COLUMBUS, Ohio – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team fell, 93-77, at Ohio State on Saturday afternoon at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes snapped a four-game Iowa win streak, as the Hawkeyes move to 12-7 on the season and 4-4 in Big Ten play. Iowa trailed by two points heading into halftime and tied the game, 37-37, with a jumper from junior Ahron Ulis to open the second half.
Ohio State responded with a 12-2 run and would retain the lead the rest of the way. Junior Kris Murray led the Hawkeyes with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists against the Buckeyes. Murray connected on four 3-pointers in nine tries and finished 9-of-19 (47 percent) from the floor. Fifth-year Filip Rebraca and Ulis also scored double figures, with 15 and 12 points, respectively.
Ulis shot 4-of-9 (.444) including one triple, and added two steals, two assists, two rebounds and 3-of-3 shooting from the charity stripe to his stat line. Freshman Josh Dix was 2-of-3 from behind the arc to finish with six points through 14 minutes. Iowa finished 11-of-24 (46 percent) from 3-point range against Ohio State. The Hawkeyes were an efficient 86 percent (12-of-14) from the free throw line and shot 45 percent (27-of-60) from the floor.
Iowa lost the rebounding battle, 36-29, and gave up a 50-32 deficit in points in the paint.