Iona vs. Ohio State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Iona vs. Ohio State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iona 70
(20-14, 5-9 away)
(7) Ohio State 95
(27-7, 16-2 home)
Venue: University of Dayton Arena
7:15PM ET / 4:15PM PT, March 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iona 33 37 70
Ohio State 43 52 95
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iona T Sledge 20 T Ridley 8 D Laury 5
Ohio State D Thomas 24 S Thompson 10 S Scott 10

On Friday, Mar. 22, No. 15-seeded Iona was easily defeated by No. 2-seeded Ohio State 95-70 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Gaels got 17 points and six rebounds (4 Ast 3 Stl) from Sean Armand. Tavon Sledge had a career-high 20 points and added three rebounds. Sam Thompson got a double-double for the Buckeyes on a career-high 20 points and 10 rebounds. Iona closes out the season with a 20-14 record. The Gaels got to the NCAA Tournament as the MAAC champion after beating Manhattan 60-57 in the conference championship. In the regular season, they finished fourth in the MAAC with an 11-7 record in conference play.

Iona Game Notes

  • Prior to this game, Iona played six Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 0-6.
  • The Gaels have lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after having a three-point percentage of 21.4 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records 95 or more total points this season, Iona has lost 100 percent of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition records 44 or more rebounds this season, Iona has lost 83 percent of the time (1-5).
  • When the opposition records 20 or more free throws made this season, Iona has lost 80 percent of the time (1-4).
  • The Gaels set a season high for turnovers (19).
  • The last time Iona recorded at least 19 turnovers was Dec 29, 2011 against Hofstra.
  • The top two scorers (Tavon Sledge and Sean Armand) accounted for 52.8 percent of the points.
  • Taaj Ridley has led the team in rebounding in eight out of 34 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Tavon Sledge's career.
  • David Laury has six straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for David Laury.

Ohio State Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Deshaun Thomas and Sam Thompson) accounted for 46.3 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Sam Thompson and LaQuinton Ross) accounted for 40.9 percent of the rebounds.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (22) than the starters (19).
  • Deshaun Thomas has led the team in scoring 26 times in 34 games this season.
  • This marks the 26th 20-point game of Deshaun Thomas's career.
  • Deshaun Thomas has 34 straight double-digit point games.
  • Deshaun Thomas set a career high with a 100 percent three-point percentage.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of Sam Thompson's career.
  • Sam Thompson recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
  • Sam Thompson set career highs with 20 points, 10 rebounds, and seven defensive rebounds.
  • This game was the second double-digit assist game of Shannon Scott's career.
  • Shannon Scott set a career high with 10 assists.
IONA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ASean Armand351764302
ATavon Sledge382032010
B+David Laury261485106
CTaaj Ridley26880004
CN. Moikubo7021010
D+Lamont Jones32900004
DTre Bowman24230002
-DaShawn Gomez4010000
-Curtis Dennis4000000
-DeSean Anderson3011001
OSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Evan Ravenel131140131
A+Sam Thompson2720102112
A+Deshaun Thomas302432000
AShannon Scott257710012
B+LaQuinton Ross20781002
BAaron Craft27417602
BL. Smith Jr.251231001
C+Trey McDonald8510000
C+Amir Williams14220020
CA. Della Valle6211000
-Alex Rogers3001000

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