Ohio State overcomes late deficit to defeat Indiana in OT
No. 22 Ohio State trailed Indiana late, but the Buckeyes ended a second-half field-goal drought just in time to force an extra period and come away with an 80-69 win.
After a Malaki Branham layup at the 8:38 mark of the second half, Ohio State did not make another field goal until E.J. Liddell’s game-tying dunk with 6 seconds left.
LIDDELL TIES IT‼️
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Indiana called timeout at the 1:23 mark up 63-59. It was a disastrous final 83 seconds for the Hoosiers.
IU called timeout with 1:23 left up four. The sequence of possessions from there:
OSU two FTs
IU end-of-clock missed 3
OSU Liddell dunk
IU blocked game winner#iubb
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Ohio State pulled away in the overtime period. The Hoosiers endured multiple multi-minute field-goal droughts, missing their last 7 attempts from the floor. The Buckeyes closed out on a 10-0 run over the final 2 minutes of the overtime period.
Branham led all scorers with 27 points. Two other Buckeyes were in double-figures: Eugene Brown III (10 points) and Liddell (16 points).
BIG SHOT BRANHAM 😤 pic.twitter.com/SwRMOFevr6
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