Indiana Vs. Ohio State: Buckeyes Pick Up 80-63 Victory Over Hoosiers

The Ohio State Buckeyes split the season series with the Indiana Hoosiers by picking up a 80-63 victory.

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Indiana Vs. Ohio State Final Score: Buckeyes Dominate Hoosiers In 80-63 Victory

The Ohio St. Buckeyes have split the regular season series with the Indiana Hoosiers following Sunday's 80-63 victory. Depending on how things go in the Big Ten Tournament, the teams could meet again.

The Buckeyes were led by Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s 28 points and 7 rebounds. He was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc and 10-of-12 overall from the field. After scoring two points in the first half, Jared Sullinger came back to finish with 16 points and 9 rebounds. The Buckeyes shot 54.4 percent from the field as a team.

After scoring just 14 points in the first half, the Hoosiers outscored the Buckeyes in the second half, 49-45. Cody Zeller led the way with 16 points while Christian Watford and Jordan Hulls added 13 and 11 points, respectively. After shooting in the low 20s for the first half, Indiana upped its percentage from the field to 43.6.

The 16-3 Buckeyes will be off until Saturday when they visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Hoosiers are now on a two-game losing streak and will visit Nebraska on Wednesday.

For more on the Indiana Hoosiers, check out The Crimson Quarry. For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Along The Olentangy. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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Indiana Vs. Ohio State Halftime Score: Buckeyes Cruise Into Halftime With 35-14 Lead Over Hoosiers

At home in the Value City Arena, the Ohio St. Buckeyes comfortably lead the Indiana Hoosiers, 35-14, at halftime. The Buckeyes lost to the Hoosiers on New Year's Eve, 74-70, and had been down at halftime, 33-32. Quite the reversal of fortune this time around.

The Buckeyes had a strong first half by Lenzelle Smith Jr., who netted18 points. Twelve of those came on four three-point shots. Jared Sullinger has added two points but did pull down six boards. All five starters each have at least one steal, greatly aiding in Indiana's struggles during the first half.

Indiana scored its fewest points in the first half this season since it put 26 on the board against Notre Dame. Shooting has been an issue throughout the half, hitting on just 27.3 percent of shots. Over the final 10 minutes of the half, Indiana made just one shot from the field, a Cody Zeller layup with 1:10 left on the clock. Zeller leads the team with seven points. The team has already committed 11 turnovers

For more on the Indiana Hoosiers, check out The Crimson Quarry. For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Along The Olentangy. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NCAA Basketball hub at SBNation.com/NCAA-Basketball.

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