At the buzzer: Ohio State 71, Indiana 56

  • 01/30/2018 8:54 pm in

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Quick thoughts on a 71-56 loss to Ohio State:

How it happened: After Indiana’s hard fought 74-67 loss to Purdue on Sunday afternoon at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, it was fair to wonder if a letdown was coming for the Hoosiers on a short turnaround. It didn’t take long to get an answer. Indiana led once on Tuesday night – early on at 5-4 after a Zach McRoberts 3-pointer – and then Ohio State took control. The Buckeyes reeled off a 10-0 run and by the 8:35 mark of the first half, led by 17. Indiana settled for jump shots early and Ohio State had no issue finishing plays at the rim. The Buckeyes led by 15 at halftime on the strength of strong shooting (69 eFG%) and 22 points in the paint. Indiana played Ohio State relatively even in the second half, but it didn’t matter as the game was decided in the first 10 minutes.

Standout performer: Juwan Morgan once again took on a heavy workload for the Hoosiers as the junior forward finished with 15 points in 33 minutes. Only one other Hoosier – Devonte Green – scored in double figures. Green finished with a career-high 20 points.

Statistic that stands out: Indiana’s shooting woes continued in the loss as the Hoosiers shot just 10-of-18 from the free throw line (55.6 percent) and 6-of-19 on 3s (31.6 percent). For the game, Indiana shot just 36.4 percent from the field in its sixth loss in seven road games this season.

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  • vicbert caladipo

    The little boy just opened his big mouth once too often bringing me into this. How stupid to allienate several of us. His time is limited. Most see him for what he is. Just another weakling behind a keyboard. Face to face he’d be eating my foot with a side of knuckles

  • vicbert caladipo

    Or anyone. Live in your isolated world behind your keyboard pansy

  • VAHoosier

    The simplest explanation is that he probably isn’t good enough yet. He has looked pretty lost in the limited time he has seen. He has lots of potential, but I doubt he gives us the best chance to win right now.

    [Edit: referring to Moore, here.]

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    On our way to Hilton Head we stay in your area. I think that area is beautiful and golden!!! We live in Naperville and been in the Chicago area for 36 years. It wears you down after awhile and where you live is so much better and perfect for retirement.

  • Tyler D

    Look at Moore’s build and that tells the story. Just isn’t strong enough to give us winning minutes in the BIG.

  • Ole Man

    That’s what a lot of former Hoosiers are doing down here now, being retired!
    Think about it!
    It’s very affordable.
    Next time you’re heading this way, let me know when you’re passing through.

  • HoosierOne

    He’s stepped up and played well in multiple occasions. You are just seeing it now for the first time. Take it easy on the kid. He’s a great asset to the team.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Love too!!! That would be great. Thanks for that.

  • JethroTroll

    I shut yours and and you know it, despite how you pretend differently. You chased me around this board, calling me names and lobbying for me to be banned for no other reason than me disagreeing with you. And when i challenged you to prove what you accused me of, you want silent. Just like Ole Man.

    And that’s a fact, despite how many names you call me or pretend otherwise.

  • JethroTroll

    It’s incredibly amazing the grief I’ve taken for not liking IU’s effort from the self-annointed board police. This is what happens when you don’t follow their pathetic narrative. I can’t believe this board let’s them get away with the incessant name calling and constant attacks.

    P.S. Trust me vicbert, you’d the loser if ever met. Just tell me when and where.

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    I love the team colors

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    Not only respond when your feel8ngs are hurt about what I post