Ohio St. 71, Minnesota 45

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Officials - Jim Burr, John Gaffney, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 16378

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Minnesota 23 22 45
Ohio St. 29 42 71

Recap


No. 18 Ohio State 71, Minnesota 45: Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points and a huge second-half run lifted the host Buckeyes past the Golden Gophers.

Ohio State (19-7, 9-5 Big Ten) easily pulled away from Minnesota (18-9, 6-8). Leading 39-31 with 13:07 remaining, the Buckeyes scored 16 consecutive points to open a 53-31 lead.

Andre Hollins scored 11 points to lead the Golden Gophers, who shot 29.2 percent from the field.

After trading blows over the opening 20 minutes, Ohio State blew the game open in the second half. Thomas and Shannon Scott each scored six points during the run, and the Buckeyes pushed the lead to 30 in the final minutes.

Scott posted 11 points, five assists, three steals and three blocks off the bench while LaQuinton Ross added 10 points for Ohio State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota narrowly avoided a season-low point total; The Gophers were held to 44 points against Wisconsin on Jan. 26. … Ohio State came close to matching the biggest win in series history – a 31-point rout in 1992. … The Gophers committed 21 turnovers.

Minnesota Golden Gophers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trevor Mbakwe 29:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 1 3 1 4 0 4
Rodney Williams 8:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0
Austin Hollins 31:00 0-5 0-4 5-7 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 5
Joe Coleman 12:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 0
Andre Hollins 34:00 4-13 1-5 2-2 2 6 8 1 1 0 2 0 11
Elliott Eliason 9:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 1 0
Oto Osenieks 27:00 2-5 0-1 6-6 1 4 5 1 1 1 2 1 10
Andre Ingram 8:00 0-1 0-0 1-2 2 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 1
Maurice Walker 17:00 3-5 0-0 1-3 4 1 5 1 3 1 6 0 7
Julian Welch 14:00 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3
Maverick Ahanmisi 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Wally Ellenson 6:00 2-5 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 14-48 2-15 15-20 11 24 35 7 21 3 21 2 45
  29.2% 13.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 21

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Craft 33:00 2-5 1-1 1-2 0 3 3 4 2 3 2 0 6
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 11:00 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 4
Deshaun Thomas 34:00 6-16 2-8 5-5 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 19
Sam Thompson 19:00 1-6 0-1 4-4 3 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 6
Amir Williams 17:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 0 4 0 0 0 5
Shannon Scott 26:00 3-5 1-2 4-4 0 1 1 5 1 3 2 3 11
Amedeo Della Valle 7:00 2-4 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 6
LaQuinton Ross 22:00 4-9 1-3 1-1 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 1 10
Evan Ravenel 21:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 3 1 1 4
Trey McDonald 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 4 0 3 0 0
Alex Rogers 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jake Lorbach 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-60 7-20 16-18 8 22 30 13 21 10 11 5 71
  40.0% 35.0% 88.9% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11