A pair of Top-6 conference foes will clash in Bloomington on Thursday night when No. 6/6 Indiana hosts No. 2/5 Ohio State at 8:30 p.m. Eastern inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
#6/6 Indiana (18-1, 8-1 B1G) vs. #2/5 Ohio State (19-1, 8-1 B1G)
– Thursday, January 26, 2023 • 8:30 p.m. ET
– Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall • Bloomington, Ind.
– Broadcast: BTN (Matt Schumacker, Meghan McKeown)
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ABOUT THE BUCKEYES
Ohio State is coming off its first loss to No. 10 Iowa at home on Monday night. Graduate student guard Taylor Mikesell leads the way with 18.2 points per game while shooting 38.9 percent from the arc with 63 made triples. Three others average double figures in senior forward Rebeka Mikulashikova (14.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg.) and freshman guard Cotie McMahon with 13.0 points per game. OSU is averaging a league second-best 85.6 points per game.
Ohio State leads 60-24
3/5/22 – W, 70-62 (Indianapolis)
- The Hoosiers are fresh off a win at No. 13/16 Michigan, 92-83, on Monday night. Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes led the way with her ninth double-double of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds while senior guard Sara Scalia added 19 points off the bench by going 7-for-10 from the floor.
- Holmes is one of four players averaging double figures for IU this season, followed by freshman guard Yarden Garzon (12.3 ppg.), junior guard Sydney Parrish (12.3 ppg.) and graduate student guard Grace Berger (11.6 ppg.). One of the most accurate teams as well, Indiana shoots the nation’s second best clip from the field, averaging 50.3 percent per game and averaging 81.8 points.
- Thursday’s contest against No. 2/5 Ohio State will be the Hoosiers its sixth ranked meeting of the season against foes in the Top 25. It’s also the third of four ranked matchups in five games as they picked up their fifth ranked win of the season at No. 13/16 Michigan on Monday night. IU has also posted back-to-back season with five Top 25 wins for the first time in school history.
- Indiana secured its best start with the win at No. 13 Michigan on Monday night. The Hoosiers improved to 18-1, the best start since the inaugural season in 1971-72 when the team finished 17-2.
- Indiana won both meetings in the series in the 2021-22 season where it met once in the regular season in Columbus on Dec. 12, 2021 in a 86-66 victory and picked up the upset of the top seeded Buckeyes in a 70-62 win in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on March 5, 2022. It was the first three-straight wins in the series since 2001-03.
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