February 13, 2021

Buckeyes Use 19-0 Run to Down Hoosiers



COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 4 Ohio State (17-4, 11-4) used a 19-0 run in the first half on its way to a 78-59 win over Indiana (11-9, 6-7) Saturday at Value City Arena.

Sophomore E.J. Liddell led the Buckeyes with 19 points while junior Justice Sueing recorded his fifth-career double-double and fourth this year with 16 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

Freshman Zed Key came off the bench to help battle inside and came away with eight rebounds, second most of his career, to go with six points. Five of his rebounds were on the offensive end, helping the Buckeyes to a 20-9 advantage in second-chance points.

Ohio State took advantage of 15 Indiana turnovers, scoring 21 points off Hoosier miscues.

After a couple early IU 3-pointers gave Indiana a 6-2 lead, the Buckeyes went on a 19-0 run to build a 21-6 advantage with 10:50 to play in the opening frame. The teams battled from there to a 38-28 score in favor of the Buckeyes at the half.

The Buckeyes built their biggest lead (+23) with 7:20 to go in the game on a Key offensive rebound and putback to give Ohio State a 67-44 advantage.

Ohio State returns to action at 8 p.m. Thursday vs. Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania.

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