Live Basketblog: No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. No. 20 Iowa Hawkeyes

#20 IOWA
14-3, 3-1 Big Ten
15-2, 2-2 Big Ten

3:38 PM

Final from Value City Arena: Iowa 84, Ohio State 74.

3:21 PM

3:57 to go in the second half: Iowa 68, Ohio State 65. Buckeyes are letting this game slip away.

3:13 PM

6:44 to go in the second half: Ohio State 62, Iowa 62. Buckeyes need a big run starting now.

3:03 PM

10:01 to go in the second half: Ohio State 57, Iowa 55. Marc Loving going to the line for the and-one after the media timeout. Iowa has netted three-straight three-pointers to get back into the game.

2:48 PM

15:46 to go in the second half, Buckeyes still up 45-41.

2:44 PM

16:29 to go in the second half: Ohio State 45, Iowa 41. The Hawkeyes call a timeout after a dunk from Smith Jr.

2:33 PM

Buckeyes are 13-of-29 (44.8%) from the field, 2-of-8 (25.0%) from three point range, and 7-of-10 (70.0%) from the free throw line. Hawkeyes are 17-of-36 (47.2%) from the floor, 1-of-7 (14.3%) from beyond the arc, and 2-of-2 (100.%) from the charity stripe. Iowa is also outrebounding Ohio State, 20-16.

2:30 PM

The Hawkeyes are led by Devyn Marble who has 12 points.

2:29 PM

LaQuinton Ross leads the Buckeyes with 10 points. Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Sam Thompson both have 8.

2:21 PM

Halftime: Iowa 37, Ohio State 35.

2:15 PM

Iowa calls a timeout after Sam Thompson’s thunderdunk. Ohio State up 32-31 with 2:27 left in the first half.

2:12 PM

3:54 left in the first half: Iowa 29, Ohio State 26, Hawkeyes now on an 8-2 run of their own.

2:03 PM

7:41 left in the first half: Ohio State 23, Iowa 21. Buckeyes on an 8-2 run with Sam Thompson going to the line to shoot 2 free throws after the media timeout.

1:55 PM

11:04 left in the first half: Iowa 19, Ohio State 15. Shot selection has been pretty poor for the Buckeyes. OSU just 5-of-13 from the field. Smith Jr. with 8 points. Defense has to get better, too. Iowa is 9-of-15 from the floor.

1:44 PM

15:58 left in the first half: Iowa 10, Ohio State 9. Quick pace to the game so far. Lenzelle Smith Jr. with 6 points.

1:34 PM

Hawkeye starting five: Adam Woodbury, Melsahn Basabe, Aaron White, Devyn Marble, and Mike Gesell.

1:31 PM

Buckeye starting five: Aaron Craft, Lenzelle Smith Jr., Shannon Scott, LaQuinton Ross and Amir WIlliams.

1:29 PM

Buckeye basketball will tip-off in about 8 minutes.

About Matt Barker

Matt Barker began blogging on the Buckeyes for the web site,, back during Ohio State's championship year of 2002. Going out on his own, Mr. Barker began Buckeye Banter in August of 2003, now in its 10th year.