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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 17 points and Wisconsin rallied late to upset No. 5 Ohio State 61-57. Reuvers' jumper gave the Badgers a 52-51 lead with 1:54 left, and late free throws from Reuvers and D'Mitrik Trice sealed the win. Ohio State was a 7 1/2-point favorite but lost its second straight game. The Buckeyes got a terrific performance from Kaleb Wesson, who had 22 points and 13 rebounds. But Wesson missed a 3-pointer at the 2-minute mark that likely would have kept the Buckeyes in the game.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State sack specialist Chase Young says he's leaving school to enter the NFL draft in the spring. The expected announcement from the junior Heisman Trophy finalist was made in a Twitter post in which he said he looks forward to "joining a new family in the NFL this spring and being part of something special.” Young led the nation in sacks with 16.5, also the best in school history. He reached that number despite being benched for two games because he violated NCAA rules by accepting a personal loan.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Caleb McConnell made all eight of his shots from the field and scored a season-high 20 points starting in place of the injured Geo Baker, and Rutgers beat Nebraska 79-62 on Friday night for its fifth straight win. Baker, the Scarlet Knights' team leader and No. 2 scorer, is out indefinitely with a left thumb injury. McConnell made his first seven shots, including two 3-pointers, and finished with season highs for points, assists and minutes. Haanif Cheatham had 16 points to lead Nebraska, which shot 32 percent.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor is headed to the NFL. The record-setting junior announced on Twitter and Instagram that he will forgo his senior season with the Badgers and enter the NFL draft. The two-time Doak Walker Award winner and two-time unanimous first-team All-American finished his college career with 6,174 yards rushing, the most by any player in FBS history through their junior season. Taylor also had 55 total touchdowns in his three seasons.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Running back Maurice Washington is off the Nebraska football team. The athletic department released a two-sentence statement Friday announcing his dismissal. Washington faces child pornography charges in California and was disciplined for unrelated rules violations last season. The charges are related to an incident when he was in high school. Washington is accused of obtaining a video of his former girlfriend performing a sex act, storing it on his cellphone and sending it to the girl in March 2018. Washington is not depicted in the video. He has pleaded not guilty.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard said forward Isaiah Livers is day to day, and it remains unclear if he'll be able to play in this weekend's showdown with rival Michigan State. The 12th-ranked Wolverines travel to play the 14th-ranked Spartans on Sunday. Livers missed Michigan's most recent game with a left groin injury. Howard said Friday he's not sure if Livers will play this weekend. Livers has been at practice, but Howard didn't elaborate much on what the sharp-shooting junior has been able to do. Livers is averaging 13.6 points per game and shooting 50% from 3-point range. He also leads the team with 58 3-point attempts.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Rutgers point guard Geo Baker has a left thumb injury and will be out indefinitely. Coach Steve Pikiell made the announcement before the Scarlet Knights' game at Nebraska on Friday night. Pikiell said Baker's absence presents a challenge but he's confident his team will be able to play through it without a big drop-off. Baker has started all 13 games. He leads the Scarlet Knights in minutes, assists and steals and is second in scoring with 11.5 points per game.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan center Cesar Ruiz says he's forgoing his senior season and entering the NFL draft. Ruiz announced his intentions in a statement on social media Friday. Ruiz was named to the watch list for the 2019 Rimington Trophy and Outland Trophy. Ruiz said since the day he touched a football, he knew he wanted to play in the NFL, and he's ready to make his dream a reality. No. 17 Michigan finished its season with a loss to No. 9 Alabama in the Citrus Bowl on Wednesday.
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