Ohio State Beats Gophers at Madison Square Garden

Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) goes to the basket against Minnesota guard Amir Coffey (5) and forward Gaston Diedhiou during the second half. Photo: AP/Mary Altaffer
Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) goes to the basket against Minnesota guard Amir Coffey (5) and forward Gaston Diedhiou during the second half.

January 20, 2018 04:50 PM

Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 22 Ohio State over Minnesota 67-49 Saturday for its seventh straight win.
    
The game was part of a two-sport Big Ten doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. At night, Minnesota and Michigan State were set to meet in hockey.
    
The Buckeyes (17-4, 8-0 Big Ten) used a 24-2 burst to overcome a 10-point deficit midway through the first half. They stayed in control, and went on to match last season's win total.
    
Kaleb Wesson added 15 points and eight rebounds for Ohio State.
    
Amir Coffey, who missed five games because of a shoulder injury, scored 11 points for the Golden Gophers (14-8, 3-6). Jordan Murphy had 13.
    
UP NEXT
    
Minnesota: Host Northwestern on Tuesday.
    
Ohio State: Host Nebraska on Monday.
 

 

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