No. 14 Ohio State Ruins No. 2 Indiana's Senior Night

Scott HenryFeatured ColumnistMarch 5, 2013

Ohio State 67, Indiana 58 (FINAL)

Indiana's Senior Night festivities took on a slightly melancholy tone, as Ohio State snatched a hard-fought victory at Bloomington's Assembly Hall.

Ohio State star Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten's leading scorer, had a subpar night by his lofty standards. Thomas knocked in 18 points on 6-of-17 shooting, but his supporting cast was the story.

Aaron Craft produced 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals on the night, and he was far from the only Buckeye making plays.

Sam Thompson, Evan Ravenel and Shannon Scott combined for 25 points themselves, with Scott adding three assists and four steals of his own.

IU's Victor Oladipo managed only seven points after being held scoreless in the first half. Cody Zeller, like Oladipo, missed a chunk of the first half with foul trouble, but rallied to produce 17 points.

Indiana drops to 13-4 in the Big Ten, a game ahead of the Buckeyes and 1.5 up on Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin. The potential remains for a four-way tie atop the conference if Indiana can't defeat Michigan at the Crisler Center Sunday.