Ohio State built a huge lead in the first half, but as has been the case so often this season, once Deshaun Thomas was out of the picture, the Buckeyes went ice cold from the field and allowed the Hawkeyes to get back into it. Still, thanks to some timely performances from Evan Ravenel and hopeful performances offensively from LaQuinta Inn Ross (3-5 for 7 points and 5 rebounds) and Lenzelle Smith (5-11, 12 points), Ohio State was able to hold off Iowa and win 72-63 in a yakety sax-eqsue game that saw thrills, chills, spills and 17 turnovers from OSU.
Ohio State will need to tighten up their game if they want to roll into Happy Valley next week and ahahaha KIDDING. They'll win. But seriously, cut down on those turnovers.