Hawks keep it close, lose to Buckeyes, 73-68

Ohio State hadn’t won a game by fewer than 11 points this season. That was until they faced Iowa tonight.

The No. 2 Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0) prevailed, but Iowa managed to keep the game close, losing 73-68 inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena Tuesday night.

Freshman Jared Sullinger continued to impress, leading the Buckeyes with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Jon Diebler and David Lighty added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Iowa (7-7, 0-2) held the lead at halftime, 35-29, but Ohio State outscored the Hawkeyes in the second half, taking advantage of a 16-0 second half run to keep their undefeated season intact.

Melsahn Basabe led the Hawkeyes with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Jarryd Cole and Matt Gatens scored 14 points each. Bryce Cartwright added 10 points and eight assists.

After two Big Ten contests, Fran McCaffery is still searching for his first Big Ten victory as Iowa head coach.

But it doesn’t get any easier for the McCaffery and Hawkeyes, as Iowa faces No. 10 Purdue in its next Big Ten game on Jan. 9.

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  • Papooshka

    Watch Out College Gameday theres a new face on the horizon!!

  • Papooshka

    An interesting point to follow is why Tom Bradley did NOT get hired by any school he interviewed with? Not Pitt, Not Temple, Not UConn, nobody wants him??

    The Rooney family was very annoyed with PITT because they had not selected Bradley in their first round of coaching hires following Wannstedt’s departure and pushed hard for him the 2nd go-round, but alas, twas not to be.

    So I guess, these schools want someone they can ultimately fire, so time tested Penn State personnel that never get fired and stay on for dozens of years are just not the caliber they truly want…

  • Mab3187

    Thanks for the comment BIG D. Keep checking in for future stories