Indiana beats another top foe, #2 OSU
Victor Oladipo scored the go-ahead basket with 48 seconds remaining as No. 15 Indiana took down its second top five program at Assembly Hall in three weeks with a 74-70 victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday. Jordan Hulls scored a game-high 17 points and Oladipo added 15 for the Hoosiers (13-1, 1-1 Big Ten), who followed up their dramatic buzzer-beater home win against then-No. 1 Kentucky on Dec. 10 with another dramatic victory. With the Buckeyes holding a 70-69 lead with less than a minute remaining, Ohio State guard Aaron Craft drove the lane but lost control of the ball, allowing Verdell Jones III to collect it and throw ahead to Oladipo for the easy layup. Craft committed another turnover on the following possession and Indiana added three late free throws over the final 13 seconds to secure the victory. Ohio State (13-2, 1-1) jumped out to an early 10-point advantage in the first half before Jared Sullinger picked up his second foul at the 10:38 mark of the first half, which allowed the Hoosiers to crawl back into the game over the remainder of the first half and eventually take a 33-32 lead at the break. Neither team could establish anything more than a four-point advantage in the second half as the lead repeatedly switched hands down the stretch. Craft scored 16 points to lead Ohio State, which had its six-game winning streak over Indiana snapped.