4. February 12, 2011: No. 13 Wisconsin 71, No. 1 Ohio State 67
The Badgers have had their fair share of wins over top ranked teams, both in the regular season and postseason, yet there was something about this 2011 game that just made it that much more special.
For starters, the Ohio State Buckeyes entered the matchup 24-0 with a roster that consisted of Jared Sullinger and William Buford, with the stingy Aaron Craft off the bench.
The Buckeyes went up 47-32 with 13 minutes remaining in the game as it looked they were about to coast to another victory to make it 25 straight. That is when Jordan Taylor decided to take things into his own hands.
Taylor, who scored 27 on the day, scored ten of Badgers’ next 15 points, including eight straight, to tie the game, using a 15-0 run in a span of under four minutes to make it interesting again. From there, it went back and forth until a Taylor three pointer (again) put the Badgers up five and for good. Taylor scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half and connected on 5-8 from behind the arc to lead the Badgers to the huge upset.
It was the Badgers’ first win versus a No. 1 team since 1962, which was also against Ohio State. This most recent win was also the same season that the Badgers’ football team knocked off then-number one Ohio State as well, which also ended in a rush to the field by the students.
Ohio State got their revenge later in the season as the No. 1 team, crushing the Badgers by 28 in Columbus.