Ohio State basketball could be in some trouble on Sunday afternoon.

The Buckeyes are tied with UMass Lowell at halftime after a hard-fought first half by the River Hawks.

Ohio State shot just 34.2 percent from the field in the first half and went 0-for-8 from 3-point range.

Duane Washington Jr. and E.J. Liddell both scored eight points before the break. All other Buckeyes combined for 17 points on 22 shots.

Surprisingly, turnovers were not a problem for the Buckeyes in the first half. They gave it up just three times and won the rebounding battle 25-17.

On the other side of the floor, the River Hawks lived on the 3-point ball. They made 6-of-15 attempts, good enough for a 40 percent clip in the first half. They were 35.7 percent from the field overall.

UMass Lowell has been frisky to start the season. It has a victory over San Francisco, who then turned around and beat No. 4 Virginia last week.

Ohio State is 1-0 this season after a 94-67 victory over Illinois State in the season opener.

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