- Associated Press - Monday, February 14, 2011

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) - Moments after Ohio State lost its first game of the season Saturday to Wisconsin, Buckeyes center Jared Sullinger posted on his Twitter account that a fan spit in his face.

The spit has since hit the fan.

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan came out in defense of the Badgers’ rabid fans at Kohl Center on Monday. Ohio State coach Thad Matta tried to defuse the situation by saying, basically, kids will be kids. And people on both sides are saying way too much was made of the incident, if it even did occur.

Ryan said on Monday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference that there are video cameras all over Kohl Center had he had seen no evidence that any saliva was hurled.

The teams meet again on March 6, this time on the Buckeyes’ home court.