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tBBC MBB: Ohio State Outlasts Huskers in OT, 65-62

Discussion in 'News' started by Ken, Feb 20, 2016.

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    MBB: Ohio State Outlasts Huskers in OT, 65-62
    Ken
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    For Saturday’s, Nebraska (14-13, 6-8) entered the game as a 2-point favorite against Ohio State (17-10, 9-5). They left the game, finally, on the short end as Ohio State prevailed 65-62 in overtime.

    The Buckeyes overcame a sluggish 1st half and trailed 22-21 at the half. A the midpoint of the 2nd half, the Buckeyes held an 11 point lead (41-30)saw Nebraska surged back to take a 56-54 lead with :52 remaining in the game, but needed 2 free throws by JaQuan Lyle at the :07 mark to tie the game at 56 to send the game into overtime.

    The teams started fairly slow with Nebraska finally getting on the scoreboard first (2-0) on an Andrew White field goal at the 16:50 mark. In the first +3 minutes, Oho State was 0-3 from the field and a turnover. Meanwhile, Nebraska was 0-4. No scoring records were under threat. At the midpoint of the 1st half, the Huskers held an 8-4 lead. It was that kind of “let’s just get through this” game.

    Ohio State rebounded well, but other than than, this was not a well played game. They had nearly as many turnovers (16) as FGs (17) in regulation and had trouble keeping their Centers in the game. In fact, they didn’t. Trevor Thompson ( 0 points, 10 rebounds) and Daniel Giddens (0 points, 2 rebounds) fouled out, so not a lot of scoring was missed.

    In overtime, both teams showed some fatigue with turnovers and missed jump shots. Ohio State stated the scoring (Loving FG) then the teams alternated scoring with neither team gaining more than a 2-point lead. A Kieta Bates-Diop free throw with :14 left provided the winning margin of 65-62.

    The Buckeyes placed four players in double figures. They were JaQaun Lyle (19 points), Kieta Bate-Diop (16) and Marc Loving and Jae’Sean Tate (15 each). Jae’sean also achieved a double-double by pulling in 12 rebounds.

    For the game, Ohio State shot 39% (21-54) from the field, 21% (3-14)from 3-pt range and 77% (20-26) from the foul line. They had 46 rebounds (15 offensive), only 6 assists and 17 turnovers.

    Meanwhile the Huskers shot 27% (19-70) from the field, 26% (9-35) from 3-pt range and 65% (15-23) from the line. They grabbed 38 rebounds, 18 of them offensive, had 10 assists and committed 9 turnovers.

    Nebraska had three players in double figures: Jack McVeigh (16), Andrew White (14) and Glynn Watson Jr (10).

    The Buckeyes next game is Tuesday February 23rd at @ 9:00 PM ET when they travel to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans. You can watch the game on ESPN and/or listen to it on 97.1. Go Buckeyes!

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