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Taylor shines as Badgers top No. 1 Ohio State


MADISON, Wis. (AP, WKOW) --  Badger fans may never forget October 16, 2010, the day No. 1 Ohio State came to Camp Randall, only to go home with its first loss of the season.

Now you can add February 12, 2011 to the list of memorable games because the Badgers have done it again, only this time on the basketball court.

Jordan Taylor scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to rally No. 13 Wisconsin from a 15-point deficit to beat previously unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State, 71-67.

Wisconsin (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) beat a No. 1 opponent for the first time since 1962, when it was also Ohio State. The Badgers joined Florida as the only programs to knock off the same No. 1 school in both football and men's basketball in the same academic year.

Fans at the Kohl Center stormed the court, just like when they rushed the field at Camp Randall Stadium following the Badgers' 31-18 win there over then-No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16.

William Buford scored 21 points for Ohio State (24-1, 11-1). Freshman Jared Sullinger made an easy lay up to push the Buckeyes' lead to 47-32 with 13:21 left, setting the stage for the comeback.

This is just the second time the Badger basketball team has knocked off a No. 1 team. The last time was in 1962 against - guess who - Ohio State.

The '62 Badgers were led by Coach John Erickson, who was at the Kohl Center watching Saturday's game nearly 50 years later.

Coach Erickson greeted the current Badger players before the game and also presented current coach Bo Ryan with the game ball from the '62 game.

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