If it was revenge Ohio State was searching for it certainly didn't find it Saturday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Two weeks after Iowa came to Columbus and led nearly wire-to-wire against the Buckeyes, it did the same thing to Ohio State on Saturday in a 76-67 win.
The Hawkeyes led from start to finish behind a stellar performance from senior forward Aaron White, who finished with a team-high 22 points and also grabbed six rebounds. Big man Adam Woodbury was a big factor inside, as well, as he scored 13 points and snagged 10 boards.
The Hawkeyes shot 51 percent from the field in the game and were 25 for 35 from the free-throw line.
|23-60 (38.0)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||24-47 (51.0)|
|7-18 (39.0)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||3-9 (33.0)|
|14-21 (66.7)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||25-35 (71.0)|
|11||PTS OFF TURNOVERS||15|
|26||POINTS IN PAINT||30|
Ohio State freshman D'Angelo Russell did his best to keep the Buckeyes in the game as he recorded his first double-double of his career finishing with 27 points and 14 rebounds. Jae'Sean Tate scored 11 and Marc Loving added 10 points for Ohio State, which shot only 38 percent from the field in the game.
Again, it was a slow start that plagued Ohio State. Iowa scored the game's first nine points and led by as many as 12 points in the first half.
The Buckeyes turned it over seven times in the first half, which led to 12 Iowa points. Ohio State got plenty of open shots, but couldn't make anything as it shot just 33 percent from the field and 1 of 7 from 3-point range. The Hawkeyes, however, shot 48 percent from the floor in the opening half and scored 16 points in the paint.
Russell and Tate kept Ohio State in the game in the first half as the freshmen duo combined to score 18 of the Buckeyes' 26 first-half points. Russell had 10 points and six rebounds while Tate chipped in eight points and four boards.
Ohio State will next be in action Thursday when it travels to Northwestern for a 7 p.m. date with the Wildcats.