 9
Ohio State 5
11:45
1:59

Anybody out there using the Badgers as a nice distraction from work today? Gotta love March Madness huh?

1:59
Landry leads UW with 4 points and Turner has 4 to pace OSU.
2:00
Turner drives and dishes to Mullens who dunks ferociously. Still only counts for two.
J-Bo misses and OSU runs out and misses.
2:01
Leuer spins in the lane and misses, but Kevin grabs it and gets fouled on the way up. 
2:01
Kevin misses the first (and by misses I mean he missed all but the net).
He missed the second one too, but Joe comes away with the rebound.
2:02
[Comment From chuck]
jbo getting good open looks?
2:02
Yeah, he's getting good looks... they'll start to fall.
We've got a stoppage right now for a clock issue.
2:02
[Comment From Jon]
GREAT WORK DISTRACTION = ON WISCONSIN!!
2:02
[Comment From brad]
agreed..  down here in sunny florida, it's the madness and sun trying to beckon me away from work
2:03
Not a bad day in Indy either... Sunny and crisp.
2:03
we're back to live action now and UW leads by two. UW can't connect on an alley-oop try to Landry and OSU answers with a quick jumper... good.
2:04
9-9 under 10 left.
2:04
Great heads-up play from Hughes in the corner. Hughes catches in the corner, pump fakes and gets his defender in the air. He leaned in and drew the foul... he'll shoot 3.
2:05
[Comment From t]
i love march baby
2:05
Maybe a bit... neither team played yesterday, so it's a little rust.
Hughes drains all three and UW leads 12-9.
2:06
Turner answers with a 16-foot jumper from the top.
2:06
Taylor drives and kicks to Hughes, but he misses long on the jumper. Taylor steals it and throws a lead pass to Krabby for a fastbreak two! Who says UW doesn't run?!?
2:07
Bucky's 14-11 lead is short-lived as Simmons buries a triple from the wing. Tie game.
2:08
Blocking call on Diebler as he rode Hughes around the arc. That's his first foul and the fifth team foul on Ohio State. UW has three team fouls.
2:08
Media timeout
Wisconsin 14
Ohio State 14
7:44 in the 1st
2:09
[Comment From Amy]
The live score won't stay updated.  Argh!
2:09
I know... the wireless here in Conseco is very hit-or-miss... often miss.
2:10

The wireless went out entirely in the building yesteday if you can believe that. So I guess we should be thankful for anything.

2:10
[Comment From Guest]
Is this game on the radio back in Madison?
2:10
101.5 FM and 1310 AM
2:11
Mullens picks up his second foul and he'll exit and Landry was working on him in the post.
2:11
[Comment From chuck]
crowd noise about even?
2:11
Yeah... it's pretty even and not too loud all together.
2:11
Hughes comes off a screen and nails a jumper from the top for two points.
2:12
Landry on Turner now.
Lauderdale scores down low and we're tied at 16 all.
2:12
Now Diebler picks up his second foul and UW is in the bonus. He held Leuer in the lane and Jon will shoot a 1-and-1.
2:13
Leuer swishes the first and the second. UW by two.
2:13
[Comment From Herbie Hancock]
What is Kevin Gulliksons favorite color?
2:13
Plaid.
2:13
OSU misses a 3-pointer and Turner is whistled for over the back going for the board. Hughes will shoot one and one now.
2:14
Hughes is 5-for-5 from the line now after knocking down those two. UW leads 20-16.
2:15
OSU misses, Lauderdale rebounds and Hughes rips it away from him. Wow... that is some strength there, but he traveled falling to the ground with the ball.
2:15
Hustle is rewarded as OSU gets called for a moving screen and UW gets the ball back. That was on Turner and he's got two fouls now. Big turn of events.
2:16
UW works it around and Jon Leuer scores inside. That forces an OSU timeout! This is the loudest the crowd has been all game as UW takes a 22-16 lead. There hasn't been any breathing room so far today.
2:17
Little 6-0 run for the Badgers as Turner, Mullens and Diebler all are sitting with two fouls.
2:17
Check that, Diebler is playing with two.
2:18
Buford's runner goes in and out and Tim rebounds. 
2:18
Leuer walks with it out on the arc and gives it back to OSU. Under 4:00 left in the half.
2:19
Leuer gets knocked down on a clear-out... no call. Diebler capitalizes with a three.
2:19
Hughes drives and kicks to Tim in the corner for THREE!!!
2:20
Simmons answers back with a trey for OSU off a screen. Shot for shot right now as UW leads 25-22.
2:20
Another one... J-Bo hits a three from the other corner! Four straight threes and UW leads by six.
2:21
Lauderdale catches down low and bowls over Gullikson and misses the shot. A blocking foul is called on Kevin and the UW bench is in disbelief. They might have a point on this one. Tough call.
2:22
Check that... he DID make the lay-up and he'll go for a three-point play after the media timeout. Sorry about that.

