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.