Jon Diebler lived up to his "3-bler" nickname Sunday by scoring 27 points on 7-for-8 shooting from 3-point range in No. 1 Ohio State's 93-65 win over No. 10 Wisconsin in Columbus, Ohio.
The Buckeyes (29-2 overall, 16-2 Big Ten) set NCAA Division I records by making 14 out of 15 3-pointers (93.3 percent) and hitting 14 in a row — after missing the first.
“On our best day this year, we hit 11 of 17 and thought we’d hit the jackpot,” Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan said. “Fourteen of 15? I don’t think people do that very often. Either that, or I’m living in the wrong part of the country.”
Ohio State unleashed its best game of the season to avenge a 71-67 setback at Wisconsin on Feb. 12.
Josh Gasser scored 17 points to lead the Badgers (23-7, 13-5).
Brandon Knight scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half to lead No. 20 Kentucky (22-8) to a 64-58 victory at Tennessee (18-13) to close the Southeastern Conference regular season. Aaron Carter scored 15 points to lead Indiana State (20-13) to a 60-56 upset victory over top-seeded Missouri State (25-8) for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title in St. Louis.
Jasmine Thomas scored 21 points and No. 8 Duke (29-3) won the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament with an 81-66 triumph over No. 19 North Carolina (25-8) in Greensboro, N.C. Spokane’s Angie Bjorklund scored 23 points, including seven 3-pointers, and No. 4 Tennessee (31-2) took the SEC tournament title with a 90-65 victory over No. 16 Kentucky (24-8) in Nashville, Tenn.
At USC 65, Washington 61 (OT): Jacki Gemelos hit two key 3-pointers late and Briana Gilbreath recorded a double-double as the Pacific-10 Conference regular season ended with the Trojans (18-11, 10-8 Pac-10) beating the Huskies (11-16, 6-12).
Kristi Kingma scored 16 points and Sarah Morton had 14 for Washington.
Gilbreath had 12 points and 10 rebounds for USC, which is seeded fifth and will play Washington State in the first round of the Pac-10 tournament Wednesday.
Washington, the No. 7 seed, will face California to open the tournament.
Bradley fired coach Jim Les after his nine-year run that featured an upset of Kansas in the first round of the 2006 NCAA tournament. Tennessee retired the No. 20 jersey of career scoring leader Allan Houston (2,801 points).