1st Half Notes:
*Ross Marsden scored
*It's taking the players some time to adjust to depth perception of the larger arena. The first four minutes were pretty sloppy by both teams. Much like we saw during the women's game against UNI earlier.
*With 11:55 to go in the first half, Shawn Taggart scored 6 points in a 3 minute span, but he also gave up 4 points on the other end. That's why he's no longer in the ball game.
*With 11:28 to go Tasheed Carr had
a sick pass to Jiri Hubalek. Hubalek is quickly becoming a fan favorite at
*With 8 minutes to go in the
1st half Rahshon Clark threw down another one of his absolutely
ridiculous dunks. This one was on a fast break and honestly it wasn't that
impressive, except when
*Taggart lost responsibility on the zone rotation leaving an open 3. Too often he relaxes on defense.
*I know it seems like we're
talking a lot about Taggart but
*Rahshon Clark hit a buzzer beater
to end the 1st half and the
*Shawn Taggart leads
*Will Blalock and Jiri Hubalek both have 6 points at the half. Blalock also has 5 assists at the half.
*At the half,
*At the 17 minute mark of the
*With 15:13 to go in the
*With 15 minutes to go, Taggart was on the floor scrapping for a ball and I saw a grimace on his face. It looked like he may have aggravated his hip.
*With 13:55 to go, OSU has gone on a 16-6 run to start the 2nd half. The score is 48 to 45 in favor of OSU.
*With 10:02 to go, not a single person has sat down since Clark's dunk. I actually saw 2 kids in Cyclone Alley bowing to him.
*With 6:00 on the clock, ISU is up 8. Free throw shooting will be the key down the stretch. The Cyclones are shooting under 65 percent as a team this year.
*Taggart was benched after giving up four points in one minute. He has scored only 1 point since half.
*Those in attendance remembered to bring along their ability to give the officials the business. There's nothing like a house full of boo's after a tough call. I bet Paul McCartney didn't take that much heat at Wells Fargo.
* Under 4:00…..2 point game. It's Curtis Stinson time.
*13-4 run by the Bucks, they take a 2 point lead. ISU needs to develop a killer instinct.
FINAL SCORE: Ohio State 70 Iowa State 67
*Last four possessions for Iowa State….only one time did Stinson touch the ball. The time he touched it, he went to the line.
*Ohio State made 7 of 8 free throws down the stretch in a hostile environment. Good savvy ball club.
*Tough loss for ISU…they controlled the first 35 minutes, but couldn't close the deal. Come Big 12 time, this experience should come into play. But, this one should have been a W.
*Curtis Stinson had 17 points and was 6-17 from the field.
*Will Blalock had 10 points and 6 assists.
*Shawn Taggart had 13 points and 5 rebounds.
*Rahshon Clark had 11 points and 3 rebounds.
*Jiri Hubalek had 10 points and 6 rebounds.