Columbus, OH – Jordan Taylor netted 19 points, grabbed five 60, in a thriller on Sunday.
Jared Berggren scored 18 points and Ryan Evans had a double-double with 10 points to go with 10 boards for the Badgers (21-8, 10-6 Big Ten), who bounced back from a one-point loss at Iowa on Thursday.
Deshaun Thomas led all scorers with 23 points and William Buford contributed 15 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes (23-6, 11-5), who have lost two of three. Aaron Craft added 13 points in defeat.
The frenetically-paced game featured 21 lead changes, none more important than Berrgen's three-pointer giving the Badgers a 61-59 edge they would not relinquish with 31 seconds remaining.
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State's leading scorer averaging 17.2 points per game, was held to eight points.