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Game Notes: Ohio State 67, Nebraska 66

January 19, 2017

Cracking open the notebook and sharing our game notes from Nebraska’s 67-66 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

First Half

  1. Glynn Watson Jr. was matched up against Ohio State’s shooting guard Kam Williams, while Evan Taylor guarded the Buckeyes’ 6-5 point guard JaQuan Lyle. Coming in, this appeared to be a nightmare matchup for Watson because Williams is 6-2 and Watson is 6-0.
  2. Two early fouls on both centers Michael Jacobson and Jody Tshimanga. Not even five minutes into the game, there were five fouls for Nebraska. Ohio State had none.
  3. Huskers were running hard off of turnovers and rebounds. Had two layups off of running the floor at this point in the game.
  4. Jack MvVeigh dunked.
  5. At the U-8 timeout, Nebraska led 23-17 and the Buckeyes were 3-8 from 3 and only 3-9 from 2.
  6. Nick Fuller’s layup in the first half were his first points of the season.
  7. Nebraska had four turnovers. Ohio State had 11. With that said, the Buckeyes also only had 10 field goals.

Second Half

  1. Huskers hit their first free throw at the 17:27 mark of the second half.
  2. Great determination by Watson to stick with the play. Got stuffed but grabbed the ball and put it back in after Ohio State had pulled within one.
  3. Ohio State took the lead on a dunk at the 8:43 mark.
  4. After 11 first half turnovers, Ohio State did not turn it over once in the first 12 minutes of the second half.
  5. After getting blown by on back-to-back layups, Nebraska switched to the zone and still gave up a bucket.
  6. Isaiah Roby and Tshimanga teamed up to get a stop and Webster pulled up from 3 to pull the Huskers within one.
  7. Trevor Thompson fouled out and Thad Matta chose to go with all guards and wings. With no rim protection, Webster took it strong to the basket to put Nebraska up one.
  8. On Ohio State’s game-winning baseline out of bounds play, Watson fell down and Webster switched onto his man. That left Marc Loving all alone under the rim and that was that.
  9. Following up on the turnover note, the Buckeyes ended up with zero turnovers in the second half.

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