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Ohio State 67, Rutgers 66

(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

By JACOB BENGE
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tanner Holden made a 3-pointer as time expired to give No. 25 Ohio State a 67-66 victory over Rutgers 67-66.

Rutgers' Clifford Omoruyi blocked Brice Sensbaugh's shot with nine seconds left, and the Scarlet Knights led by three with seven seconds to go.

Bruce Thornton made a pair of free throws to pull the Buckeyes within one with five seconds left, and Caleb McConnell then made of one of two for Rutgers.

Thornton assisted on Holden's winner - his lone basket of the game.

Zed Key had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio State (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten).

Omoruyi scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half for Rutgers (6-3, 1-1). Aundre Hyatt added 13 points and Cam Spencer had 11.

STATUS REPORT

Guards Eugene Brown III and Isaac Likekele were unavailable for the Buckeyes. Brown remains in concussion protocol and Likekele is tending to a personal matter.

BIG PICTURE

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights gave up field goals at a 46% clip, just a game after holding then-No. 10 Indiana to 30.4% in a 63-48 victory Saturday.

Ohio State: Without assists leader Likekele, Thornton spread the ball around and had five assists. The Buckeyes managed 14 assists.

December 8, 2022


Rutgers
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Hyatt F 28 6-12 0-0 1-4 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 13
M. Mag F 27 1-4 0-0 1-3 1-6 4 1 0 1 4 3
C. Omoruyi C 29 7-10 2-4 0-1 2-8 0 2 0 4 4 16
C. McConnell G 37 2-6 1-2 0-2 1-3 2 0 1 2 2 5
C. Spencer G 29 5-8 0-0 1-2 0-1 5 0 2 1 1 11
P. Mulcahy   27 3-6 2-2 1-2 0-4 2 0 3 4 2 9
D. Simpson   13 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 4
A. Woolfolk   7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 2 2
D. Reiber   3 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Totals   200 28-54
(.519)
5-8
(.625)
5-17
(.294)
6-27 14 4 7 13 19 66


Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Sueing F 35 4-12 0-0 1-2 3-4 3 0 2 4 1 9
Z. Key F 33 9-12 3-6 1-2 7-14 2 1 0 2 3 22
B. Sensabaugh F 31 5-11 0-0 3-4 0-2 1 1 2 1 4 13
B. Thornton G 39 3-9 3-4 1-4 0-4 5 0 2 3 2 10
S. McNeil G 30 3-6 0-0 1-3 0-1 2 1 0 2 0 7
T. Holden   15 1-3 0-0 1-2 0-2 1 0 0 1 1 3
R. Gayle Jr.   10 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-2 0 0 0 1 2 2
F. Okpara   7 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 1
Totals   200 26-56
(.464)
7-12
(.583)
8-19
(.421)
13-35 14 3 6 14 15 67
Officials: Larry Scirotto, Kipp Kissinger, Roger Ayers




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