Hauser, Michigan State deal Ohio State 6th loss in row 62-41
Published 4:18 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joey Hauser scored 23 points to help Michigan State beat Ohio State 62-41 on Sunday, handing the Buckeyes their sixth straight defeat.
Hauser sank 8 of 13 shots from the floor, including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc, and grabbed eight rebounds for the Spartans (16-9, 8-6 Big Ten Conference). Tyson Walker added 10 points and Jaden Akins finished with eight points and nine boards.
Sean McNeil led the Buckeyes (11-14, 3-11) with 10 points off the bench. Bruce Thornton had nine points and five rebounds.
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Hauser scored nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from 3-point range, Michigan State held Ohio State to 19% shooting in the first half and the Spartans led 27-14. The Buckeyes made just 5 of 26 shots, including 3 of 15 from beyond the arc, and 1 of 2 free throws. The Spartans shot 40% — 3 of 11 from distance — and didn’t attempt a foul shot. Michigan State scored eight points off of eight Ohio State turnovers, while the Buckeyes forced five turnovers and failed to score off any of them.
A.J. Hoggard hit a jumper to open the second half, pushing the Spartans’ advantage to 15. Ohio State chipped away at the lead, pulling within 38-33 on back-to-back baskets by Brice Sensabaugh with 11:24 left to play. The Buckeyes would get no closer.
Hauser answered with a 3-pointer and Walker hit back-to-back jumpers in a 13-2 run as the Spartans upped their lead to 51-35. Hauser’s 3-pointer with 1:37 remaining gave Michigan State its biggest lead at 23 and capped off a late-game 24-6 spurt.
Michigan State shot 46% overall and hit 7 of 22 from distance. Carson Cooper shot and made the only free throw attempted by the Spartans in the game.
Ohio State made only 17 of 60 shots (28%), including 6 of 29 from distance (21%), and didn’t attempt a free throw in the second half. The Buckeyes totaled just five assists.
Percentages: FG .458, FT 1.000.
3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (Hauser 6-9, Hall 1-1, Hoggard 0-1, Smith 0-1, Brooks 0-2, Walker 0-2, Akins 0-6).
Team Rebounds: 5. Team Turnovers: 1.
Blocked Shots: 2 (Hauser, Sissoko).
Turnovers: 10 (Sissoko 3, Kohler 2, Walker 2, Akins, Hoggard, Holloman).
Steals: 4 (Walker 2, Akins, Hoggard).
Technical Fouls: None.
Percentages: FG .283, FT .500.
3-Point Goals: 6-29, .207 (McNeil 2-8, Gayle 1-3, Thornton 1-4, Sueing 1-6, Sensabaugh 1-7, Brown 0-1).
Team Rebounds: 3. Team Turnovers: 1.
Blocked Shots: 2 (Gayle, Okpara).
Turnovers: 10 (Key 3, Sensabaugh 3, Sueing 2, Gayle, Thornton).
Steals: 6 (Gayle, Likekele, McNeil, Okpara, Sueing, Thornton).
Technical Fouls: None.