Ohio St. 72, Iowa 63

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:30 PM
Location - Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Officials - Pat Driscoll, John Gaffney, Michael Kitts
Attendance - 16040

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iowa 22 41 63
Ohio St. 34 38 72

Recap


No. 15 Ohio State 72, Iowa 63
: Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points as the host Buckeyes surged to a big lead and held on to defeat the Hawkeyes.

Thomas, the Big Ten's leading scorer, also had a team-high seven rebounds and overcame a cut above his right eye which forced him to the bench for about three minutes in the second half as Ohio State (14-4, 4-2 Big Ten) defeated Iowa for the eighth straight time. Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith, Jr. chipped in 12 points apiece for the Buckeyes.

Aaron White led the Hawkeyes (13-6, 2-4) with 13 points. Melsahn Basabe contributed seven points and a game-high 10 boards off the bench.

The Buckeyes closed the first half on a 13-4 run and scored the first four points of the second half to take a 38-22 lead. They continued to pour it on, answering a White three-point play with a burst that pushed the advantage up to 53-29 with 12:48 to go.

The Hawkeyes, who knocked Wisconsin from the ranks of the Big Ten unbeatens Saturday, staged a furious rally and pulled to within 63-58 on a White jumper with 2:34 left. It was still a five-point game inside of a minute when Thomas made a big steal and was fouled, making both free throws to create a safe margin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Iowa shot 25 percent (8-for-32) in the first half, compared to 53.6 percent (15-for-28) for Ohio State. ... Thomas had his streak of consecutive 20-point games snapped at five. ... The Hawkeyes shot a season-low 50 percent (13-for-26) from the line.

Iowa Hawkeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Roy-Devyn Marble 30:00 2-11 1-4 3-6 3 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 8
Aaron White 26:00 5-11 0-1 3-7 6 1 7 0 0 1 2 0 13
Anthony Clemmons 22:00 3-9 1-4 2-2 1 3 4 3 3 0 2 0 9
Mike Gesell 26:00 2-7 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 3 1 6
Adam Woodbury 7:00 1-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 3 1 3 0 2
Melsahn Basabe 27:00 3-7 0-0 1-2 4 6 10 0 2 0 1 0 7
Zach McCabe 15:00 2-4 0-1 4-7 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 8
Eric May 21:00 3-6 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 8
Gabriel Olaseni 15:00 1-4 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2
Pat Ingram 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Josh Oglesby 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-62 6-18 13-26 19 15 34 8 20 4 14 1 63
  35.5% 33.3% 50.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 14

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Craft 32:00 2-5 0-1 8-10 1 2 3 5 4 4 6 0 12
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 32:00 5-11 0-2 2-2 2 4 6 2 4 1 2 1 12
Deshaun Thomas 37:00 6-11 2-5 2-2 2 5 7 1 2 1 1 1 16
Sam Thompson 21:00 3-4 1-1 1-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 8
Amir Williams 17:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 6 2
Evan Ravenel 23:00 5-9 0-0 1-3 2 4 6 1 2 0 1 1 11
LaQuinton Ross 20:00 3-5 1-1 0-0 0 5 5 0 1 0 4 0 7
Shannon Scott 18:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 3 2 1 2 0 4
TOTAL 200 27-52 4-10 14-19 10 21 31 12 19 8 17 9 72
  51.9% 40.0% 73.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 17