GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Ohio State 92, Penn State 82


(AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)

By TRAVIS JOHNSON
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - E.J. Liddell scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half and No. 4 Ohio State outlasted Penn State 92-82.

Duane Washington scored 21 points and C.J. Walker added 13 for the Buckeyes (18-4, 12-4 Big Ten), who used a 15-0 run midway through the second half to take control and win their seventh straight.

Myreon Jones led Penn State with 18 points. Izaiah Brockington and Seth Lundy each scored 12 points and Jamari Wheeler added 11 for the Nittany Lions (7-11, 4-10), who lost their third straight.

The Buckeyes led 47-43 at halftime after shooting 65% from the floor in the first half. They made nine straight baskets at one point, and six Buckeyes made shots in the opening 10 minutes.

But they were forced to play a smaller lineup for the early moments of the second half and fell behind after Lundy got hot. The Penn State forward made three 3-pointers in a 2:14 span to put the Nittany Lions up 59-51 with 14:53 to play.

But Washington picked up the pace as Liddell was sitting courtside in foul trouble. The Buckeyes' guard scored seven points in 1:24 and drained a 3-pointer to give Ohio State a 72-64 lead with 8:58 left.

Penn State cut the deficit to four with 5:10 remaining, but couldn't get any closer as the Buckeyes made nine of their final 11 free throws to close out the game.

TFebruary 18, 2021



Ohio State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Young F 31 3-7 2-2 0-1 1-2 5 2 2 0 2 8
E. Liddell F 28 8-12 5-7 2-2 2-5 2 1 0 2 4 23
J. Sueing F 22 1-2 4-6 0-1 1-6 0 0 0 1 0 6
J. Ahrens F 20 3-7 0-0 3-7 0-4 2 0 0 1 0 9
D. Washington Jr. G 29 6-9 5-5 4-5 0-3 1 0 0 2 2 21
C. Walker   30 4-7 4-4 1-2 1-3 7 0 0 1 3 13
M. Jallow   24 4-5 1-2 0-0 1-3 1 0 1 2 4 9
S. Towns   9 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-3 1 1 0 0 1 0
E. Brown III   4 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 1 0 0 1 3
Z. Key   4 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 2 3 0
M. Johnson Jr.   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Totals   202 30-53
(.566)
21-26
(.808)
11-20
(.550)
8-32 19 5 3 12 21 92


Penn State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Harrar F 21 4-8 1-2 0-0 2-5 2 0 1 0 5 9
I. Brockington G 36 5-11 2-2 0-2 1-2 7 1 0 0 2 12
J. Wheeler G 36 4-8 0-0 3-4 1-7 4 0 1 1 2 11
M. Jones G 32 4-9 7-8 3-5 1-2 1 0 2 2 0 18
M. Dread G 26 2-7 1-2 2-6 0-1 0 0 1 0 2 7
T. Buttrick   19 1-3 2-3 0-2 1-2 1 0 2 3 2 4
S. Lundy   19 4-8 0-1 4-7 1-4 0 1 0 3 3 12
S. Sessoms   12 3-6 3-3 0-2 1-2 1 0 0 1 4 9
Totals   201 27-60
(.450)
16-21
(.762)
12-28
(.429)
11-29 16 2 7 10 20 82

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