Justin Ahrens torches Hawkeyes, leads Ohio State over No. 22 Iowa
Justin Ahrens is going to be the big man on campus in Columbus.
Ahrens had never scored more than nine points in a single game in his college basketball career, but he obliterated that total and dropped 29 on Tuesday night, pushing Ohio State to a 90-70 victory over No. 22 Iowa.
Ahrens scored his 29 points on seven-of-11 shooting from the floor, knocking in six of his 10 three-point attempts. He also grabbed three rebounds and dished two assists in the victory.
Ohio State also got good production from Kaleb Wesson, who recorded a double-double against the Hawkeyes. He scored 18 points and grabbed 10 boards in the win. Keyshawn Woods and Andre Wesson also reached double figures for the Buckeyes, scoring 13 and 11 points, respectively.
With the win, Ohio State improved to 18-10 on the season and 8-9 in B1G play. Tuesday was a huge victory for the Buckeyes, who are trying to boost their NCAA tournament resumé in the final stretch of the season.
The Buckeyes will face off against two more ranked opponents in their final three games, traveling to No. 14 Purdue on Saturday and closing out the year at home against No. 19 Wisconsin on March 10.
Ohio State also travels to Northwestern on March 6.