Field Goal %
- WICH 37.3
- 31.1 OSU
Three Point %
- WICH 40.0
- 20.0 OSU
- WICH 12
- 9 OSU
- WICH 46
- 40 OSU
- Los Angeles, California 90185
- Line: OSU -6.5
- 0th Half
Ohio State scored 6 points off 12 Wichita State turnovers Saturday, tied for its fewest points off turnovers in a game this season (scored six on Mar. 17 vs Wisconsin). The Buckeyes scored 0.50 points for every turnover forced Saturday, their lowest turnover score efficiency in any game this season.
Deshaun Thomas attempted a field goal on nearly half of his offensive touches Saturday. Thomas passed the ball nine times on 23 first-half touches, including zero passes and seven shot attempts in the final 9:13 of the half. Thomas finished the game with two more turnovers than assists.
Wichita State held Ohio State to 66 points on 70 possessions Saturday, the third time in four tournament games the Shockers have held their opponents under one point per possession. The Shockers are now 23-1 when they hold their opponents under one point per possession this season. Wichita State blocked nine shots against Ohio State, tied for its second most in a game this season, and held the Buckeyes to under 50 percent shooting in the paint. The Shockers blocked 14.8 percent of Ohio State's field goal attempts, their fifth-highest block percentage this season. Carl Hall had six blocks and blocked 14.6 percent of the Buckeyes' shots while he was on the court.
ISU Head Coach Steve Prohm says ball movement as well as good shots have helped ISU build their lead at the half.
Damonte Dodd and Melo Trimble connect perfectly dissecting the Northwestern defense in the first half.
Kentucky Sports Radio's Matt Jones joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the Wildcats' recent win over the Volunteers and what it means for their season.