Ohio State vs. Iowa: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Zach DirlamSenior Analyst IIFebruary 4, 2014

USA Today

Ohio State 76, Iowa 69 - Final Score

Four starters scored at least 12 points and Shannon Scott added 11 points off the bench to lead Ohio State to an upset victory over No. 17 Iowa, which kept its slim hopes of winning the Big Ten Conference alive. The Buckeyes also shot 51 percent from the field, while the Hawkeyes shot just 45 percent and were 3-of-20 from beyond the arc.

Senior guard Aaron Craft had the best all-around night for Ohio State. The Findlay, Ohio native scored 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting, dished out six assists and came away with six steals. Amir Williams and Lenzelle Smith Jr. finished with 12 points apiece and LaQuinton Ross poured in 13 points.

Iowa dominated the glass with 15 offensive rebounds, but its poor shooting from three-point range proved to be too much to overcome. Stars Roy Devyn Marble and Aaron White combined for just 18 points and were only 7-of-20 from the field.

The victory keeps Ohio State within four games of Big Ten co-leaders Michigan and Michigan State, while Iowa falls three games behind with its most difficult stretch of the season just beginning.