Frank Kaminsky had the best night of his impressive season in his last home game for fifth-ranked Wisconsin, scoring 31 points Sunday as the Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title with a 68-61 victory over Michigan State.
"To go out on Senior Day and win a Big Ten title ... was unbelievable," Kaminsky said.
The 7-footer finished 11-for-17 from the field and displayed the ball-handling skills of a guard. He sidestepped defenders to get to the hoop and hit three three-pointers, thwarting the Spartans' comeback attempt from a 22-point deficit.
Coach Tom Izzo's club had no answer for Kaminsky.
Kaminsky is "no question the best player in the country this year," Izzo said.
He called Kaminsky the best player that he had seen in the league since Glenn Robinson starred for Purdue in the 1990s.
"He's the most versatile kid that our league has seen in a long, long time," Izzo said about Kaminsky.
Bryn Forbes finished with 21 points for the Spartans, who lost their second straight and fell into a fourth-place tie with Iowa. A team known for rugged frontcourt play got outrebounded 35-24.
Ohio State 65, Purdue 61: Shannon Scott hit three free throws in the final 24 seconds and D'Angelo Russell scored 28 points to lead Ohio State, which rebounded from a 12-point deficit, to victory in Columbus, Ohio.
Sam Thompson added 14 points for the Buckeyes (21-8, 10-6), who have won two in a row with two games left in the regular season.
A.J. Hammons had 16 points, Rapheal Davis 15 and Dakota Mathias 10 for Purdue (19-10, 11-5).
With 29 seconds left, late in the shot clock, Jon Octeus drove and his shot was blocked by Purdue's Amir Williams. Scott was fouled on the rebound and hit the first of two for a 61-59 lead with 23 seconds left.