At this stage in the season No. 23 Ohio State is in a position where they’re playing to get the best possible seed in the NCAA tournament, and their game against No. 6 Wisconsin this weekend will certainly have an impact. Wednesday night was more about avoiding a damaging loss, which is what the Buckeyes did by winning 77-67 at Penn State.
Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored a game-high 28 points to lead the way, with Jae’Sean Tate and Shannon Scott adding 13 apiece with Scott also tallying seven rebounds and seven assists. But the highlight of the game was provided by senior wing Sam Thompson, who managed to turn defense into immediate offense during the first half.
Defending the inbounds pass with the Buckeyes pressing full court, Thompson batted the pass into the air. Of course the ball hit high off the backboard and fell through the basket, essentially summing up the night for both teams.
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