January 31, 2018 / 2:36 AM / 6 months ago

No. 17 Ohio State coasts to win over Indiana

Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures at No. 17 Ohio State downed Indiana 71-56 in Big Ten action on Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio.

Kaleb Wesson hit all seven shots for 14 points for the Buckeyes (19-5, 10-1). Keita Bates-Diop turned in a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds for Ohio State. Bates-Diop also delivered four blocked shots and five assists. C.J. Jackson added 10 points for the Buckeyes.

Sophomore guard Devonte Green was the leading scorer for the Hoosiers (12-11, 5-6) with a career-high 20 points, hitting 4 of 5 3-point shots. Green was averaging 6.8 points per game entering the contest. Juwan Morgan contributed 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting. Robert Johnson, who averages 14 points per game, scored just two points, hitting 1 of 6 from the field.

The Buckeyes shot 55.8 percent while holding the Hoosiers to 36.4 percent.

Leading by 15 at halftime, Ohio State took a 52-32 lead on Micah Potter’s 3-pointer with 14:38 to go. Ohio State maintained a comfortable cushion for the remainder of the game. The closest IU got was at 63-51 on Green’s 3-pointer with 3:08 left.

Ohio State sank 63 percent of its shots to take a 38-23 lead at halftime. The Hoosiers shot 34.6 percent in the first half. The Buckeyes held a 19-10 rebounding edge at halftime. For the game, the Buckeyes held a 39-26 rebounding advantage.

The Buckeyes used a 10-0 run to take a 14-5 lead with 15:51 left in the half. Ohio State made 7 of its first 10 shots.

Ohio State used another 10-0 run to push their edge to 27-10.

The Hoosiers played their second consecutive game without forward Collin Hartman, who has a lower-leg injury.

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