COLUMBUS, OH (WFIE) - No. 23 Indiana saw its Big Ten-best four-game winning streak snapped at Ohio State, falling 82-70, Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.Junior guard Yogi Ferrell scored a game-high 26 points, including 18 in the second half to keep Indiana afloat in a game IU trailed the entire second half.Collin Hartman also scored in double-figures for the Hoosiers, draining four of his five 3-point attempts to finish with 12 points.Indiana, which trailed 38-32 at the break, couldn't get closer than six points in the second half, also trailing 56-50 halfway through the final period following a scorching start by IU and a game of runs in the first half.
An 8-for-8 start from the floor gave Indiana an 18-12 advantage just over six minutes into the game, but Ohio State bounced back.
The Buckeyes responded with a 13-1 run as Indiana missed its next five shots over the next seven minutes.
After a pair of 3-pointers knotted the game at 25 with 5:44 to go in the opening stanza, Ohio State scored 10 unanswered points for a 35-25 edge. The Hoosiers responded seven straight points of their own to cut the deficit to 35-32 before OSU's D'Angelo Russell cashed in on a 3-point play with 3.4 seconds remaining for the Buckeye's six-point halftime lead. The Hoosiers shot 52 percent, including 12-of-25 (48 percent) from downtown, but allowed the home team to hit 62 percent of its field goals. Ohio State scored 26 points off of IU's 15 turnovers.
The Hoosiers will travel to West Lafayette on Wednesday to face the Boilermakers at 9 p.m. on Big Ten Network.