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Hoosiers' big 3 lead way over Ohio State

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  • Indiana's Cody Zeller drives the baseline against Ohio State's Evan Ravenel during the second half of Sunday's game in Columbus, Ohio. Indiana defeated Ohio State 81-68.

      Indiana's Cody Zeller drives the baseline against Ohio State's Evan Ravenel during the second half of Sunday's game in Columbus, Ohio. Indiana defeated Ohio State 81-68.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and Christian Watford 20 to lead No. 1 Indiana back from a demoralizing loss to a huge road win in beating No. 10 Ohio State 81-68 on Sunday.

The Hoosiers (21-3, 9-3 Big Ten), who dominated the second half, were coming off a stunning collapse that might have caused the undoing of many teams. On Thursday night at Illinois, the Illini went on a 13-2 run to close the game, with Indiana turning the ball over late and then allowing an uncontested layup at the buzzer of a 74-72 shocker.

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Less than three days later, they more than rebounded with a signature win in hostile territory.

Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten's leading scorer and an Indiana native, had 26 points for Ohio State (17-6, 7-4), which dropped two games back of the Big Ten leaders with seven games left.

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