Ohio State basketball holds off robust problem from Penn State

It was removed from a magnificence pageant on hardwood, however the Ohio State basketball crew performed good protection, took benefit of a nasty taking pictures day from Penn State, and did simply sufficient on the offensive finish to win an unpleasant recreation towards the Nittany Lions on Sunday 61-56.

The Buckeyes managed to attain simply 61 factors on 17-of-44 (38.6%) photographs from the sector. Luckily, Penn State skilled taking pictures simply as unhealthy, flattening simply 21-of-53 (39.6%). OSU took benefit of 36 makes an attempt on the free-throw line, flattening 24 on the charity stripe to only eight for the Nittany Lions.

It was a recreation Ohio State led virtually totally after absorbing a fast begin from the Nittany Lions, who had been with out their main scorer, swing-man Seth Lundy. Regardless of all of it, issues stayed fairly shut all through, together with the second half. The lead by no means reached greater than ten, and by no means obtained again to 1 possession.

Penn State did have a determined flurry to make the sport nearer than what it might have appeared down the stretch, nevertheless it was all a bit of too late.

E.J. Liddell led all scorers with a considerably quiet 19 factors. He made 6-of-11 discipline targets, together with 1-of-2 from past the arc. He may have poured in additional if it weren’t for going simply 6-of-12 from the free-throw line.

With the win, Ohio State improves to 1-4 general, and 5-2 within the convention to remain inside arm’s attain of the league leaders. The Buckeyes are subsequent in motion towards IUPUI at house on Tuesday.

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