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

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Iowa State vs. Ohio State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Iowa State 75
(23-12, 4-7 away)
(7) Ohio State 78
(28-7, 16-2 home)
Venue: University of Dayton Arena
12:15PM ET / 9:15AM PT, March 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Iowa State 36 39 75
Ohio State 38 40 78
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State K Lucious 19 M Ejim 11 K Lucious 4
Ohio State D Thomas 22 D Thomas 5 A Craft 6

On Sunday, Mar. 24, Ohio State turned the ball over just nine times and narrowly beat the Cyclones 78-75 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Aaron Craft led the Buckeyes and put up 18 points in 40 minutes. Deshaun Thomas had a game-high 22 points and added five rebounds. Melvin Ejim got a double-double for the Cyclones on 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Buckeyes have now won 10 games straight. Iowa State wraps up the season with a 23-12 record. The Cyclones got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Kansas 88-73 in the Big 12 Tournament In the regular season, they finished fourth in the Big 12 with an 11-7 conference record. Iowa State defeated No. 7-seeded Notre Dame 76-58 in the second round. Ohio State (28-7, 13-5 Big Ten) faces off against No. 6-seeded Arizona (27-7, 12-6 Pac-12) in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday, Mar. 28.

Ohio State Game Notes

  • Ohio State started 28-7 during the 2011 and 2009 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Iowa State extended the Ohio State winning streak to 10 games.
  • The Buckeyes have won three close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Ohio State is 25-23 in close games.
  • The Buckeyes have won every game this season (8-0) after recording 78 or more total points.
  • Ohio State has won every game this season (6-0) when its three-point percentage has been 50.0 percent or better.
  • Ohio State has won 87 percent of the time this season (13-2) after committing nine or fewer turnovers.
  • OSU has won 96 percent of the time this season (26-1) when opponents record 23 or fewer field goals made.
  • This season Ohio State has won 75 percent of the time (9-3) when Deshaun Thomas has 22 points or more, 100 percent of the time (4-0) when Sam Thompson plays 31 minutes or more, and 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Aaron Craft has five field goals made or more.
  • OSU set a season low for rebounds (22).
  • The Buckeyes have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past eight games.
  • The top two scorers (Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft) accounted for 51.2 percent of the points.
  • Deshaun Thomas has led the team in scoring 27 times and in rebounding 17 times in 35 games this season.
  • This marks the 27th 20-point game of Deshaun Thomas's career.
  • Deshaun Thomas has 35 straight double-digit point games.

Iowa State Game Notes

  • The Cyclones have lost six times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Iowa State is 22-27 in close games.
  • The top two scorers (Korie Lucious and Will Clyburn) accounted for 48.0 percent of the points.
  • Melvin Ejim accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Korie Lucious has led the team in scoring five times in 35 games this season.
  • Melvin Ejim has led the team in rebounding 25 times in 35 games this season.
  • Melvin Ejim recorded the 31st double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Melvin Ejim has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Melvin Ejim recorded a double-double. It was his 15th this season and 22nd of his career.
  • Korie Lucious set a career high with five three-pointers.
ISU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMelvin Ejim3810114203
ATyrus McGee261460100
B+Korie Lucious371924005
B+Will Clyburn391742003
BGeorges Niang33872103
BChris Babb15532001
C-Anthony Booker6210000
-Bubu Palo7010001
OSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAaron Craft401816203
ADeshaun Thomas382250203
ALaQuinton Ross211721012
BSam Thompson31732200
BShannon Scott25633100
CL. Smith Jr.23620000
D+Evan Ravenel13120010
-Amir Williams9120001

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