NCAAB Game Recap - Minnesota at Ohio State
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:30 PM EST

MSU
63
Ind
67
F
USC
70
Oreg
79
F(2OT)
WaSt
56
Colora
78
F
UConn
59
Hou
63
F
Radf
67
UNCA
80
F
Minn
62
OhSt
59
F
Del
73
Hof
71
F
Lib
70
NFla
71
F
Belm
75
Murr
85
F
Merrim
58
Bry
79
F
FaDi
71
(N/A)
74
F(2OT)
N AL
78
KennSt
58
F
GWebb
79
HiPt
76
F(OT)
Campbl
74
Hamp
83
F
WIMil
75
YSU
73
F(OT)
JMU
75
W&M
88
F
USC-Up
53
Winth
79
F
NJIT
64
Stetsn
65
F
RobM
57
StFNY
78
F
IL-C
80
Oakl
50
F
Drex
52
NE
85
F
FlAtl
68
Charl
70
F
StFPA
81
LongI
86
F
FlInt
83
OlDom
80
F
Tows
72
Elon
61
F
IUPUI
64
Detr
76
F
WIGB
78
Clev
74
F
SacHr
82
CenCT
54
F
LaTec
80
MidTN
73
F
Jacksn
89
Lipsco
85
F(OT)
Presb
66
ChaSo
74
F
IPFW
60
SDak
83
F
SthAL
71
ArkSt
75
F
Wash
66
Utah
67
F
W IL
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Denv
71
N DA
78
F
UTEP
72
Rice
64
F
TexSA
78
N TX
98
F
SoMis
84
UAB
77
F
TN-M
83
E IL
95
F
Valpa
60
MOSt
67
F
E KY
81
JacSt
77
F
MTSt
62
Web
61
F
Mont
77
IdaSt
74
F
Seatt
77
GrCan
80
F
SEMO
65
SIU-E
84
F
MorSt
59
TNTec
71
F
TNSt
74
APSU
99
F
CAPoly
64
UCRiv
97
F
UtVal
57
CSBak
58
F(OT)
Pepp
90
SCla
86
F(OT)
BYU
74
Pacif
60
F
Portl
65
LoyMa
77
F
PorSt
55
Sac
66
F
USF
48
StMar
58
F
UCLA
62
OrSt
58
F

Jan 23, 2020, 6:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Minnesota (11-8)

28

34

62

Ohio State (12-7)

37

22

59

Carr's late 3-pointer powers Minnesota past Ohio State 62-59
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:36 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Marcus Carr's 3-pointer with three seconds left in the game secured the season's first Big Ten road win for Minnesota and had slumping Ohio State continuing to search for answers.

Carr, who made 3-of-5 from distance, drained the long shot on the possession after Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson missed a wide open 3 to give the Golden Gophers a 62-59 win on Thursday night, their first in Columbus in 15 years.

Carr had 21 points as the Gophers (11-8, 5-4) rallied to stay with the Buckeyes in the second half, tying the game twice in last 1:37.

"It felt great to finally put it all together," Carr said. "We've been tested on the road a lot, we just haven't responded in the right ways. We haven't really been able to finish it down the stretch. Having a chance to do that tonight and seeing my guys really come and especially put it together on the defensive end and for us to be in that position was huge."

The Gophers have won three out of the last four and had won just once on the road, a neutral site game at Tulsa, Oklahoma, over Oklahoma State on Dec. 21. They beat Ohio State at home on Dec. 15.

"It feels awesome," Minnesota coach Richard Pitino said. "It doesn't matter where you play in this league, if you get a win it's cause for celebration and it's a cause for feeling good. We'll feel good tonight then we'll get over it. It's very, very hard to win in this league, and we're getting some quality wins. We've got some great opportunities coming up."

Ohio State (12-7, 2-6) is going in the other direction. The Buckeyes have lost two in a row and five of the last six since Dec. 29. They climbed up to No. 2 in the AP Top 25 before the bottom dropped out. Now the season seems to be circling the drain.

"I think we in some ways took a step forward, but right now we're just not good enough in enough areas to win in this league," coach Chris Holtmann said.

Kyle Young led Ohio State with 14 points, including a pair of critical baskets down the stretch. Duane Washington Jr. had 12, CJ Walker had 11, and Wesson had 14 rebounds but only two points. Wesson came into the game as Ohio State's leading scorer but was neutralized by Minnesota's big man Daniel Oturu.

WHERE ARE THE SHOTS?

Shooting looks continue to hurt the Buckeyes, who started the second half 1-for-7 from the floor, shot 37% in the second half and finished at 42% for the game.

Ohio State pulled away for a 37-28 lead at the intermission, with Walker hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer ending the first half. D.J. Carton was 2 for 3 from beyond the arc in the half. Then the Buckeyes went cold for a long stretch.

BIG PICTURE

Minnesota: A big with for the Gophers, who played hard down the stretch and took advantage of Ohio State miscues, including a dozen turnovers.

Ohio State: The problems continue for the poor-shooting and at times sloppy Buckeyes, although they were in a position to stay in the game when Wesson missed the long bomb with 16 seconds left. That set up Carr's late heroics.

FOOTBALL BUCKEYES FETED

Ohio State brought its football team onto the floor at halftime to recognize 2019 accomplishments, which included a 13-1 finish, victories over Michigan, a Big Ten title and an appearance in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes lost 29-23 in the Fiesta Bowl to Clemson, which went on to lose to LSU in the championship. Coach Ryan Day said he was proud of the team while acknowledging the heartbreaking loss. "That game out there in Arizona did not sit well with us," he told the Value City Arena crowd. "You have my word we're not going to forget about that game."

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UP NEXT:

Minnesota: Hosts Michigan State on Sunday.

Ohio State: At Northwestern on Sunday.

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Leaders

Minnesota PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Omersa 0 0 1 2 0 0
M. Carr 21 0 2 7 1 0
Ohio State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Diallo 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Gaffney 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Minn OhSt
Points For 62 59
Field Goals 23/54-43% 21/49-43%
Three Pointers 7/21-33% 5/16-31%
Free Throws 9/17-53% 12/18-67%
Offensive Rebounds 4 7
Defensive Rebounds 27 30
Rebounds 32 40
Blocks 1 2
Steals 2 2
Turnovers 4 12
Personal Fouls 18 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Minn Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 15 OhSt 71 @ Minn 84 A. Gaffney 2 J. Omersa 1
Thu Jan 23 Minn 62 @ OhSt 59 I. Ihnen 2 K. Wesson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 13,234
Game Time: