Ohio State Basketball put forth every defensive trick in the book, as they wore down Maryland- with both Duane Washington Jr. and Kyle Young scoring 18 points each. The final score remained 73-65 in favor of Ohio State Basketball. The Buckeyes had their eyes set on the prize, and they managed to secure it by limiting Maryland to just a 5 for 10 performance on three-pointers. But what gave Ohio State their fifth straight victory was the 10 three-pointers that they themselves ended up shooting.
Ohio State Basketball’s Strong Defence Got Them The Game At Maryland
Maryland put up quite a strong fight, with Aaron Wiggins scoring around 17 points. Eric Ayala supported Wiggins with his score of 13, but the Terrapins just didn’t have the shooting ability to go in for the kill. They never really managed to look up from their 0 for 9 drubbing at the beginning of the second half. Wiggins might have scored 17 points, but he did score just 6 out of his 15 shots from the floor.
For Ohio State Basketball, it was Kyle Young who put in six points in the 11-2 run which turned their halftime lead into an advantage of over 46-32. When Maryland looked threatening, he again scored five, with Washington chipping in with a few more baskets- to put the score at 58-42.
After that, it was smooth sailing for Ohio State Basketball- their first-ever victory here since the NIT that took place in 1979. Ohio actually went for around 8 for 16 for their three-pointers in their first half. They should count themselves lucky that they could bring in a 35-30 lead even though they were both outscored and outrebounded.
In the beginning, Ohio State Basketball was trailing at 13-5, after which they put in three straight three-pointers within a minute. After Maryland went above yet again, the Buckeyes staged a comeback to win them the game.