Wisconsin 28
Ohio State 24
2:08 left in 1st half
2:22
[Comment From tc]
wheres nakiville? is he hurt or just not playing?
2:23
Keaton is fine, he just hasn't seen the floor yet today.
2:23
[Comment From Allen]
was Gullikson's feet set?
2:23
Even the stat crew posted a turnover and no basket on the box score. You tell me?
2:24
Lauderdale misses the free throw and UW boards. Hughes kicks to J-Bo for a long three and it's no good. OSU ball.
2:24

Foul on Landry and a technical on the UW bench.

2:25
Foul's on Hughes and I'm not sure who the technical foul is on. Bo wants to know and they won't tell him who it's on.
2:25
I don't think he said anything, not sure where that came from.
Buford goes to the line and hits one of two free throws for the tech.
2:26
Coach Ryan still doesn't know who it was on or what was said... he's not getting the answer he wants.
2:26
Lauderdale will now shoot two FTs.
2:26
He missed the first one short and hits the second. OSU is within two after all that.
2:27
Landry steps back for a long jumper and misses... OSU ball with under a minute left.
2:28
Taylor fouls the ball-handler out high and that's the bonus now.
2:29
Just got distracted by Erin Andrews and I didn't see what happened... must have missed a FT. Sorry... but not really.
2:29
UW will have it for the final possession.
2:32
Jordan missed a 3-pointer with six seconds left... just enough time for OSU to run it down the court and sink their own three to take the lead going into the half. 29 OSU 28 WIS half time
2:33
Crushing turn of events right there as UW looked to have a chance for a two-possession lead at the break, instead Buford's three puts the Badgers down one intermission.
2:33
Wisconsin 28
Ohio State 29
Halftime
2:35
Erin Andrews asked Coach Ryan what explaination he got about the technical foul and he said, "None." He said he doesn't who or what was said. He said maybe somebody from the stands behind him said something. Either way... he's puzzled.
2:45
Stat check.
Leading scorers: Hughes with 10 and Simmons with 8 for OSU
Leading rebounders: Krabbenhoft with 6 and Lauderdale with 3
OSU leads 15-14 in rebounds
OSU shooting 52.2%
UW shooting 37.5%
2:46
[Comment From Tom98]
What are the stats when Badgers are down at half in terms of wins vs. losses?
2:46
UW is 1-6 when trailing at halftime this year. Gotta respond quick here to get some positive MoJo back.
2:47
Hughes and Gullikson have two fouls for UW and Diebler, Turner and Mullens each have two for OSU.
2:47
OSU will start with the ball and Turner can't get his drive to fall. UW comes away with it.
2:48
Leuer turns in the lane and makes a jump-hook after the OSU man got a hand on it. Good strength. UW by one.
2:48
OSU turns it over to Wisconsin and J-Bo surveys the floor.
2:48
Inside pass to Landry with a seal and he lays it in. UW leads 32-29
2:49
Turner comes off a screen and Landry shuts down his path and forces a miss. UW rebounds. Nice team defense.
2:50
Leuer misses from the elbow, Hughes rebounds and misses a short jumper. Bummer. OSU ball after a foul on Joe.
2:50
Buford hits a tough runner after a bump from Leuer. 32-31 Wisconsin.
2:50
Leuer knocks down a 3 from the wing and UW is back up four.
2:51
Buford answers with a two-point jumper. He's a nice player and earned Freshman of the Year honors this year to prove it.
2:51
Leuer draws the second foul on Lauderdale. UW will in-bound.
2:52
Leuer comes open on the inbound and misses short on a three from the wing. Joe grabs the board though and PJ Hill fouls him.
2:53
J-Bo turns it over and OSU comes back with some inside passing that results in a dunk from Lauderdale.
But J-Bo has a better answer with a three from the wing. Let's heat him up!
2:53
Landry forces Turner to miss inside (maybe contact) but Hill gets the ball and Landry fouls him on the way up. We're at the media timeout.
2:53
Wisconsin 38
Ohio State 35

