Miles Bridges and Joshua Langford scored 17 points apiece for Michigan State. In just seven months, Holtmann has done just that-and then some.
Arizona State ended its two-game skid as Shannon Evans scored 22 points to lead the fourth-ranked Sun Devils past Utah 80-77. The mistake-prone Spartans (15-2, 3-1) lost for the first time in the last 15 games, dating to a seven-point loss to Duke on November 14. No. 13/12 Purdue picked up two Big Ten wins this past week with an 82-51 result over Rutgers and a 74-62 victory against Nebraska.
It was the fact that Ohio State was fueled by the vigor of the crowd and MSU had nothing to respond with.
The 12-0 run for Ohio State at the end of the first half included a critical technical foul on Izzo, and the coach was placing plenty of blame on himself.
Dakich was quite happy following the shot, as he should have been. Among the other notables, IN has a new career scoring leader as Tyra Buss reached the milestone with 27 points IN a 77-74 loss at Penn State on Tuesday. Zach Brown had 13 points for Wichita State (13-2, 3-0 American Athletic Conference). "Our game plan was to dig off the bigs, and trap anybody in the post".
"If there was a positive for me with us it was that Nick was 10 times better than previous year", Izzo said. We only had four points off the bench. Averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.2 assists, Jackson is proving an all-around player despite a 6-foot-1, 175 LBS frame.
Keita Bates-Diop erupted for 32 points for Ohio State, strengthening his early bid for Big Ten player of the year honors.
Considering the depths of despair the program endured over the last couple of seasons with bad losses and indifferent play from guys who would transfer, move on or get kicked out, it was.
Over the past few seasons, with so much talent on the edge of the Buckeyes" vaunted defensive line, Ohio State has employed the unorthodox "rushmen' package in obvious passing situations; namely third down and long.
The Spartans, who came in leading the nation with a 53.3 field goal percentage, shot just 39 percent for the game and committed a dozen turnovers. He had 17 points but shot just 7-of-19 from the floor.
In its second true road game, Michigan State didn't respond well to a run by its opponent. Tate thanked Holtmann and the head coach's game plan for shutting down Ward offensively. The Jayhawks also lack a surefire National Basketball Association draft pick on their roster for the first time in awhile. It was great coaching by Coach (Chris) Holtmann.
Prediction: Sparty's looked invincible over the last month. On Sunday, the Buckeyes weren't about to let the sophomore beat them, making it hard for him to get the ball on the block and routinely double-teaming him when he did. If this applies to you, change your lens, because these Buckeyes are here to win.
"It is surreal at times for sure". Unfortunately, winning on the road in conference play isn't easy, especially when you're the No. 1 team in the country, getting everyone's best shot. No. 25 Penn State scored a 194.275-192.900 victory over No. 35 Eastern Michigan.
(10) OHIO STATE 78, (22) MI 71: Kelsey Mitchell scored 37 points, carrying the Buckeyes (15-2, 4-0 Big Ten) to an overtime victory at MI (13-4, 2-2). The whole second half felt the way Ohio State basketball used to feel, when the Buckeyes routinely made Sweet 16s.
While the casual Ohio State fan may be remiss to follow the team thanks to failings of recent seasons, this team is legit. We [did that when we] had an opportunity on a power play once or twice and that can't happen, but I like the resilience of our team. "I can't say enough about the crowd and the atmosphere was outstanding".