Photos: Ohio State Stuns No. 8 Iowa as Marc Loving and Keita Bates-Diop Lead the Way in Columbus

By Jeremy Birmingham on February 28, 2016 at 7:15 pm

After Tuesday night's struggles against against No. 6 Michigan State, the odds were not good that the Buckeyes would find a way, Jae'Sean Tate-less at that, to knock off No. 8 Iowa this afternoon and give themselves at least a little shot to make the NCAA tournament, but they did just that. Ohio State shocked No. 8 Iowa 68-64 in Columbus, the final home game of the year for Thad Matta's young bunch.

Behind 25 points from junior Marc Loving and 19 from sophomore Keita Bates-Diop, the Buckeyes went toe-to-toe with the Hawkeyes in a back-and-forth contest. Thought Loving and KBD kept the Buckeyes in the game, it was Kam Williams, who scored all 11 of his points in the second half, that provided the knockout punch.

Ohio State will travel to East Lansing, Michigan next Sunday for the final regular season game, a must win against rival Michigan State.

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