There were several key plays and factors that led to IU's win. Here's a detailed look at three of them.
1. YOGI's LAYUP: Seems fairly simple, and it is, but Yogi Ferrell's layup at the 6:59 mark of the first half was a huge play. Indiana trailed 20-12 at the time, and was really struggling to get anything going offensively. The Hoosiers had 12 points in more than 13 minutes, and were in danger of being put away early. But Ferrell's layup started a quick 16-0 run for the Hoosiers that put them in the driver's seat.
2. LAQUINTON's TECHNICAL: At the 4:06 mark of the first half, Ohio State's LaQuinton Ross and Indiana's Austin Etherington pushed and shoved each other, resulting in a technical foul on Ross. He got two fouls on the play, and would end up fouling out of the game in the second. Ross finished with 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting and was really having his way in the final half before fouling out.
NOTE: Etherington may not be bringing a ton to the table in terms of offensive production, but he's carved out a nice role for himself on this team and clearly gets into the heads of the opposition. For the second game in a row, Etherington has caused an opponent to lose his temper and retaliate. On Thursday, it resulted in a flagrant one (that should have been a flagrant two) on Iowa's Adam Woodbury, and on Sunday it resulted in a technical on Ross. You've got to love that.
3. EVAN's 3: I've been Evan Gordon's biggest critic all year long, and I still don't think he brings a ton to the table for IU. But he was huge on Sunday. With IU only up a point midway through the second half, Gordon buried a 3-pointer, which was followed by a 3 from Will Sheehey. The Buckeyes never seriously threatened again.