IN vs. Ohio State - 2/23/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lawrence Kim
February 24, 2018

They have been led all season by Keita Bates-Diop, who has averaged 19 points per game to go along with 8.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks.

Junior guard C.J. Jackson drained a long 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left in the second overtime to give No. 16 Ohio State an 80-78 victory over in on Friday in Big Ten play at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.

Junior forward Juwan Morgan scored 18 points for the Hoosiers (16-14, 9-9).

The second overtime was tightly contested, with the teams trading baskets until the final seconds.

In the second overtime, neither team led by more than one until Jackson's 3 erased Indiana's 78-77 lead.

"Tonight was very painful", coach Archie Miller said, addressing the crowd after the game. Also for our guys here in front of us (the seniors) who wanted a win, but it didn't happen. In the first extra period, neither team led by more than two and it ended in a 70-70 tie after Johnson made two free throws, with 7.8 seconds left. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 71.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 69.7 points on 43.7 percent shooting.

The Ohio State Buckeyes look a littel shaky to finish the regular season, losing their last two road games and only outscoring teams by 2.2 points in their last five games overall. The Hoosiers came away with the loss despite getting a season-high 20 points from Devonte Green.

Ohio State scored the first six points of the second half to take a 39-33 lead and later led by seven after Tate's layup with 16:05 to play. The Indiana Hoosiers have won five of their last seven home games.

"It's always been a dream of mine to play at a program like this", said Johnson, who then paused, choking up. IN has progressed steadily all season, understands what coach Archie Miller expects and have learned how to challenge everyone.

Johnson's fellow senior Collin Hartman summed up the evening succinctly.

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