Despite a furious comeback, Ohio State fell to Louisville, 64-55, Tuesday night as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Buckeyes trailed by as many as 19 before engineering a second-half surge to a cut the deficit to three points with under a minute to play.
They outscored the Cardinals, 37-29, in the period, but it wasn't enough to overcome a frigid shooting performance against the fifth-ranked team in the country.
Ohio State, which started a miserable 2-of-16, shot 30 percent from the floor and struggled to establish any sort of presence inside the paint.
Freshman guard and Louisville native D'Angelo Russell led the team with 17 points and sophomore forward Marc Loving had 13 before fouling out with seven minutes to play. No other Buckeye totaled double figures.
Ohio State plays Colgate Saturday at the Schottenstein Center.