Duane Washington Jr. leads Ohio State to upset win as Rutgers' slide reaches three straight
At the end of Saturday’s Ohio State-Rutgers game, it seemed to be a tale of two squads heading in much different directions.
On one side, the Buckeyes came away from Saturday’s game with a solid road victory against a ranked opponent, 79-68. Meanwhile, the No. 15 Scarlet Knights left Saturday’s game now on a three-game losing streak and suffering their second loss to Ohio State this season.
The story of Saturday’s game centered around Duane Washington Jr. The junior had a team-best 17 points to help the Buckeyes to victory. That included helping Ohio State to 42 points in the first half.
Justice Sueing was also a key piece for the Buckeyes as he poured in 12 points and added 10 rebounds. Washington and Sueing were two of four Buckeyes in double figures on Saturday. E.J. Liddell had 15 points while Kyle Young had 13.
Meanwhile, the flailing continues for Rutgers as the Scarlet Knights have now lost three consecutive games and sit below .500 in B1G play at 3-4. The team struggled defensively and at the free-throw line, shooting just 5-of-10. Jacob Young led the way for Rutgers as he scored a team-best 19 points.
The Scarlet Knights’ next scheduled game was set to be at Penn State. But with the Nittany Lions’ program halting activities due to COVID-19, Rutgers will not play again until Friday, when the Scarlet Knights host No. 8 Wisconsin.
Ohio State has gotten its way back to .500 in the B1G at 3-3. The Buckeyes are set to host Northwestern on Wednesday.