Indiana couldn’t keep up with No. 13 Ohio State’s blistering offensive pace Saturday in a 92-82 loss at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
The loss snapped IU’s 20-game home winning streak, which dates back to last year’s unblemished campaign at the Hall. The Hoosiers (11-4, 1-1 Big Ten) shot 39.1 percent from the field, including a 26.3-percent first quarter as the Buckeyes shot out to a 29-14 lead.
Amanda Cahill was one of IU’s few consistent shooters on the afternoon. She hit 10-of-17 from the field, including 4-of-6 from 3, and finished with a team-high 28 points to go with nine rebounds. Kelsey Mitchell led OSU with 31 points. Stephanie Mavunga finished with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
OSU (12-4, 2-0 B1G) shot 50.7 percent for the game. The Buckeyes led by 26 points with 8:05 left in the third quarter, but the Hoosiers did fight back. In fact, IU outscored OSU by nine points in the second half.