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tBBC MBB: Williams’ 21 Leads Ohio State Over Northwestern

Discussion in 'News' started by Ken, Jan 6, 2016.

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    MBB: Williams’ 21 Leads Ohio State Over Northwestern
    via our good friends at Buckeye Battle Cry
    Visit their fantastic blog and read the full article (and so much more) here

    (Photo courtesy USAToday)

    The Buckeyes traveled to Evanston. IL with intent to take down the Northwestern Wildcats. In a painful game to take in, the Buckeyes (11-5, 3-0) beat Northwestern (13-3, 1-2,) by the score of 65-56.

    Ohio State placed three players in double figures: were led by Kam Williams (21 points, 2 rebounds) off the bench, Trevor Thompson (12, 10) and Marc Loving (10, 7). JaQuan Lyle had only 7 points, but he did provide 7 assists. Jae’Sean Tate had 9 points and 4 rebounds; however, he was an abysmal 1-6 from the free throw line. He, and the team had good fortune with Kam’s performance that pulled their bacon out of the fire. Mickey Mitchell contribute 2 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists.

    The Buckeyes shot 44% (25-56) from the field, 28% (5-18) from 3-pt range and an eye-watering 45% (10-22) from the foul line. They had 44 rebounds, 11 of them offensive rebounds.

    The Wildcats were 21-67 (31%) from the field, 6-25 (24%) from 3-pt range and only 53% (8-15) from the line.

    1st Half

    There was a slow start to the game, with clock (game/shot) issues. Less than 30 seconds into the game, Kieta Bates-Diop missed a 3-pointer, but a Marc Loving rebound & put-back put OSU on the board early. The teams ebbed and flowed in a choppy game and at the midpoint the teams stood at 12-12. A two minute stretch had OSU on a 9-0 run to move OSU’s lead to 26-17. However, the Wildcats countered with a 10-0 run beginning at the 3:41 mark to take a 27-26 score into the halftime break.

    The Buckeyes were 11-27 (41%) from the field, 2-10 (20%) from 3-pt range, and an abysmal 2-6 (33%) from the foul line. They grabbed 22 rebounds, 6 offensive, but had 8 turnovers.

    Northwestern was 10-33 (30%) from the field, 2-13 (15%) from 3-pt range and 5-9 (56%) from the free throw line. The Wildcats had 22 rebounds and 4 turnovers.

    Aside from the mediocre shooting by Ohio State, their inefficiency (poor FT shooting and turnovers) significantly dampened the scoring. Tate had a terrible half; 4 points and 1 rebound. He missed all 4 of his FT attempts. two of them were front ends of 1-and-1’s. Thompson had a good showing (4 points, 8 rebounds) as did Loving (6, 3). Kam Williams came off the bench to score 8 points.

    2nd Half

    Northwestern scored the first 3 points in the half, but OSU quickly countered with 6 straight, before the Wildcats scored 4 to give them a 34-32 lead at the under-16 mark. At the mid-point of the half, OSU was hanging on to a 42-41 lead.

    The teams traded layups, 3 pointers and missed FTs and at the under-4 timeout, Ohio State held a 57-53 lead. From the 5:28 mark to the 2:00, Ohio State outscored Northwestern 12-3 to give them breathing room.

    The Buckeyes next game is Sunday January 10th against Indiana @ 1:30 PM ET in Bloomington, IN. Television coverage will be via CBS, check local listings.

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