January 28, 2017

Buckeyes Suffer 85-72 Setback at Iowa

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Jan. 28, 2017

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Brady Ellingson came off the bench to score 17 points and Iowa topped Ohio State 85-72 on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Reserve freshman Ryan Kriener had 14 for the Hawkeyes (12-10, 4-5 Big Ten), who won despite missing senior star Peter Jok – who sat out to rest a nagging back injury.

Jok, the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 21 points a game, had started 56 games in a row for the Hawkeyes. But Iowa played inspired in his absence, jumping ahead by 11 at halftime and getting its first 61 points from underclassmen.

Jae’Sean Tate scored 17 to lead the Buckeyes (13-9, 3-6). Kam Williams added 14 and four assists while JaQuan Lyle totaled 12 points and six helpers.

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Ohio State: The Buckeyes host Maryland on Tuesday.

Iowa: The Hawkeyes play Tuesday at Rutgers.

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