The Northwestern Wildcats are looking for a huge upset on Wednesday, but they're trailing the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes on the road 41-26 going into halftime. The game was tight early but the Buckeyes managed to run away with things in the middle of the half and the Wildcats have just been trying to hold on since then.
Roughly eight minutes into the game, the score was actually tied 13-13, but that's precisely when Ohio State turned things on. Over the next eight minutes, the Buckeyes would go on a 23-4 run to put them up 36-17 and basically turn this game into what most people expected it to be. Northwestern shot just 33 percent from the field in the first half and really couldn't get anything going on offense.
Usually, the Wildcats are carried by stars John Shurna and Drew Crawford, but the Buckeyes have done a great job of stifling them tonight. Combined, Northwestern's key duo has scored just 10 points on the night, making just 4 of 18 shots from the field. Ohio State has essentially had all of its points scored by four players, as Jared Sullinger, William Buford, Deshaun Thomas and Jordan Sibert have scored 40 of the team's 41 points.
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