Indiana shuts down No. 13 OSU

Indiana forward Jordan Geronimo (22) defends against Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
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Indiana forward Jordan Geronimo (22) defends against Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell (32) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Credit: Doug McSchooler

Credit: Doug McSchooler

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana used stifling defense down the stretch to pull away for a 68-51 victory over No. 13 Ohio State on Thursday night.

Jackson-Davis made 11 of 17 from the field for the Hoosiers (11-3, 2-2 Big Ten), who went on a 13-0 run while holding Ohio State without a field goal for more than five minutes.

Malaki Branham led the Buckeyes (9-3, 3-1) with 13 points, and E.J. Liddell scored 11.

Ohio State was held to 30.8% shooting and committed 15 turnovers, including five in the last 6:41. The Hoosiers held a 41-33 rebounding edge.

Indiana shot 41% but made only 2 of 15 3-point attempts as it bounced back from a loss at Penn State on Sunday.

Ohio State kept it close for much of the second half, and Meechie Johnson Jr.’s 3-pointer cut Indiana’s lead to 52-48 with 6:41 left. But Ohio State only made one basket the rest of the game.

Xavier Johnson hit a pull-up jumper with 5 seconds left in the first half to give the Hoosiers a 33-30 lead. That was his only basket of the game. Jackson-Davis scored 16 points in the first half.

TIP-INS

Ohio State: Former Indiana player Joey Brunk, who sat out last season with the Hoosiers after back surgery, scored six points, all in the first half.

Indiana: Trey Galloway returned to action for the first time since breaking his left wrist on Nov. 17. He had eight points and two steals.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Buckeyes with likely drop several spots after a 16-point loss to an unranked foe, although Indiana was a one-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Hosts Northwestern on Sunday.

Indiana: Hosts Minnesota on Sunday.

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