3-Point Shooting Woes and a Big Night From Wisconsin's Supporting Cast Lead to Ohio State's 78-68 Loss

1/14/2022 7:02:00 AM

The Buckeyes shot 15.8 percent from the 3-point line against Wisconsin, which was their worst mark since the 2018-19 season.

Ohio State had its worst 3-point shooting performance in three years as the Wisconsin supporting cast came up huge in the Buckeyes' 78-68 loss.

The Buckeyes shot 15.8 percent from the 3-point line against Wisconsin, which was their worst mark since the 2018-19 season.

So surely Ohio State must have run away with things in Madison, right? Not so fast.There were a number of contributing factors in the Buckeyes’ 78-68 loss to Greg Gard and company, but two of the most prevalent were the massive contributions made by Davis’ supporting cast and Ohio State having its worst 3-point shooting performance in three seasons.

RELATEDOhio State Drops Second Game in a Week With 78-68 Loss to Wisconsin on the RoadOhio State shot 3-for-19 from deep on the night, and took 12 triples before hitting its first – a make from E.J. Liddell that finally ended the drought nearly seven minutes into the second half. The final percentage on the night for the Buckeyes, 15.8, was their worst since shooting 15.4 percent in a 68-50 loss to Northwestern on March 6, 2019.

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Ahrens has been pretty bad as of late. Wonder what’s going on… and Meechie was out Honest question: Ohio State shot uncharacteristicly crappy at Indiana and at Wisconsin. Indiana is an adidas school, Wisconsin is an Under Armour school, while Ohio State is a Nike school. Is there a chance this is related to the ball they use in the game?

Some of you guys clearly didn’t even watch the game. Liddell was 2-3 from 3-point range. The only other “big man” who shot 3s, was Kyle Young, who had some wide open looks, but didn’t knock them down. And he’s shooting over 40% from 3 this year. So what are you complaining about? Lol. Let’s just take our dominating big guys and have them shoot 3’s all day? 🤪🤪🤪

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Ohio State Drops Second Game in a Week With 78-68 Loss to Wisconsin on the RoadOhio State suffered its second loss of the past week Thursday, as Wisconsin evened the season series against the Buckeyes in a 78-68 Badger win. Ohio State actually outshot Wisconsin from the field, but the Badgers were much, much better from three-point range and the free-throw line. It’s time to take a good long look at Holtmann..he wins the games he’s supposed to at home but any slight challenge on the road or big game they never show up Turned on Battlebots mid way through the second. They had no chance. Ohio State basketball has turned to crap.

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, the Badgers’ star guard was anything but spectacular, scoring 14 points on 4-for-18 (22 percent) shooting to finish with season-worst marks in both categories.8.Tim Walton as well as Knowles, who is replacing Kerry Coombs as the Buckeyes’ defensive coordinator.Comments As far as matchups with ranked Big Ten opponents go, Ohio State's last game against Wisconsin was rather smooth-sailing for the scarlet and gray.

So surely Ohio State must have run away with things in Madison, right? Not so fast. There were a number of contributing factors in the Buckeyes’ 78-68 loss to Greg Gard and company, but two of the most prevalent were the massive contributions made by Davis’ supporting cast and Ohio State having its worst 3-point shooting performance in three seasons.7 RPG Johnny Davis The 6-foot-5 guard that Holtmann said has “emerged as a lottery pick” will be priority No. RELATED Ohio State Drops Second Game in a Week With 78-68 Loss to Wisconsin on the Road Ohio State shot 3-for-19 from deep on the night, and took 12 triples before hitting its first – a make from E. He began his coaching career with Oklahoma State in March and served as the Cowboys’ assistant defensive backs coach last season.J. Davis had 24 of Wisconsin’s 55 points against the Buckeyes last time out, and he’s averaging 22. Liddell that finally ended the drought nearly seven minutes into the second half. Both Holtmann and Buckeye forward Kyle Young broke down the matchup on a Zoom call with members of the media, and you can check everything the pair said about Davis and the Badgers in the video above.

The final percentage on the night for the Buckeyes, 15.4 rebounds on the season.8, was their worst since shooting 15.4 percent in a 68-50 loss to Northwestern on March 6, 2019. 3 Purdue at home on Jan. “We’re such a good shooting team, and we had some good looks that we missed, but I also thought they really hug shooters, and they’re not gonna give your best shooters clean looks,” Holtmann said after the game. “We just couldn’t take advantage of that enough. A performance like that would likely be a difficult one to overcome for Ohio State, although Davis will need more help than he got from his teammates in the first matchup with the Buckeyes.

