Ohio St. 95, Iona 70

Friday, March 22, 2013 7:15 PM
Location - University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Officials - Kevin Brill, Randy Heimerman, Scott Thornley
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Iona 33 37 70
Ohio St. 43 52 95

Recap


Ohio State 95, Iona 70: Sam Thompson had career highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds and the second-seeded Buckeyes used a pair of 15-0 runs to pull away in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Dayton, Ohio.

Deshaun Thomas added 24 points, Lenzelle Smith Jr. finished with 12 and Shannon Scott matched his career high with 10 assists for Ohio State (27-7), which has won nine straight heading into the West Regional quarterfinals Sunday against No. 10 Iowa State.

Tavon Sledge scored a career-high 20 points for No. 15-seed Iona (20-14). Sean Armand contributed 17 points and David Laury had 14 points, eight rebounds and a season-high six turnovers before fouling out with 10:36 remaining.

The Gaels missed nine straight field-goal attempts and committed three turnovers in a 15-0 run that gave the Buckeyes a 20-6 lead with 12:38 left in the first half. Iona managed to get back within four, but Ohio State scored the last six points of the half to take a 43-33 lead in the break.

The Buckeyes scored the first nine points of the second half - capped by a Thompson dunk - for another 15-0 run and Iona continued to fade.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Buckeyes entered the game 17th in the nation in scoring defense (57.9), Iona second in the nation in scoring offense (80.7). … Iona senior G Lamont Jones, who came in averaging 23 points, second-most in the tournament, finished with nine points on 3-for-14 shooting while also committing four of the Gaels’ 19 turnovers. … Ohio State G Aaron Craft spent much of the game guarding Jones and picked up his first foul in 100 minutes late in first half.

Iona Gaels

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lamont Jones 32:00 3-14 1-8 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 9
Sean Armand 35:00 5-17 4-12 3-4 1 5 6 4 3 3 2 0 17
Tavon Sledge 38:00 6-13 1-3 7-8 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 20
Taaj Ridley 26:00 2-6 0-2 4-4 3 5 8 0 4 0 4 0 8
David Laury 26:00 6-10 0-0 2-2 2 6 8 5 5 1 6 0 14
Tre Bowman 24:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 2
Nyandigisi Moikobu 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0
DaShawn Gomez 4:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
DeSean Anderson 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
Spencer Boateng 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Dennis 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-65 6-28 18-21 9 23 32 13 18 4 19 2 70
  35.4% 21.4% 85.7% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 19

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Craft 27:00 2-8 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 7 1 6 2 0 4
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 25:00 5-10 2-4 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 12
Deshaun Thomas 30:00 8-12 3-3 5-6 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 24
Sam Thompson 27:00 6-10 0-1 8-8 3 7 10 2 2 1 2 1 20
Amir Williams 14:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 2
Shannon Scott 25:00 3-6 1-1 0-0 1 6 7 10 3 0 2 1 7
Evan Ravenel 13:00 5-7 0-0 1-1 0 4 4 0 3 1 1 3 11
LaQuinton Ross 20:00 2-9 1-4 2-4 3 5 8 1 2 0 2 0 7
Trey McDonald 8:00 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 5
Amedeo Della Valle 6:00 0-2 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
Alex Rogers 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Jake Lorbach 2:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 34-71 7-15 20-25 11 30 41 25 17 8 10 7 95
  47.9% 46.7% 80.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10