Buckeyes Dominate Iowa in the Second, Win 76-47

Written January 7th, 2012 by Joe Dexter

It was more of the same for the #7 ranked Ohio State Buckeyes early Saturday afternoon, in their 76-47 victory against Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye arena.

The Buckeyes had five turnovers in the first ten minutes, sunk deep into foul trouble, and watched their senior leader go 0-10 from the field in the first half. Thanks to the play of Jared Sullinger early, Ohio State was able to keep afloat early. His 15 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in the first half that kept the Buckeyes in the game.

But it was the athletic ability of Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson and J.D. Weatherspoon that got the lethargic Buckeyes over the top and holding the lead for good midway in the first.

Shannon Scott, who played plenty of minutes in the first — got things started with wide open look from the elbow. After a three pointer from Jared Sullinger, Scott  found a wide open J.D. Weatherspoon in the low post from the elbow for an emphatic dunk to start a 7-0 run. Weatherspoon would then grab a huge boxed out rebound on the opposite side of the court with 5:35 remaining on the clock in the first. Quickly up the court, the sophomore connected with Sam Thompson mid-air for the crowd silencing alley-oop jam to make it 22-13.

Read More