Scores

Final

Indiana 53

(5-11, 0-4 Big Ten)

Ohio State 77

(12-3, 2-2 Big Ten)

7:00 PM ET, January 13, 2009

Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 T
IND 28 2553
OSU 44 3377

Top Performers

Indiana: T. Pritchard 16 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio State: W. Buford 19 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Ohio St. 77, Indiana 53

Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- William Buford scored 19 points and Ohio State caught fire behind the arc to beat Indiana 77-53 on Tuesday night.

Jon Diebler added 17 points, B.J. Mullens 14, Evan Turner 13 and Jeremie Simmons 12 for Ohio State (12-3, 2-2 Big Ten), which has split six games since starting 9-0. Simmons added eight assists, while Turner and Diebler each had five.

The Buckeyes took control by hitting 11 of 16 3-pointers in the first half. They made four consecutive shots behind the arc to start an 18-0 run that pushed the lead into double figures.

Tom Pritchard had 16 points and 11 rebounds, with Verdell Jones III adding 12 for the Hoosiers (5-11, 0-4), who lost their seventh in a row.

Indiana came into the game last in the Big Ten in defense against 3-pointers. Ohio State finished 13 of 24.

Ohio State has hit more 3-pointers in a half only once before -- 12 at Michigan three years ago.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IND
OSU
Points 53 77
FG Made-Attempted 20-57 (.351) 28-53 (.528)
3P Made-Attempted 3-16 (.188) 13-24 (.542)
FT Made-Attempted 10-13 (.769) 8-11 (.727)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 25

2008-09 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
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