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Craft sparks No. 24 Ohio State down stretch in 59-58 road win over No. 14 Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin's Sam Dekker, left, knocks the ball away from Ohion State's LaQuinton Ross during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Sam Dekker, left, knocks the ball away from Ohion State's LaQuinton Ross during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig, left, fouls Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig, left, fouls Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

  • Ohio State's Amedeo Della Valle, center, shoots between Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Sam Dekker (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Ohio State's Amedeo Della Valle, center, shoots between Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Sam Dekker (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)  (The Associated Press)

Aaron Craft scored all seven of his points in the final 4 minutes, LaQuinton Ross added 13 for the game, and No. 24 Ohio State got a confidence-boosting win on the road Saturday by beating No. 14 Wisconsin 59-58.

Amadeo Della Valle added 11 points for the Buckeyes (17-5, 4-5 Big Ten) in a bruising back-and-forth affair with the Badgers (17-5, 4-5).

Sam Dekker missed a 3 at the buzzer for Wisconsin, which suffered a third straight home loss.

The Badgers had plenty of chances to win but went just 5 of 10 from the foul line late.

Craft didn't hit his first bucket until 3:53 left, but it was 3 that helped his team finish on an 11-4 run.

Freshman Nigel Hayes led the Badgers with 17 points.