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
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