It was always going to be tough to win on the road against an improving Indiana team, but Ohio State is going to have to find a way to win some games it is expected to as we get close to February if it still has designs of making the NCAA Tournament.
And for a while, the Buckeyes were competitive against the Hoosiers. That all fell by the wayside when Indiana went on a 15-0 run to close out the first half and headed into the locker room up 46-30. OSU never really recovered and never really made a run to make it interesting, falling by a total score of 86-70 on Saturday night.
It wasn't for trying from freshman sensation Brice Sensabaugh however. He had another big night by scoring 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. However, he didn't have much help. Zed Key was the only other Buckeye that reached double figures by scoring 12 points.
The game was more-or-less lost at the 3-point line. Indiana splashed 9-of-19 from deep while Ohio State made just 4-of-18. The Buckeyes also got beat on the boards again in an alarming trend. Something that has to get better somehow.
With the loss, OSU drops to 11-10 overall, and 3-7 in Big Ten play. It's hard to see a way to climb out of the hole at this point.
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