Court Report: No. 3 Buckeyes host No. 20 Hawkeyes on Sunday at Value City Arena

On Sunday afternoon, the No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes host the No. 20 Iowa Hawkeyes. Tip-off at Value City Arena is scheduled for 1:37 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on your local CBS affiliate with Spero Dedes and former Buckeye Clark Kellogg. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is the flagship station for the 56 outlets on the Ohio State IMG Sports Network. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with analysis from Ron Stokes. The game can also be heard live via satellite on Sirius 93 and XM 190.

Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets in for a second half dunk next to Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 72-68 in overtime. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes gets in for a second half dunk next to Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans at the Jack T. Breslin Student Events Center on January 7, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State won the game 72-68 in overtime. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Buckeyes enter Sunday’s conference tilt with a 15-1 overall record and are 2-1 in Big Ten action with wins over Morgan State (89-50), Ohio (79-69), at then-No. 17 Marquette (52-35), American University (63-52), Wyoming (65-50), North Florida (99-64), Maryland (76-60), Central Connecticut State (74-56), Bryant (86-48), North Dakota State (79-62), Delaware (76-64), Notre Dame (64-61), Louisiana-Monroe (71-31), Purdue (78-69) and Nebraska (84-53). The lone loss was to No. 5 Michigan State, 72-68, in overtime last Tuesday.

In that game, Ohio State trailed 55-38 with 8:02 left to play, but outscored the Spartans 20-3 doing that stretch to force overtime.

During the extra five minutes of basketball, Michigan State guard Keith Appling drained a three-pointer with 29 seconds left that broke a 66-all tie.

Junior forward Sam Thompson scored 18 points for the Buckeyes, while freshman forward Marc Loving added 10.

Iowa is 13-3 overall and is also 2-1 in conference play with wins over North Carolina-Wilmington (82-39), Nebraska-Omaha (83-75), Maryland-Eastern Shore (109-63), Abilene Christian (103-41), Pennsylvania (86-55), Xavier (77-74, OT), UTEP (89-53), Notre Dame (98-93), Drake (83-66), Fairleigh Dickinson (92-59), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (86-61), Nebraska (67-57), and Northwestern (93-67). The three losses were to Villanova (88-83, OT), Iowa State (85-82), and Wisconsin (75-71).

In the Hawkeyes’ last game against Northwestern, junior forward Aaron White had 18 points and 10 rebounds, senior forward Melsahn Basabe added 16 points with 10 boards, and senior guard Devyn Marble scored 15 points in Iowa’s 93-67 win on Thursday.

The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series against the Buckeyes, 73-71, but Ohio State owns a 46-25 edge in Columbus. Thad Matta is 11-4 overall vs. the Hawks since taking over the Ohio State program in 2004-05. The Buckeyes have won the last eight games in the series, the longest winning streak over Iowa all-time.

2013-14 TEAM STATISTICS

NO. 3 OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
15-1, 2-1 Big Ten
OSU
OPP
Points Per Game
75.2
56.0
Field Goals Made-Att.
413-879
333-889
Field Goal Pct.
.470
.375
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
108-316
71-266
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.342
.267
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
6.8
4.4
Free Throws Made-Att.
269-392
159-237
Free Throw Pct.
.686
.671
FTs Made Per Game
16.8
9.9
Rebounds Per Game
37.1
34.1
Assists Per Game
13.5
8.3
Turnovers Per Game
11.0
15.3
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
1.2
0.5
Steals Per Game
7.4
3.2
Blocks Per Game
4.9
2.6

NO. 20 IOWA HAWKEYES
13-3, 2-1 Big Ten
IOWA
OPP
Points Per Game
86.5
65.7
Field Goals Made-Att.
468-985
365-1003
Field Goal Pct.
.475
.364
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
96-251
106-381
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.382
.278
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
6.0
6.6
Free Throws Made-Att.
352-489
215-325
Free Throw Pct.
.720
.662
FTs Made Per Game
22.0
13.4
Rebounds Per Game
45.1
35.2
Assists Per Game
17.6
11.8
Turnovers Per Game
12.0
14.1
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
1.5
0.8
Steals Per Game
7.4
6.4
Blocks Per Game
5.7
2.9
PROBABLE LINEUPS & INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. MPG PPG RPG APG FG% 3FG% FT%
C 23 Amir Williams 6-11 250 Jr. 24.5 9.6 6.8 0.4 .659 .000 .661
F 10 LaQuinton Ross 6-8 220 Jr. 25.2 13.1 5.8 0.6 .427 .400 .696
G 32 Lenzelle Smith Jr. 6-4 210 Sr. 27.0 12.4 5.1 1.6 .489 .373 .768
G 4 Aaron Craft 6-2 195 Sr. 34.1 9.3 3.4 5.0 .476 .250 .726
G 3 Shannon Scott 6-1 185 Jr. 28.2 8.7 4.3 4.0 .472 .327 .676
Key Reserves:
F 12 Sam Thompson 6-7 200 Jr. 22.8 7.6 3.3 0.9 .427 .281 .667
F 2 Marc Loving 6-7 215 Fr. 13.6 7.0 2.5 0.4 .425 .286 .833
G 33 Amedeo Della Valle 6-5 190 So. 13.2 5.2 2.1 0.4 .380 .367 .611
IOWA HAWKEYES
Pos. No. Name Ht. Wt. Cl. MPG PPG RPG APG FG% 3FG% FT%
C 34 Adam Woodbury 7-1 240 So. 16.4 5.9 4.1 1.1 .521 .000 .724
F 1 Melsahn Basabe 6-7 220 Sr. 18.6 7.6 6.6 0.1 .548 .000 .617
F 30 Aaron White 6-9 220 Jr. 25.2 13.4 6.6 2.2 .652 .273 .846
G 4 Devyn Marble 6-6 200 Sr. 26.8 16.0 3.6 3.4 .417 .379 .644
G 10 Mike Gesell 6-1 190 So. 21.3 6.6 2.0 3.8 .389 .368 .607
Key Reserves:
F 20 Jarrod Uthoff 6-8 208 So. 20.5 10.3 6.1 0.9 .568 .524 .836
F 15 Zach McCabe 6-7 235 Sr. 16.3 7.6 3.3 0.9 .418 .386 .733
C 0 Gabriel Olaseni 6-10 225 Jr. 15.7 6.2 5.2 0.6 .444 .000 .714