Indiana Basketball: Hoosiers’ energy prevails in big win over Ohio State

The Indiana basketball program had a huge win over No. 11 Ohio State at Assembly Hall, improving to 13-3 on the season.

It was a game highlighted by the energy and effort as the Indiana basketball program took down No. 11 Ohio State at home, 66-54.

Archie Miller, who was adamant about changing up the lineup and rotation, brought Devonte Green off of the bench and started Rob Phinisee. That slight change ignited the entire team as energy was at an all-time high for the Hoosiers.

Getting off to a hot start, the Hoosiers barely let Ohio State get comfortable on the offensive end as the Buckeyes shot just 32.7 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers on the game.

The change to the lineup not only helped the effort but also both guards. Devonte Green led the Hoosiers with 19 points and five rebounds, while Rob Phinisee chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds.

A game in which the Hoosiers would be tasked with defending Kaleb Wesson, both Trayce Jackson-Davis and Joey Brunk were in foul trouble most of the second half but held Wesson to just 11 points on 3-of-11 from the field and four turnovers.

Despite shooting just 55.6 percent from the free throw line, Indiana attempted 36 free throws, making just 20.

DJ Carton came into the game as one of the most explosive freshmen in the country but struggled the entire game, coughing up the ball seven times.

Andre Wesson led the Buckeyes with 15 points and seven rebounds.

Indiana now moves to 13-3 on the season and gets a much-needed win to move up the Big Ten rankings, and get some confidence after a lackluster effort in the past few games.

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The Hoosiers return to action on Wednesday as they travel to Rutgers at 7 pm.

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