BTN.com staff, February 10, 2013
Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and Christian Watford 20 to lead No. 1 Indiana back from a demoralizing loss to a huge road win in beating No. 10 Ohio State 81-68 on Sunday.
The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten), who dominated the second half, were coming off a stunning collapse that might have caused the undoing of many teams. On Thursday night at Illinois, the Illini went on a 13-2 run to close the game, with Indiana turning the ball over late and then allowing an uncontested layup at the buzzer of a 74-72 shocker.
Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten's leading scorer and an Indiana native, had 26 points for Ohio State (17-6, 7-4), which dropped two games back of the Big Ten leaders with seven games left.
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FINAL: Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift No. 1 Indiana to an 81-68 win over No. 10 Ohio State on Sunday at Value City Arena in Columbus. Cody Zeller had a big game, too, with 25 points and eight rebounds for the Hoosiers, who shot 53 percent from the field (26-of-49) 22-of-28 from the free throw line. Christian Watford chipped in with 20 points. Deshaun Thomas scored 26 points and pulled down seven rebounds for Ohio State (17-6) in the loss. Aaron Craft shot 6-of-11 from the field and scored 16 points for the Buckeyes.
HALFTIME: Victor Oladipo scored 14 points and Cody Zeller scored 12 points for No. 1 Indiana in the first half to carry the Hoosiers to a 41-33 lead over No. 10 Ohio State. Oladipo and Zeller both are doing work on the glass, too, with five and six rebounds, respectively. Christian Watford added 10 points the Hoosiers, who shot 50 percent from the field in the first half. Indiana, however, only hit 3-of-11 from downtown. Aaron Craft is putting together a nice game so far for Ohio State. The junior has six points and five rebounds.
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