Ohio State Goes 2-0 in Bahamas Exhibition Games With 75-68 Win Over Puerto Rican National Team

By Griffin Strom on August 7, 2022 at 7:38 pm
Zed Key
Ohio State Dept. of Athletics

Ohio State will leave the Bahamas with two exhibition wins over international competition.

The Buckeyes beat the Puerto Rican national team 75-68 Sunday to improve to 2-0 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. Ohio State defeated the Egyptian national team in a 72-68 result on Saturday.

Eleven Warriors was not present in the Bahamas for the matchup, and the game was neither televised nor available for stream. According to a report from Adam Jardy of the Columbus Dispatch, Ohio State held a 39-35 lead at halftime, but Puerto Rico kept things close until the end, trailing just four points with two minutes to go. The Buckeyes pulled it out in the end, though, staving off Puerto Rico to finish with a second victory in as many days.

Ohio State's starters against Egypt were pulled from a group of Brice Sensabaugh, Zed Key, Bruce Thornton, Sean McNeil, Tanner Holden and walk-ons Colby Baumann and Owen Spencer, but Chris Holtmann and company switched up the lineup with all-new starters on Sunday.

Against Puerto Rico, the Buckeyes' starters were assembled from a group of Felix Okpara, Kalen Etzler, Roddy Gayle, Isaac Likekele, Eugene Brown and Bowen Hardman, with Justice Sueing and Seth Towns sitting out as the veteran forwards continue to rehab from injury.

Below you can check out notes and photos from the game as posted by Jardy and the Ohio State basketball program on social media.

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