COLUMBUS, Ohio — You’d have to go back three years to find a time that the Ohio State basketball team lost consecutive games in a single season. And after a 59-56 defeat at the hands of Michigan State on Saturday, the 14th-ranked Buckeyes (14-4, 4-2) made sure that streak stayed intact on Tuesday, with a 72-63 win over Iowa (13-6, 2-4).
“A win is a win in conference play,” OSU guard Aaron Craft said. “That was a big win for us to try to keep us in the hunt. We still have a lot of basketball to play. We’ve got to protect homecourt and yeah, we didn’t do it in the prettiest way, we didn’t finish the way we probably wanted to, but we got the win.”
Deshaun Thomas led the way for Ohio State, scoring 16 points in an effort that brought his streak of five consecutive games of scoring 20 or more points to an end. But in true Big Ten fashion, the Buckeyes won their latest battle ugly and with defense.
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