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Defensive meltdown costs Indiana in 82-70 loss at Ohio State #iubb

COLUMBUS, Ohio — For all of Indiana’s offensive brilliance, the Hoosiers were reminded Sunday that there will be days like this if it cannot shore up its porous defense.

Indiana had enough firepower to hang around against a hungry Buckeyes outfit, but failed to string together enough stops in an 82-70 loss to Ohio State at Value City Arena.

The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for the Hoosiers, who travel to Purdue on Wednesday at 9.

Ohio State shot 62 percent from the field, led by 22 points from star freshman D’Angelo Russell and 20 points from Jae’Sean Tate. Indiana further compounded its problems on defense with one of its sloppiest games of the Big Ten season. The Hoosiers equalled their turnover total from their first meeting with the Buckeyes, when they committed 15 errors in Bloomington. The same total held true in Columbus, but many of Indiana’s turnovers were unforced.

Led by Yogi Ferrell’s 26 points, IU shot 52 percent from the field and connected on 12 of its 25 3-pointers. Collin Hartman added 12 points — all of which came on four 3-pointers.

Indiana had one of its best starts to the season, building a 12-4 run while connecting on each of its first eight shots. The Hoosiers didn’t miss until the 13-minute mark, at which point the game began to turn.

Ohio State answered with a 19-5 run that gave the Buckeyes a 25-19 advantage with eight minutes remaining in the half. Russell keyed the turnaround for Ohio State, hitting seven of his first 11 shots for 16 first-half points.

The Hoosiers reached their season average with 11 turnovers by the end of the first period. Making matters worse was an injury suffered by Robert Johnson that limited the Indiana guard to only eight first-half minutes. He returned with a black brace on his left knee and played in the second half.

Ohio State led by as many as 13 points five minutes into the second half, before Indiana cut its deficit to six on back-to-back possessions that produced a layup by Stan Robinson and a jumper from Ferrell. But Russell answered with two straight 3-pointers to extend Ohio State’s lead back to 12 midway through the half.

Indiana cut its deficit to single digits on four more occasions in the next seven minutes, but never got closer than seven points.

This story will be updated.

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IUWBB: Indiana vs. No. 6 Maryland

FINAL: Maryland 84, Indiana 74

Teri Moren kept calling timeouts down the stretch as IU nearly matched Maryland bucket for bucket. Amanda Cahill intercepted a pass, hit Alexis Gassion and then Gassion stole the inbounds for another bucket to make it a 10-point game with 24 seconds left. But the lead was too great. The Terrapins hits some free throws in the double bonus to extend their lead.

With 3:53 remaining, a little more life now. A turnaround jumper in the post by Jenn Anderson, who had missed her fair share of buckets close to the basket, gave her an and-1 and made IU’s deficit 11, 70-59. But Anderson was called for her fifth foul shortly thereafter, trying to draw a charge; the Terrapins miss both free throws, but Brionna Jones gets the offensive rebound and scores to push it back to 72-59.

With 7:46 remaining, signs of life from Indiana. It’s a 65-50 lead for Maryland, but IU has seen some gritty play from Tyra Buss, who drove into contact and converted an and-1 to make the score 61-43. She then dribbled around a defender — screened off by Amanda Cahill — got into the lane and found Alexis Gassion for a lay-in.

With 13:32 remaining, it’s 59-40 Maryland.

With 15:36 remaining, Maryland is maintaining a 55-33 lead. Tyra Buss had a nice play, taking a turnover down the court and dropping it off for Larryn Brooks for a lay-in. But Jenn Anderson follows that up with a couple of misses from point-blank range. The Hoosiers just can’t connect in bunches. The Terrapins can.

HALFTIME: Maryland 47, Indiana 29

That 3-point game midway through the second half turned into a 18-point halftime advantage for the Terrapins. Their shot was just too lethal. Tyra Buss leads IU with eight points. Jenn Anderson has seven points and five rebounds. But Maryland’s Lexie Brown has 11 points and six rebounds. Two other Terrapins, Malina Howard (8) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (9) are threatening to reach double figures.

A 23-15 advantage on the boards, for Maryland, as well as shooting 63.3 percent to IU’s 25.8 percent.

With 3:34 remaining, Maryland is now up, 36-23. Indiana is 7-of-25 from the field (28 percent), including 0-of-10 from 3, while the Terrapins are hitting at a 16-of-24 (66 percent) clip.

With 7:45 remaining, Maryland is steadily expanding its lead, 29-20. Tyra Buss had a steal and a lay-in to make it 23-20, but Maryland has scored the last six points. On one key possession, Larryn Brooks and Taylor Agler both missed 3s — being that the Hoosiers came up with two offensive boards — but they weren’t able to convert after finally finding Alexis Gassion cutting to the basket, but missing. Maryland came down on the other end a nailed a jumper. Those little swings count.

With 11: 38 remaining, Indiana has fallen behind, 19-15. But the Hoosiers are hanging with the No. 6 team in the country, thanks to the right-hand of Jenn Anderson in the post delivering a couple baskets. Tyra Buss is also being aggressive, attacking the basket. She is getting knocked around, but she keeps going back for more. She will be shooting free throws after the timeout.

With 15:49 remaining, Indiana is out to a 7-5 lead on Maryland. Tyra Buss hit one of two free throws, then was the recipient of a Larryn Brooks steal for a transition layup to make it 3-1. Alexis Gassion followed that with a baseline jumper on the next offensive possession. Maryland, however, brought it back to 5-5 with a couple of quick buckets. Brooks hit a couple of free throws to bring us to this score.

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Indiana will host one of the country’s top teams, No. 6 Maryland, in a game that is set to tip at 3 p.m. If you don’t have the Big Ten Network, check back here for updates, or follow me on Twitter, @Jon_Blau.

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4 storylines for Indiana’s game at Ohio State #iubb

1. Can Indiana continue limiting turnovers? Beyond the team’s jump in offensive production, the Hoosiers’ ability to hold on to the ball has been one of the most encouraging developments over the last few months. Indiana’s turnovers are down from 15 per game last season to 11.6 this year, while its 16.7 turnover percentage is the lowest under coach Tom Crean and ranks the Hoosiers at No. 36 nationally, according to KenPom.com. The Buckeyes have a track record for defensive toughness and forced Indiana into 15 turnovers on Jan. 10.

2. A showdown between star backcourts: Indiana has Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr. Ohio State boasts D’Angelo Russell and Shannon Scott. Blackmon and Russell are two of the top freshmen not only in the conference, but in the entire country. Blackmon trails his classmate Russell for the national scoring lead among freshmen by only 2.4 points per game, while averaging 18 points and shooting 52.9 percent from 3-point range over his last three games. Ferrell and Scott are veteran point guards with savvy and skill. Scott is sixth nationally with 6.9 assists per game, while Ferrell has 14 assists and 1 turnover over his last two games. (more…)

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Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]8450James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]6580Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]5720Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]5240Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]4870Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]4670Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]4480Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]4860Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]4190Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]4210Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]4640Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]5050Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]5540Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]5790Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]6160Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]13900Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]7990Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]6720Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]5230Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]4960Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]5050Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]4350Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]3920Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]5000Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]4540Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]4330Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]4480Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]4200Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]4130Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
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