Ohio Condition junior forward Andre Wesson (24) drives toward the basket within the other half from the game against Indiana in the Big Ten tou
Ohio Condition understood the amount of defense Houston needed to offer. The Cougars arrived to the sport allowing 61.1 points per game, forcing opponents to shoot 36.five percent in the field, the cheapest percentage in the united states.
Shooting 38.8 percent in the field, the Buckeyes’ 14 turnovers, including five by sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, demonstrated to become too pricey, as Ohio Condition lost to Houston 74-59, eliminating the Buckeyes in the NCAA Tournament as a whole of 32.
Ohio Condition mind coach Chris Holtmann has lost four of his five career appearances as a whole of 32.
Following a cold begin to the 2nd half, missing its first four attempts from deep, Ohio Condition started to warm up. Senior guard C.J. Jackson hit a jumper along with a 3, cutting the Buckeyes’ deficit to 5 with 11:44 left.
However the five-point deficit was one which the Buckeyes couldn’t overcome.
After Jackson’s 3, Ohio Condition didn’t record another field-goal make until Wesson recorded a layup with 3:27 to get in the sport.
The Buckeyes shot 32 percent in the field within the other half, making 2-of-12 attempts from three.
Within the final bet on his collegiate career, Jackson finished the sport having a team-leading 18 points, shooting 46.7 % in the field, including 4-of-11 from deep.
The turnovers came early for that Buckeyes, turning the ball in four from the first five possessions from the game. Ohio Condition left the half with eight turnovers, including four by Wesson.
Turnover troubles ongoing within the other half, recording two athe first couple of possessions within the other half. Houston finished the sport scoring 13 points from the Buckeyes’ turnovers.
When retaining possession, offense didn’t end up being hard for Ohio Condition. The Buckeyes connected on six of the first nine attempts from deep, including back-to-back makes by Wesson at the start of the half.
After attempting four shots, all 3-point attempts, within the first half, Wesson finished the sport with 15 points and 6 rebounds, shooting 42.9 % in the field.
However, success from deep slowed, as Ohio Condition finished the sport hitting 10 of their 29 attempts from three.
Houston outscored Ohio Condition 34-12 within the paint, outrebounding the Buckeyes 37-31.
After scoring 53 points in the previous three games, redshirt senior Keyshawn Forest scored 10 points, making 4-of-11 in the field, missing four of his five 3-point attempts. He added four assists and three rebounds.
As Ohio Condition slowed, Houston required advantage.
When redshirt sophomore guard DeJon Jarreau hit a jumper to tie the sport at 25 with 7:49 left within the first half, Houston started a 16-6 run, giving the Cougars the 39-31 halftime lead.
The Houston offense couldn’t continue its momentum from halftime, beginning the 2nd half missing its first eight attempts in the field.
Despite shooting 37 percent in the field within the other half, the Cougars could outscore Ohio Condition 35-28 within the final twenty minutes.
Houston senior guard Corey Davis Junior. brought the Cougars with 21 points, making 6-of-15 in the field.
Ohio Condition made its second straight NCAA Tournament under Holtmann, losing as a whole of 32 for that second season consecutively.