Hawkeyes Revert to Old Ways in Loss at Ohio State

Jenna Warner
February 11, 2018

According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Ohio State is favored at home in this game, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -14.5 points against Iowa. Finals are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

TV: Big Ten Network, with Brandon Gaudin and Stephen Bardo on the call. This allows for Ohio State to always be first in line for the title. He recalled that his Gardner-Webb team came into Iowa City and opened a 23-point lead on the Hawkeyes a few years ago. Purdue didn't give the ball away against MSU until 9:55 remained in the second half and held a 7-0 advantage in points off turnovers at the break. The obvious flip side of that is that the Buckeyes will be seeing the Hawkeyes for the second time too.

Painter said he initially believed Ohio State caused most of those errors.

The Ohio State women's rowing team finished fifth at the NCAA Championships to end the 2017 season and has been a strong program overall. I wonder what little tweaks he might make from the start over these last five now that there won't be any secrets between the Buckeyes and their opponents. The Spartans (23-3, 11-2) have won seven in a row and are coming off a three-point win at Iowa.

McCaffery said point guard Jordan Bohannon is returning to full health after dealing with a virus that made him questionable to play against Michigan State. They're last in the conference in defensive efficiency and don't turn you over, but they want a fast game with a lot of shots, and rely on their efficiency on offense.

Michigan State big man Gavin Schilling. The Breslin Center will be rocking and an emotional Tom Izzo, honoring Jud Heathcote, will help spark his team to a big win. However, the Wildcats are playing Butler, a team that beat them earlier this season and has tormented them in the past. The Buckeyes handled the turnaround from that win well, beating Maryland 91-69 at home after beating the Spartans.

The Boilermakers average 84 points per game, shoot 50 percent from the floor and connect on 42.7 percent of their 3-point attempts, which is good for third in the country. With Kam Williams still serving his suspension, the Buckeyes need a scoring lift from somewhere.

Can Iowa finally play well on the road? Jallow scoring like that was great to see, but I'm mostly focused on Wesson. But Wesson also fouled out when Ohio State played Iowa last month.

These two teams are going to match up well and it's going to be a really good game.

Purdue and Michigan State, based on the depth of talent alone, are still likely to be favored if they run into Ohio State again in the postseason.

The Buckeyes claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Ten with the victory thanks to No. 4 Michigan State's 68-65 win over No. 3 Purdue earlier in the day. Purdue vs. Michigan State will be broadcast on ESPN.

Bill's pick: Ohio State 81, Iowa 75. "He is a fabulous coach, one of the best coaches in our game". The Boilermakers saw a 19-game win streak snapped and lost their stranglehold on the league thanks to a pair of heartbreaking defeats this week. Had he played, they wouldn't have won 17 games, they probably would have won 24 games.

The No. 13 Buckeyes (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten) travel this weekend to South Florida, where they'll squeeze in a final regular-season nonconference game almost two months since their most recent one.

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