5:00 PM ET, November 20, 2009
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
No. 15 Ohio St. holds off No. 12 Cal in 2K Sports Classic third-place game
NEW YORK -- Ohio State's two-game visit to Madison Square Garden was inconsistent to say the least. The Buckeyes' best player, however, has been consistent all season.Evan Turner had 26 points and 14 rebounds, his fourth double-double in as many games, and No. 15 Ohio State beat California (No. 12 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 76-70 on Friday night in the third-place game of the 2K Sports Classic.
• After leading by 13 at halftime, Ohio State avoided a late Cal run to take third place in the 2K Sports Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.
• The Buckeyes have won 23 of their last 27 games against non-conference opponents.
• Four starters reached double-figures for Ohio State including a season-high 26 from Evan Turner.
• Cal has lost five straight games against ranked non-conference opponents.
• Jerome Randle led the Golden Bears with 26 points in the loss.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-50 (.500)||26-67 (.388)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-15 (.400)||10-23 (.435)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-30 (.667)||8-9 (.889)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||25 (0/0)|
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