Ohio State looks to start another winning streak while putting a halt to Indiana's six game winning streak. Preview is below.
The Indiana Hoosiers (18-1, 8-1 Big Ten) are looking to add on to a six-game winning streak when they host the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-1, 8-1 Big Ten) on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The matchup is at 8:30 PM ET. Indiana knocked off Michigan 92-83 in the team's last outing on Monday. Mackenzie Holmes notched a team-high 25 points in the victory. Ohio State fell to Iowa 83-72 in the team's last outing on Monday despite a team-high 21 points out of Cotie McMahon.
Indiana Team Stats
Indiana heads into the matchup averaging 81.8 points per game, 17.8 more than the 64 Ohio State allows per contest. The Hoosiers are 18-1 in games where they score over 64 points. In the 2022-23 campaign, the Hoosiers are averaging 18.5 assists and 12.7 turnovers per game. When Indiana has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than its season mark of 1.46, the Hoosiers are 12-0.
Ohio State Team Stats
The Buckeyes score 85.6 points per game, more than the 59.8 Indiana allows. When Ohio State gets to the 60-point mark, it is 19-1 on the year. The Buckeyes have picked up 18.4 assists against 13.4 turnovers per game this season. When Ohio State has a better assist-to-turnover ratio than its season-long average of 1.37, the Buckeyes have gone 10-0.
Indiana Players to Watch
Holmes is the leader for Indiana in both scoring and rebounding with 21.9 points and 8.3 boards per game. Sydney Parrish also contributes with 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.9 steals for the Hoosiers, and Yarden Garzon averages 12.3 points and 3.5 assists per game. Garzon has been the biggest threat for Indiana from beyond the arc. She leads the team in made threes per game, drilling 2.4 three-pointers per contest (making 50 percent of her attempts).
Ohio State Players to Watch
Taylor Mikesell leads Ohio State in scoring and puts up 18.2 points and 1.6 steals per game. Madison Greene paces the squad with 5.0 assists and averages 10.9 points, while Taylor Thierry leads the Buckeyes with 6.7 rebounds per game and adds 12.6 points. Mikesell has a 39 percent shooting percentage from deep and paces the squad in made threes per game, making 3.2 treys per contest.