4:00 PM ET, December 31, 2008
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jon Diebler may be the streakiest shooter in college basketball.Fortunately for Ohio State (No. 23 ESPN/USA Today, No. 24 AP), in the Buckeyes' Big Ten opener he was on a good streak instead of a bad one.Diebler scored a career-high 27 points and Evan Turner hit three late free throws to lead the Buckeyes past Iowa 68-65 Wednesday.
• Ohio State led by as much as 15 points before letting Iowa take the lead in the second half and then trading baskets the rest of the game.
• The Buckeyes improve to 21-4 when sophomore Evan Turner scores at least 10 points.
• The Hawkeyes fall to 1-3 on the road this season and have lost four straight in Columbus.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-44 (.523)||23-44 (.523)|
|3P Made-Attempted||14-28 (.500)||9-15 (.600)|
|FT Made-Attempted||5-7 (.714)||13-22 (.591)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|