January 6, 2022

Buckeyes Fall at Indiana 67-51

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Like so many teams have experienced, Ohio State had a tough shooting night in Assembly Hall, as the Buckeyes fell to Indiana on Thursday 67-51.

The loss snaps the Buckeyes’ five-game winning streak and they are now 9-3 on the season and 3-1 in Big Ten play.

Freshman Malaki Branham led the team for the second-consecutive game, scoring 13 points, grabbing five rebounds and dishing-out a season-high three assists. E.J. Liddell finished with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Jamari Wheeler dished-out a game-high six assists and former Hoosier Joey Brunk scored a season-high six points in his first game back in Assembly Hall.

For the game, Ohio State shot a season-low 30.8 percent and Indiana held a 38-10 advantage on points in the paint. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the Hoosiers with 27 points and 12 rebounds.

The Buckeyes shot just 34 percent in the first half and trailed 33-30 at the break. Indiana used a 7-0 run at the start of the second half to take its largest lead of the night to that point at 42-36. The Buckeyes cut the lead to one with 10 minutes to play on a couple of Branham free throws but that was as close as it would be the rest of the way.

Indiana went on a 19-3 run over the next eight minutes to put the game away.

Notes

  • Joey Bruck scored a season-high six points in his first game back at Assembly Hall. He spent two years at Indiana, playing in all 32 games for the Hoosiers in 2019-20.
  • E.J. Liddell has scored in double-figures in all 12 games this season
  • With six assists tonight, Jamari Wheeler has dished-out five or more assists in seven games this season

Up Next

The Buckeyes return home to host Northwestern this Sunday at 5:30 on BTN. This will be the first home game for the Buckeyes since beating Wisconsin on Dec. 11.

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