CHICAGO – Quick thoughts on a loss of 79-75 in the State of Ohio:
How it happened : The stage was ready for the Indiana to enter the Chicago NCAA tournament at the United Center. The Hoosiers, winners of four straights, were on the edge of the bubble according to various brackets. But the state of Ohio had other ideas. In a game that the Buckeyes controlled almost everywhere, the troubles of the Indian Big Ten tournament continued Thursday afternoon at the United Center. The state of Ohio has recovered all the balls in advance and set the tone. Kaleb Wesson was a creator of differences in paint for Chris Holtmann. And the reality of Thursday's race was this: after a career day at Devonte Green and a couple of late runs to make it interesting, Indiana was simply overtaken by the Buckeyes. Where do things go from here? For the state of Ohio? In the NCAA tournament. For the Indian? The NIT probably expects.
Standout performer : Guard Junior Devonte Green finished with 26 career points high on 9 pitches for 1
Statistics that stands out : After four straight games with a turnover rate of less than 17, Indiana committed 17 turnovers Thursday afternoon for a turnover rate of 22. Ohio State spaced the Indiana out of points from turnover 24 to 6.
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Filed in: 2019 Big Ten Tournament, Ohio State Buckeyes