Justin Ahrens entered the game coming off of a career-high nine points in his last outing. He topped that on Tuesday night. Actually, he more than tripled it.
Ahrens went off for a career-high 29 points on 6-for-10 performance from beyond the arc to help lead the Buckeyes to a 90-70 beatdown of No. 22 Iowa.
"When I got hot, it was going up," Ahrens said of his shooting performance, noting that Iowa probably didn't have a scouting report on him with how few minutes he's played this season.
Justin Ahrens on what its like to heat up as a shooter. pic.twitter.com/81PTYjXwvt— Colin Hass-Hill (@chasshill) February 27, 2019
It was arguably the best individual performance of the season from any player, but Ahrens downplayed his monster night after the game.
"That's great," Ahrens said, "but really we're just working on punching our ticket to the tournament."
This win will certainly help. The Buckeyes were on the bubble entering Tuesday night's game, and a lopsided win against a ranked conference foe can certainly bolster that tournament resume.