Ohio State Basketball: Buckeyes struggle again, lose 4th straight

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BLOOMINGTON, IN – JANUARY 11: Head coach Chris Holtmann of the Ohio State Buckeyes is seen during the second half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 11, 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The Ohio State Buckeyes were looking for their first win of the decade. However, they have now fallen in four straight games, this time to Indiana.

The 11th ranked Ohio State basketball team was looking for its first win since defeating the Kentucky Wildcats December 21st. Today was not the day as the Buckeyes lost to the unranked Indiana Hoosiers 66-54.

Indiana got off to a hot start with  Rob Phinisee hitting three-point jumpers, two Trayce Jackson-Davis layups and free throws.

The Buckeyes tied the game later on with a Luther Muhammad three and two D.J. Carton free throws.  The Buckeyes went into the half leading 34-31 and were hoping to build off that momentum.

That would not happen.  Indiana had a 12-0 run late in the second half thanks to layups by Devonte Green and Phinisee.

Kaleb Wesson drove in for a layup to make it a seven point game but Indiana answered back with a Green three with 2:52 to go in the game.

The Buckeyes fouled a couple of times putting Indiana in the Bonus hoping that the Hoosiers would miss their free throws.  They did not, and ended the game with a slam dunk with 10 seconds left, which Buckeye fans may call disrespectful.

Even though Indiana won, both teams had their share of turnovers and missed shots.  The biggest advantage for the Hoosiers was their free throw shooting and strong defense.

Now a look at the leading scorers for both teams.

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