BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Ohio State managed to keep Indiana away from its lead for the entirety of the first half, but never managed to extend it to double digits.
With 6:57 remaining, the Buckeyes pulled out to a nine-point lead, but Indiana – despite opening the game 2-of-14 from beyond the arc – proceeded to hit a 3-pointer on three straight possessions to tie the game with less than five minutes remaining. The Hoosiers rode a 14-2 run, eventually taking a three-point lead before C.J. Jackson tied it at 52 apiece with 1:11 remaining. Andre Wesson had a dunk with 20 seconds remaining to break the tie, and Luther Muhammad made a free-throw on Ohio State's next possession, allowing the Buckeyes to beat the Hoosiers, 55-52, on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.