Originally written on Inside the Hall  |  Last updated 3/6/13
With a chance to clinch an outright Big Ten championship on the line on Tuesday night at Assembly Hall, Indiana fell 67-58 to Ohio State. The loss sets up a must-win game on Sunday in Ann Arbor in order for the Hoosiers to avoid sharing the league title. Here’s a look at five takeaways from the loss to the Buckeyes: · Beyond Cody Zeller, Indiana was stymied by Ohio State’s defense: The Buckeyes have boasted one of the league’s top defenses throughout the conference season and it was on full display Tuesday as the Hoosiers struggled to establish any rhythm offensively. Cody Zeller didn’t have a great night on the glass, but his 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting and 7-of-8 free throws kept IU in the game. Besides Zeller, the Hoosiers struggled to find other players to make plays offensively. Victor Oladipo played well for a stretch early in the second half, but foul trouble kept him from logging his normal allotment of minutes. Christian Watford managed 12 points, but had a couple of costl...
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