Indiana Men’s Basketball Beats Ohio State 71-65

Staff report

Bloomington, Indiana – January 6, 2023

In a closely contested matchup, the Indiana Hoosiers earned a victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes with a final score of 71-65 during their men’s basketball clash on Saturday night

Malik Reneau led the Hoosiers in scoring, contributing 23 points to their winning effort. Xavier Johnson played a pivotal role, netting 18 points, including crucial free throws down the stretch that sealed the victory for Indiana.

On the other side, the Ohio State Buckeyes fought hard, with Jamiso Battle as their leading scorer, tallying 17 points. Despite their efforts, Ohio State struggled to overcome Indiana’s defense and secure a lead in the later stages of the game.

The contest was marked by significant momentum swings, with Indiana managing to maintain a slight edge over Ohio State for most of the game. The Hoosiers achieved their largest lead, up by 10 points, at 66-56 during the matchup.

Both teams displayed tenacious defense, with Indiana managing to limit Ohio State’s scoring opportunities in critical moments. Indiana capitalized on its offensive efficiency, shooting at 46.6% from the field compared to Ohio State’s 36.2%.

Trey Galloway played a crucial facilitating role for Indiana, recording seven assists, while Felix Okpara grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds for Ohio State.

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