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How the Game was Lost: Ohio State

Iowa State’s 59-62 loss to Ohio State left most of the fan base either sad, mad, turning to alcohol, or some combination of the 3. But in all honesty, this game was a perfect amalgamation of the season: We saw a rebounding disparity (-6), an inability to protect the paint, and no serious halftime adjustments, especially to counter Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson.

It was a perfect storm that highlighted exactly how to attack an Iowa State team that struggled with defending skilled post players and rebounding. The Cyclones allowed 12 offensive rebounds, including a few on several key possessions down the stretch.