Ohio State's defensive drills in practice this week paid off. They looked much better as far as defense goes in this game. They absoulitley demolished Iowa with the final score of 70-48.
Ohio State looked a bit off on offense at times, and struggled from long range. That fact right there is why their defense looked so much better in this game. Despite being somewhat shaky on offense for stretches of the game they still managed to win by 22 points. This is truly why they are and should be the number one team in the country. It is nights when they play like this that make you wonder if they actually can go undefeated. No matter what the case is, they somehow, someway find a way to win. It doesn't matter if you win by one or by 75. You still won, and great teams always find a way to win.
David Lighty lead the Buckeyes with 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists and one steal. David Lighty became the third player in Ohio State history to have at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists. He joins Evan Turner and Jim Jackson in that category.The Hawkeyes were lead by Andrew Brommer with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, one steal and three blocks. This is Ohio State's sixth consecutive victory over the Hawkeyes. Iowa is now 0-10 when allowing 70 points or more this season.
Overall, this is a great, great win by the Buckeyes. It made a statement of what they are capable of when they play good defense. It proves why they should be number one. Now, the Buckeyes head to Illinois to take on the Fighting Illini on Saturday, in what should be a tightly contested battle. Ohio State will have trouble in that game if they don't play good defense. It will be interesting to see the final score of that game.
As far as Iowa goes, they are still searching for their first Big Ten win. They face Indiana at home on Sunday. That could potentially be their first Big Ten win, if they play like they have been playing at home.