15:26 left
2:55
Good start to the second half for Wisconsin. After a tough turn of events to end the first frame, it was important how the Badgers responded. That was a decent first four minutes... but lots of time left.
2:56
Badgers are 5-of-12 from downtown while OSU is 4-of-9. J-Bo is the only Badger with two from deep.
2:56
Hill hits both FTs and we're back to a one-point game.
2:56
Landry misses a turn-around jumper from the foul line and OSU corrals.
2:57
Good defense from Joe and Marcus forces Turner to give it up and Buford misses a jumper. Hughes rebounds.
2:57
J-Bo with a nice drive, slicing the defense from the wing and he lays it in for two.
2:59
Krabby picks up his second foul on a driving Hill. That will send PJ to the line again.
They said PJ Hill lost weight for the football pro day, but looking at him on the court he doesn't even resemble the power runner we all love. His hair grew pretty fast too.
2:59
Hill (the OSU basketball player) hits both FTs. 40-39 UW leads.
2:59
Landry catches over the top and makes a nice mid-air adjustment to lay it in. UW leads 42-39
3:00
Turner comes off a curl, gets past Joe and scores with a foul on Landry. Three-point play coming up.
3:01
Turner has nine points now after the FT and we're tied up at 42-42 with 13:00 left.
3:01
Hughes is off right on a 3 from the wing. OSU ball.
3:02
Hughes forces Turner to lose the ball and Pop comes away with it. Turner then fouls him for his third. Let's get that fourth on him  now.
3:03
Taylor gets to the basket but can't get a tough finger roll to fall and Gullikson is called for a foul pushing underneath the basket for the rebound. OSU ball after the timeout.
3:03
Wisconsin 42
Ohio State 42

11:45 left
3:04
[Comment From Bob81]
At the next break in the action let us know if the buiding is  full?  Many Badger fans?
3:05
Definitely not full. Pretty good crowd in the lower two levels, but the upper level has plenty of seats available. Wisconsin has a good showing... one of the better crowds of the schools I've seen.
3:05
Both teams shooting 50% this half and rebounds are even at 19-19.
3:06
Jarmusz gets called for a blocking foul down low and Buford will head to the line. This will be FTs six and seven this half already. UW has 6 team fouls and OSU has 3.
3:07
Buford hits one of two and OSU has its first lead of the half at 43-42.
3:07
J-Bo is short on a three but Tim gets the board. UW will reset.
3:07
J-Bo drives and comes up short on a runner over Mullens. OSU ball.
3:08

Simmons misses a three and Mullens picks up his third foul down low fighting for the rebound. That's four team fouls on OSU this half.

3:09
J-Bo with a nice pass to Tim down low. Tim shot fakes and scores. UW creeps ahead.
3:10
Joe steals the ball back for UW, but the Badgers can't score on the runout. Missed opportunity there. OSU ball.
3:10
Turner backs down Tim and scores off the glass. OSU up 45-44 with 8:40 left.
3:11

Pop misses a runner after contact, but Tim gets it back and hits Hughes in the corner for a wide open three and it swishes home! UW by two.

3:11
Turner misses a jumper and Joe grabs the board for Bucky. Crowd makes some noise and there is life in Conseco.
3:13
Krabbenhoft works on Lauderdale and gets him to leave his feet... foul, shot is no good. He'll shoot two after the media timeout.
3:13
Wisconsin 47
Ohio State 45

7:41 left
3:13
When you say Wisconsin, you've said it all gets a few people stiring. The loud and proud anyway.
3:14
[Comment From Brian of KC]
We need a couple J-Bo 3pt specials! Come on guys!
3:15
Joe hits both FTs and the Badgers go up four. Both cheering section make a little noise now... nerves on both sides I'm sure.
3:15
Turnover OSU and Landry comes away with it. Badger ball up four.
3:16
Hughes drives and gets hammered by Mullens on his way up. That's four on him and he'll stay in the game I guess.
Hughes hits the first... and the second and Bucky is up 51-45.
3:16
This ties the biggest lead by either team.
3:17
Landry gets called for a hand-check hold trying to contain Turner. Tough call in a physical game. That's four on Marcus and he'll sit with 6:26 left.
3:18
Turner hits both free throws and he's got 13 points in the game.
3:19
J-Bo buries a three from the wing! That gets the bench off their feet! Bucky by 7.
Diebler misses a reverse lay-up and Krabby rebounds.
3:20
Leuer's shot down low gets tipped and OSU rebounds. Hughes gets called for his third foul that will send Hill to the line. You hate to give them free chances like this.
3:20

Hill hits  only one  as Taylor comes in for Hughes.

