Indiana vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview

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Indiana vs. Ohio State: Full Game Preview
(1) Indiana
(20-3, 6-1 away)
(10) Ohio State
(17-5, 13-1 home)
Venue: Value City Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, February 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Indiana C Zeller 16.2 C Zeller 8.3 K Ferrell 4.5
Ohio State D Thomas 19.9 D Thomas 6.1 A Craft 4.5

On Sunday, No. 10 Ohio State welcomes No. 1 Indiana at Value City Arena. It gets started at 1 p.m. EST and you can catch it on CBS. The Buckeyes are 7-1 against the Hoosiers over the last four years. The last time they played they won 80-63 on Jan. 15, 2012.

Ohio State is in fifth place in the conference, Indiana is in second place.

In their last outing, despite 17 points from Deshaun Thomas, the Buckeyes fell to Michigan 76-74 on Feb. 5. He paces the team in points per game with 19.9, and rebounds per game with 6.1. For the Hoosiers, Cody Zeller put up 14 points and 9 rebounds in the 74-72 loss to Illinois on Feb. 7. He contributes a team-leading 16.2 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 1.3 blocks per game. Areas of strength for Indiana include: free throw rate at 48.3 percent, effective field goal percentage at 57.0 percent, and offensive rebounding percentage at 40.2 percent.

Indiana StatSmack

  • The Ohio State scoring leader (Deshaun Thomas, 437 points) has more points than the Indiana scoring leader (Cody Zeller, 372 points).
  • Deshaun Thomas is ranked 23rd nationally in points and 6th in the Big Ten in three-pointers.
  • Ohio State has a stronger schedule than Indiana this season (SOS Rank: No. 22 vs. No. 28).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Ohio State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (962 to 952) than Indiana, per the NCAA.
  • Amir Williams is ranked 4th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Ohio State has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Indiana ($18,426 vs. $25,522).
  • AP voters think more highly of Ohio State and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Indiana (124 vs. 76).
  • The Ohio State blocks leader (Amir Williams, 38 blocks) has more blocks than the Indiana blocks leader (Cody Zeller, 30 blocks).
  • Aaron Craft is ranked 3rd in the Big Ten in assists and 3rd in the Big Ten in steals.
  • Ohio State has an average margin of victory of 9 over Indiana in 26 wins since 1980.
  • That must sting. Ohio State has blown out Indiana by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2008.
IU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Cody Zeller 29 16 8 1 1 1 2
A- Victor Oladipo 28 14 6 2 2 1 2
B+ C. Watford 27 13 7 1 1 0 2
B Jordan Hulls 29 11 3 3 1 0 1
B Kevin Ferrell 28 8 3 4 1 0 2
B- Will Sheehey 22 10 4 1 1 0 1
C Remy Abell 14 5 2 1 0 0 1
C J. Hollowell 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
C- A. Etherington 7 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Maurice Creek 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
C- Derek Elston 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ H. Mosquera-Perea 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Taylor Wayer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeff Howard 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Raphael Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Peter Jurkin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Deshaun Thomas 35 20 6 2 1 0 2
B Aaron Craft 33 9 4 5 2 0 2
B L. Smith Jr. 28 10 5 2 1 0 2
C+ Sam Thompson 24 7 3 1 1 1 1
C+ Shannon Scott 20 5 2 4 2 0 1
C+ Amir Williams 17 4 4 0 0 2 1
C+ Evan Ravenel 18 6 5 0 0 1 1
C+ LaQuinton Ross 17 8 3 1 0 0 2
C A. Della Valle 8 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Jake Lorbach 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Trey McDonald 8 1 1 0 0 0 0

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