Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/1/14
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Among the few certainties of Big Ten Basketball, this especially rugged 2012-13 version, are that Wisconsin is always going to play top-level defense and that Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas is always going to get his shots. It took the latter to get the former to crack on Tuesday night, even a little bit. Thomas eventually not only got his shots but started making them. He got especially hot when he scored 10 of the 15 during a 15-0 Buckeyes run in the second half that essentially decided the game, and during that time he shared the ball, hit the glass and made solid decisions, too. At one point, Thomas had 4 of the Buckeyes' 6 assists. Not only is Thomas the Big Ten's leading scorer, but he's starting to grow up. And that's why Ohio State -- warts and all -- figures to be in this crazy race 'til the end. Beating the methodical, defensive-minded Badgers is never easy and rarely fun, regardless of result. It took Thomas posting up, stepping back and finding a groo...
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