(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - The Ohio State Buckeyes pulled into a three-way tie for the Big Ten lead with a 69-52 win over the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington.
The 16th-ranked Buckeyes never trailed, opening the game with a 9-0 run.
IU got to within two points at 22-20 with 6:09 left in the first half, but Ohio State closed out the half with a 12-0 run and were never challenged again.
William Buford led OSU with 21 points with Dallas Lauderdale tying his career high with 14 points, adding eight boards and seven blocked shots.
Christian Watford led the Hoosiers with 15 points with Jordan Hulls finishing with 13.
Ohio State improves to 19-6, 9-3 in the conference.
The Hoosiers fall to 9-14, 3-8 in the Big Ten heading to a Saturday afternoon game at Wisconsin.
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