Posted February 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Thad Matta knows how lucky he is. Most major colleges wish they had a big guy like Jared Sullinger, someone who can score inside, draw fouls, rebound and is also a superlative passer. "Every coach in the country would like to have a solid, low-post player," Matta said on Monday. The 6-foot-9 Sullinger is a nightmare to defend, as Wisconsin's Bo Ryan well knows. Ryan had his Badgers guard Sullinger one-on-one on Saturday and Sullinger made him pay for that decision. He scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to go with three steals in the third-ranked Buckeyes' 58-52 win over the 19th-ranked Badgers. Some fans might look at the fact that Ohio State (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten) hit just one 3-pointer and look at it as a negative. But that was more of a reflection of how effective Sullinger was in the paint. A year ago, the Buckeyes won their second straight conference title and went 34-3. They had just about every weapon a team could want: 3-point specialist Jon Diebler, gr...
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