Iowa Preview

OSU LogoOhio State vs. Iowa
Value City Arena, Columbus,Ohio
Jan. 12th, 2014 At 1:30 PM (CBS)

The Buckeyes face another tough opponent against a good Iowa team. Iowa is currently ranked 20th in the country with a record of 13-3. All losses have been to good teams such as Wisconsin and Villanova. Iowa is the toughest opponent the Bucks will face at home to this point in the season. Hopefully, OSU comes out ready to play. We all learned against Michigan State having a slow start really hurts your chances of winning a game. The team is coming off a very heart breaking loss to Michigan State. I was impressed with the large comeback they produced. I think this intensity will come into the Iowa game.

Senior Guard Roy Devyn leads Iowa with 16 points per game. Devyn is followed by Forward Aaron White who averages 13.4 points per game. White is coming off a double double against Northwesten. Iowa has a deep bench with guys such as Zach McCabe and Jarrod Uthoff. They have depth and many weapons they can turn to. The Buckeyes have had a couple days to prepare which gives them an advantage. Guard play will be minimized with Craft and Scott and their instinctive defense.

Roy Devyn Marble, Brandon Richardson

It is safe to say that the offense for Ohio State was not really there last game. This is because Laquinton Ross did not get enough touched. Look for the Buckeyes to get him going early. He makes the offense so much harder to defend. He has had some big games so far this season but OSU needs him to put up 18-20 a game. He did not get many shots up against Michigan State so it will be interesting to see Thad’s offensive plan for Sunday. Sam Thompson dropped 18 points and looked like the old Sam Thompson everyone knows. I also think he will have a big offensive game.


This game is a must win for the Bucks. We can’t pick up two losses in a row. Especially one at home. Ohio State needs to shoot the ball well from the beginning of the game. We can not live on unreal comebacks every conference game. It will be interesting to see who steps it up for Ohio State. In my opinion, it will be Ross on Sunday. College football is over and now it is time to watch the Bucks play in a premier basketball conference. Saddle up and get ready for a dandy.

My Prediction:
OSU: 68 Iowa: 60

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