” The Buckeyes entered Thursday’s game with the third-most average 3-point makes per game in the Big Ten (9.3), but finished with less than a third of that number on the road against the 13th-ranked team in the country.5 points per game for the season, the veteran Badger guard continues his career-best campaign, having scored at least 11 points in five of the past six games. Liddell, who led the Buckeyes with 18 points in the loss, was the only Ohio State player to shoot a decent percentage from the 3-point line on the night. While Liddell shot 2-for-3, everyone else went a combined 1-for-16 from downtown. 11 before cooling off the rest of the way, but a bigger night from Wisconsin’s second scoring option could make the Badgers a much tougher out. Jamari Wheeler finished 0-for-5, Kyle Young went 0-for-3 and Justin Ahrens closed his night out 1-for-4 and every other Buckeye not named Liddell missed every attempt they took.

The performance was particularly worrisome for Ahrens, who shot 0-for-5 from three in Ohio State’s last game against Northwestern on Sunday, and is now shooting 16. “They’ve had a tremendous season so far, for sure.7 percent from the 3-point line in his last four games. The Badgers entered the game as one of the least 3-point reliant teams in the conference, but they equaled their highest total of 3-point makes all season, shooting 10-for-23.” Tyler Wahl One Badger in particular who has stepped up amid Wisconsin’s five-game win streak is third-year big man Tyler Wahl, who is averaging 14. In the Dec. 11 meeting, Wisconsin shot just 6-for-26 from the 3-point line, with that 23. In the 10 games before that, Wahl was averaging just eight points per game on 41.

1% conversion rate still standing among the three worst performances the team has had all season. But Davis was not the one lighting it up for the Badgers for a change. Wisconsin’s starting bigs combined for just three points and three boards against Ohio State in the last matchup, and it’s safe to say it’ll take more than that to get revenge on the Buckeyes. The sophomore standout shot just 1-for-5 from behind the line while his teammates picked up the slack to help earn Wisconsin a sixth straight win since losing to the Buckeyes last month. Senior guard Brad Davison led the way for Wisconsin with 25 points, including 4-for-6 shooting from three, and third-year forward Tyler Wahl had his second-highest scoring night of the season with a 20-point effort against the Buckeyes.5, O/U 139 Wisconsin’s win streak is difficult to gauge. That pair, which combined for 16 points on 5-for-19 shooting in the first crack at the Buckeyes, finished with 45 points on 15-for-22 shooting from the floor Thursday.

“(Wahl)’s a good player,” Holtmann said. The Badgers’ one-point win over 8-7 Maryland this past Sunday isn’t all that impressive on paper either. “He’s big, long, impacts both ends, he’s not just a one-way player. He’s a really good defender, but his offense has really rounded into shape. Throw in the home floor advantage, and I’m taking the Badgers by a slim margin in this one. Obviously he made a three for the first time this year. He’s a good player, we knew he was a good player, he just didn’t play well at our place.

We knew he’d be a different player at home.” Wahl was 0-for-17 from 3-point range all season before hitting 2-for-4 against Ohio State, and 7-foot center Steven Crowl knocked down an early triple as well to put the Badgers ahead early on in Madison. Wisconsin hit 7-of-13 threes in the first half alone to help it take a 13-point lead over Ohio State by halftime. The 3-point shot proved significantly less fruitful for the Badgers in the second half, as the team shot just 3-for-10, but Wahl and Davison were no less impactful down the stretch. The duo each converted an and-one just 46 seconds apart in one key sequence, and Wahl and Davison combined to score 13 of the final 15 points on the night for Wisconsin.

If Ohio State’s first priority was to neutralize Davis’ impact on the game, then the mission was accomplished on Thursday. But the Buckeyes had too many other letdowns on both sides of the ball to pull off a win against one of the Big Ten’s hottest teams. “I would take an 18-point win and Johnny Davis having 24 as opposed to this outcome,” Holtmann said. “We were obviously keyed on him and he commands a lot of attention, but we were as concerned about the attention he gets allowing other guys to kind of do what they do, and that’s what happened tonight.” .