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Men's Basketball: Ohio State takes off at 63-49 victory against Northwestern

Ohio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow guards Northwestern sophomore guard Anthony Gaines Feb 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor Ohio State entered the game against Northwestern and was looking for a rebound. After releasing their previous two games, the latest in blowout mode, Buckeyes had the opportunity to raise the ship with a home matchup against a team that was winless in the last six and had the second worst record in Big Ten play. Buckeyes was capitalized on the opportunity, Wildcats 63-49 defeated in a low-scoring battle. Ohio State outscored Northwestern 39-29 in the second half and shot 53.3 percent from the field. "I think we just knew we really needed this game, so we all bought in on a good day of prep," freshman guard Duane Washington said. "We can be really good when we lock in and do what we should do, so we bought everyone into it, played hard and we came out with the victory." Freshman forward Justin Ahrens gave Ohio state some life came out of half time with a four-point lead. Before she saw the floor for the first half, Ahrens handed four points, two rebounds and an opening assistance six minutes in half instead of sophomore guard Musa Jallow, who started the game. From there, sophomore began to take over Kaleb Wesson. "I thought Kaleb was really good all night at both ends, I really thought Caleb was self-adhesive" Head coach Chris Holtmann said. Wesson led…

Ohio State sophomore guard Musa Jallow guards Northwestern sophomore guard Anthony Gaines Feb 20 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo Editor

Ohio State entered the game against Northwestern and was looking for a rebound.

After releasing their previous two games, the latest in blowout mode, Buckeyes had the opportunity to raise the ship with a home matchup against a team that was winless in the last six and had the second worst record in Big Ten play.

Buckeyes was capitalized on the opportunity, Wildcats 63-49 defeated in a low-scoring battle.

Ohio State outscored Northwestern 39-29 in the second half and shot 53.3 percent from the field.

“I think we just knew we really needed this game, so we all bought in on a good day of prep,” freshman guard Duane Washington said. “We can be really good when we lock in and do what we should do, so we bought everyone into it, played hard and we came out with the victory.”

Freshman forward Justin Ahrens gave Ohio state some life came out of half time with a four-point lead.

Before she saw the floor for the first half, Ahrens handed four points, two rebounds and an opening assistance six minutes in half instead of sophomore guard Musa Jallow, who started the game.

From there, sophomore began to take over Kaleb Wesson.

“I thought Kaleb was really good all night at both ends, I really thought Caleb was self-adhesive” Head coach Chris Holtmann said.

Wesson led Buckeyes in scoring in both halves and counted 1

3 in the second half of 5 to 6 shots to allow Ohio State to take over.

Sophomore forward had been shut down in the last four games, failed to score more than 12 points since ending 27 against Rutgers on February 2.

Towards Northwestern, Wesson ended with 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and did not record a personal foul until 5:19 to go in the other half.

No one else at Ohio It’s always good to have a great achievement, but the best part was that we got to win today, Wesson said. “My teammates found me when I was open, I got a very open look just because they shot shots today.”

Senior guard CJ Jackson showed pain in his left arm throughout the game and went up slowly grimacing after suffering an injury in his previous game against Michigan State, and struggled to get much offense because of it.

Jackson went to the locker room by 15:38 to play, but returned before the time limit was over.

Senior guard completed with five points, making 2-by-8 from field and 1-by-5 ​​from 3, with two rebounds and two helping.

The first half was an ugly display of crimes from both teams.

Ohio State took a 24-20 lead during the break after holding Northwestern at 29.2 percent shooting, making 2-by-11 from 3. Buckeyes shot 37.5 percent in the opening half, joining the 2-by-2 12 from depth. [19659003] The two teams combined to score five points on 2-of-19 photography in the game’s first 7:21.

Wesson led the O hio state with a game high of nine points in the first half, while no one on the wild cats had more than four points.

Holtmann said he looked at the positive from the first half rather than the negative.

“We are by no means an offensive juggernaut, but I think giving their defense a little credit. I liked the quality of our shot,” says Holtmann. “We are careful where we are right now because of our law defense, honestly spoken, it has kept us in the game and given us a chance this season. “

Both teams made seven changes, with redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods either leading the team with three in the first half.

Woods finished the game with three Turnover for seven points in 30 minutes, Buckeyes only engaged in a total turnover during the second half of the year.

Ohio State moves toward Maryland on the road at 2 pm on Saturday.

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