Scores

Final

Ohio State 69

(17-7, 7-6 Big Ten)

Northwestern 72

(14-10, 5-8 Big Ten)

9:00 PM ET, February 18, 2009

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Evanston, Illinois

1 2 T
OSU 37 3269
NW 28 4472

Top Performers

Ohio State: J. Diebler 28 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Northwestern: K. Coble 26 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Northwestern 72, Ohio St. 69

Associated Press

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kevin Coble scored 26 points and Craig Moore added 23 to lead Northwestern to a 72-69 win over Ohio State on Wednesday night.

John Shurna hit a fallaway 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left to give the Wildcats the win. The freshman scored 9 points.

Moore hit seven 3-pointers and Coble went 10-of-14 for the Wildcats (14-10, 5-8 Big Ten), who took control of the game with an 18-3 run early in the second half. Northwestern had lost 11 in a row to Ohio State going back to 1998.

The Buckeyes (17-7, 7-6) lost their second straight, falling into a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference.

Jon Diebler scored 28 points and hit eight 3-pointers to lead Ohio State, which squandered a 37-28 halftime lead. Evan Turner had 14 points for the Buckeyes and B.J. Mullens added 11. Mullens

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Team Stat Comparison

 
OSU
NW
Points 69 72
FG Made-Attempted 23-44 (.523) 27-58 (.466)
3P Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 13-25 (.520)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 5-6 (.833)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 12 6

2008-09 Season

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