Ohio State v. Iowa Score, Takeoways: Past No. 4 bookies in the clash of Luca Garza Power No. 9H Haw Keys Top-10

His defense has been to beat No. 9 Iowa this season, who entered No. 80 nationally in balanced defensive efficiency at Canpom with No. 4 Ohio State in Sunday’s game. To put it more simply, hockey started his game at the 248th place in the bookies nationally, with a score of 73 73 per game. No. Mee was defeated by a 22-point weakness over Michigan.

But the Hawkeyes were outscored by Ohio State with a 53-57 win, showing that they could play a little bit of defense after all. The Buccaneers (18-7, 12-7 Big Ten) entered the NCAA Tournament as the projected No. 1 seed, but failed to reach 60 points for the first time this season against an Iowa team that has now won five of its last six. Games.

When they met earlier this month, Ohio State won 89-85, but the Hawkeyes (18-7, 12-6) looked like a different team this time around. Iowa hosted Ohio State in just 5-of-17 shooting from a 3-point range after dropping 14 trays in the first meeting. Iowa also kept Ohio State star EJ Liddell without a basket at 13:35 last. Liddell leads Ohio State with 15 points. Luca Garza, Maywhill, led the Hawkeys with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and was assisted by a 19-point performance from the same Wiscomp.

The win will see the Hawkeys fight for a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament starting March 10 in Indianapolis. With games against Nebraska and Wisconsin on Thursday and Sunday, Iowa could strengthen its position for the event. Ohio State’s final scheduled regular season game is in a late-season showdown against Illinois on Saturday that could include it in the final No. 1 seed race in the NCAA Tournament.

Bookies reeling

There is no shame in losing against Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa, as Ohio State has done in its last three games. It’s just life in the most brutal conference of college basketball’s. But Buccaneer’s latest slide time is ideal with postseason looming. This is a team that Jan. And won 10 of 11 games between February. Thanks to the high-powered offense, and that hot draw Buckeyes got the projected No. 1 seed line. There is no doubt that this team is moving towards a favorable position in the Big Dance, but it is hard to imagine supporting Ohio State in the No. 1 seed.

The current slide puts a heavy emphasis on the next Illinois game. Ohio State won the first meeting-87-81, but Illini won 10 to 9 and is currently playing clear basketball, even though star guard Ayo Dosonmu recently kicked out with a broken nose.

Iowa’s second star

Wisekamp has been the second consecutive Iowa scorer behind Garza this season, and the team looked unbeaten on Sunday with both clicks at the same time on the boundary. The two combined made 17 of 29 attempts, including 12 shots from a 3-point range. Wiskempe made just 2 of 10 attempts over Iowa’s previous two games before Sunday, but a return to his form against the Buckeyes was a great reminder that his team is best when they are not a one-man band. When Wiskamp hits, it prevents opponents from crashing into Garza and opens the floor for the entire offense.

Life without Nang

The Hawkeyes learned on Friday that backup center Jack Nunge will miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in the loss to Michigan on Thursday. The 6-foot-11 junior is the team’s main bench scorer, and his recent setback in an injured career could hit Iowa’s morale.

Instead, Iowa got the challenge of playing without him. Freshman forward Keegan Murray averaged 16.3 minutes per game, but he averaged 21 lbs on Sunday and made some impressive contributions with eight points, five rebounds, two steels and a block. Garza also played minutes played minutes, the most logged in the game after playing 39 losing matches at Minnesota on Christmas Day. Playing without a nugget is becoming a challenge, but Iowa has shown that it can only be achieved by penalizing.