Wisconsin leads 54-48

3:21
J-Bo shoots from about 30 feet at the end of the shot clock and it misses. That would have got this place rocking. Instead Turner heads to the line at the other end after a foul on Jon.
3:22
He hits both FTs and UW's lead is down to four at 54-50 with 4:00 left.
3:23
Jarmusz gets grabbed around the neck by Turner and a foul is called. That's four on Turner... the consensus first-team all-Big Ten player will have to play carefully here the final four minutes.
3:23
Media timeout
Wisconsin 54
Ohio State 50

3:59 left
3:23
[Comment From Alex, Detroit]
That is BIG!!
3:23
[Comment From Jay]
What's the time out status for each team?
3:23
Looks like both teams are in good shape with four left on each side.
Team fouls are 9 for UW and 7 for OSU.
3:25
[Comment From Guest]
is this a 1:1 after the foul on evans, if so who's shooting?
3:25
Yup... Jon on the line.
3:25
He misses short on the first and OSU rebounds.
3:26
Turner shakes and scores a deep jumper over Krabby for two. OSU puts on a full-court press and Hughes' pass sails off J-Bo fingertips OB. OSU gets the ball back and the crowd chants something Nut related.
3:26
Great defense from Landry as Turner tried to take him one on one. He misses and UW rebounds.
3:27
Hughes pulls up for  a 3-pointer from the top and it misses. OSU ball.
3:27
Diebler drains a three from the corner and OSU is back in front just like that 55-54. The press is on again
3:27
UW handles the pressure and works the ball around. The crowd is into it now.
3:28
Joe misses a short one, but Hughes rebounds along with an OSU player. UW ball on the jump. Bo wants to talk about it and calls timeout.
3:29
Wisconsin will in-bound under the basket with just four seconds on the shot clock and 1:46 on the game clock.
3:29
Wisconsin 54
Ohio State 55

1:46 left
3:30
Battle of the bands here during this timeout. UW drums vs. OSU horns it sounds like.
3:31
Here we go...
3:31
Landry catches and quickly drives and draws a foul on the shot. He misses, but it's on Mullens and he's gone. That's five fouls. 
3:32
A little bump from Mullens on Landry as he went to the bench... testy?
3:32
Landry swishes the first and it's tied.
3:32
The second one misses. 55-55
3:33
Turner misses and Landry gets tied up going for the rebound. Ball will stay with OSU with 1:22 left.
3:34
Holy cow... my hands are shaking.
3:34
Turner will try to drive and score we know that. Landry on him.
3:34
He comes off a screen, spins and scores. 57-55 OSU lead.
3:35
Landry misses from the corner and Turner comes away with the rebound. Near tie up under the basket but Turner calls timeout.
3:35
OSU ball, up two with 39.0 left.
3:36

UW will apply full court pressure and Hughes fouls Hill. I'm not sure that's what UW wanted there.

3:36
Hill will shoot two FTs and try to put OSU up by two scores. He misses the first.
32.6 left.
3:37
He hits the second FT and OSU is up three with 32.3 seconds left. Bo calls a 30 second timeout. Both teams have two TOs left.
3:38

I would guess Wisconsin will look for a quick two here and try to foul and play that game. But if a guy comes open from deep, he'll have the green light.

3:38
OSU will press.
3:39
J-Bo gets a clean look from 3... it's no good. Hughes is forced to foul on the runout rebound and that's five on Hughes.
3:39
Bohannon got a good look, but had to shoot over the 7-footer Lauderdale.
3:40
Hill hits  one FT and UW is in trouble down four with 17.5 left.
3:40
UW runs the ball up after the miss on the second shot and J-Bo gets fouled. He'll shoot the one-and-one.
3:40
8.7 seconds left
3:41
He hits the first. 59-56.
3:41
The second one swishes also. OSU leads 59-57 with 8.7 left.
Wisconsin calls a 30 second timeout.
3:42
OSU in-bounds to Simmons and J-Bo quickly fouls him. Simmons will go to the line for two shots now.
3:43
76% on the year for him.
3:43
He hits the first to go up three. Thad Matta calls timeout.
3:44
He hits the second. UW down four.
3:45
Taylor misses a three at the buzzer and UW loses 61-57.
3:45
Thanks for following along with us from Indy.
3:46
 

 


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