Weekly record: 0-1
Season record: 12-2
The Bucks’ second loss of the season was probably one most saw coming, even if fans held out hope that Ohio State could topple Tom Izzo and No. 8 Michigan State. However, the Spartans held off the Buckeyes 86-77.
No surprise here, but Kaleb Wesson led the Scarlet and Gray in scoring with 25 along with eight rebounds, Luther Muhammad contributed 12 points and C.J. Jackson put up 10 along with five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
The team’s next game is Wednesday, Jan. 9 @ Rutgers.
Weekly record: 0-2
Season record: 4-8
Despite a seeming uptick in offense and consistency (the team scored 69 points in each of their two games this week), neither performance was good enough to secure a victory against conference opponents Nebraska and Maryland. The team now finds itself in a five-game losing streak.
On Monday, against the Nebraska Huskies, Makayla Waterman and Dorka Juhasz found their groove and put up 14 points and seven rebounds apiece, but it wasn’t enough as Nebraska pulled away near the end to secure a New Year’s Eve victory.
Taking on No. 4 Maryland in College Park, Md. on Saturday, there are few who could’ve predicted the Buckeyes would play a very competitive game, but that’s exactly what they did. Dorka Juhasz, reputed baller, put up a double-double with 18 and 10 while Janai Crooms added a season-high 10 points. Maryland, though, took advantage of the Buckeyes’ offense going quiet in the last two minutes to secure a 75-69 victory over Ohio State.
The team’s next game is Thursday, Jan. 10 against Indiana.
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