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IU Basketball: Ohio State 68 Indiana 59 — Three Keys | Highlights | Final Stats

This breaking story will be updated.  Indiana lost to Ohio State by a final score of 68-59 on Saturday afternoon at The Value City Arena in Columbus.

The final stats, highlights and three keys to the game are below.  Indiana (15-7, 5-6) will have the week off before hosting Purdue at 2 p.m. next Saturday.

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THREE KEYS TO THE GAME

1. A quiet day for Indiana’s big men.  After the guards struggled to produce at Penn State, this time it was Indiana’s big men that didn’t show up.  Justin Smith, Joey Brunk and Trayce Jackson-Davis combined to go 4-of-13 from the field and had just 11 rebounds as a group.

2. Buckeyes dominate the glass.  Ohio State won the rebounding margin in the first meeting 36-35.  It wasn’t nearly as close this time around as OSU held a 31-24 advantage, and led 26-14 at one point in the second half.  One of the better offensive rebounding teams in the country, IU only generated four offensive rebounds and no second chance points.

3. OSU scores through their offense.  Indiana’s on the ball defense wasn’t good and the result was Ohio State breaking through Indiana’s first level and finding open shooters off dribble penetration.  Ohio State had 19 assists on their 27 made field goals.  Indiana only forced ten Ohio State turnovers after the Buckeyes committed 17 in the first meeting.

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