Indiana blows out Ohio State 85-60

Strong effort on both ends of the court gives Indiana its ninth-straight win, fourth-straight in Big Ten.

Indiana made history before a nationally televised audience Sunday afternoon. 

The Hoosiers blew out Ohio State 85-60 at Assembly Hall, earning their ninth straight win overall and fourth-straight Big Ten game. The four-game conference win streak is a first for Indiana in the Tom Crean era. 

A quick 10-0 run got Indiana (14-3, 4-0 Big Ten) off to a fast start, propelled by junior forward Troy Williams. Williams scored seven of Indiana's first 12 points and finished with a team-high 23, tying his career-high set against Georgetown last season. 

A 21-4 run to close out the first half gave the Hoosiers a 30-point halftime lead. They led by as many as 36 over the course of the game. 

What allowed Indiana to be so successful on offense was how well it took care of the basketball. 

Indiana had just five at halftime and finished with 11, its second-fewest number of turnovers committed in a single-game this season. More impressive was the fact that Williams, senior guard Yogi Ferrell and sophomore guard Robert Johnson combined for just five. 

Johnson himself had just one, which gave him confidence on offense. Entering Sunday's game, Johnson was just 2-of-14 from the field in Big Ten play and hadn't made a single 3-pointer. Against Ohio State (11-6, 3-1), he was 4-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, finishing with 11 points. 

The Buckeyes didn't have the same success offensively. They missed five of the first six shot attempts as Indiana made its 10-0 run, and finished the game shooting 35 percent from the field.

Outside of junior guard JaQuan Lyle's game-high 29 points, Ohio State struggled to score as no other Buckeye finished with double-digits in scoring. Lyle shot 11-of-20 from the field, while his teammates shot a combined 11-of-36. 

Turnovers were about even, but the difference was the points off those mistakes. Indiana had 18 points off 14 Ohio State turnovers, while the Buckeyes had just 10 points off 12 Indiana turnovers. 

Indiana takes its win streak into Minnesota this Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. conference road matchup. Top Stories