Ohio State Beats Iowa: Three Things We Learned

Ohio State Beats Iowa: Three Things We Learned

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Ohio State Beats Iowa: Three Things We Learned


Ohio State avoided the dreaded let down after the big win over Purdue, and did it in impressive fashion. Here are three things we learned from the victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes.


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Ohio State vs. Purdue: 3 Things We Learned

It’s The Little Things

If you are like most Ohio State fans, watching the team last year was frustrating. It was a lot of one-on-one, bad passing, poor fundamentals and selfish play.

If you want to know the best way to turn around a program, start with doing the little things right first. That includes blocking out, communicating on defense, making the extra pass, and running the offense until you get the best shot possible.

That’s what this Ohio State team is doing. It doesn’t seem to matter who scores or gets accolades so long as the team is doing well. That was the culture at Butler, and it’s now the norm in Columbus.

 Any One Player Can Be The Supporting Cast

Against Purdue, Musa Jallow and Andre Wesson came of the bench and played key roles by knocking down shots and playing defense. In this one, Micha Potter and C.J. Jackson has big games.

You know to count on Keita Bates-Diop on a nightly basis, but that second and third guy seems to always be different based on the game plan of the opposing team.

Not knowing where the scoring is going to come from, but knowing that it’ll happen from somewhere is a hard thing to get a handle on when you’re trying to prepare for Ohio State, and it’s another reason why this team is so versatile and resilient.

 

Kaleb Wesson Continues To Improve

Let’s not forget about the big man down low. The freshman is still learning how to position himself and use his body against the more talented centers in the Big Ten, but he’s making progress.

He can stand to be quicker to the rim, and a better finisher, but let’s remember that he’s only eighteen and has plenty of room to grow.

In this one, he had eighteen points on 8 or 11 shooting in this one, and chipped in a couple of blocks and seven rebounds. That’s a solid stat line, and if OSU is going to elbow its way to a Big Ten Championship, he’ll need to continue to have nights like this.

 

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