Career Day For Justice Suing Leads Ohio State To 80-73 Win Over No. 21 Texas Tech in Maui Invitational

Justice Sueing was a person possessed in Maui.

Team

1

2

FINAL

OHIO STATE 41 39 80

#21 TEXAS TECH

37

36

73

A career-best day for the Hawaii native allowed the Buckeyes to take fifth place in the Maui Invitational with an 80-73 win over No. 21 Texas Tech, ending the journey with a 2-1 file and their first ranked win of the yr.

A scorching begin for the Buckeyes gave them a double-digit lead a bit over seven minutes into the motion, and Ohio State led for 17:03 of the primary half. The Red Raiders saved issues aggressive all through, however the Buckeyes stayed out in entrance as Sueing dominated on offense and turned it up one other notch late.

Ohio State by no means trailed in the second half, and Sueing completed with a career-high 33 factors. The sixth-year ahead scored 23 factors in the second half alone. His earlier excessive in a Buckeye uniform was 22.

First Half

It was all Ohio State by way of the primary 10 minutes of motion. Sueing scored the primary six factors for the Buckeyes, and Sean McNeil scored the subsequent 9 straight. By the 11:46 mark, back-to-back Buckeye threes gave Ohio State a 23-10 lead on the heels of a 16-3 run.

OHIO STATE

STAT

TEXAS TECH

80

POINTS

73

27-52 (51.9%)

FGM-FGA (PCT.)

28-55 (50.9%)

8-20 (40%)

3PM-3PA (PCT.)

5-18 (27.8%)

18-18 (100%)

FTM-FTA (PCT.)

12-13 (92.3%)

10

TURNOVERS

10

26

TOTAL REBOUNDS

25

9

OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS

9

17

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS

16

12

BENCH POINTS

5

2

BLOCKS

2

6

STEALS

6

15

ASSISTS

12

The Red Raiders closed that hole rapidly, although, scoring the subsequent six factors as a part of a 20-13 stretch to finish the half down 4 factors.

In a high-paced half on offense, each groups hit higher than 53% of their subject objectives and greater than 38% of their 3-point makes an attempt. Each squad had two scorers hit double-digits by way of the primary 20 minutes, as Sueing and Brice Sensabaugh had 10 apiece for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State had the sting in rebounds (14-11), bench factors (10-3) and factors in the paint (16-2) by halftime, and turned the ball over three fewer instances than the Red Raiders. The Buckeyes scored eight factors on seven turnovers by Texas Tech.

Second Half

Ohio State went proper again to Sueing to begin out the ultimate interval, because the 6-foot-7 ahead scored the opening 5 factors of the half to assist the Buckeyes preserve a two-possession lead. Sueing dished to Bruce Thornton for an open 3-pointer at 15:40, and knocked down a triple of his personal 1:40 later to offer Ohio State a 52-41 lead.

But Texas Tech chipped away over the subsequent couple of minutes, preserving itself inside six factors by the under-12-minute media timeout. Oral Roberts switch Kevin Obanor, who helped knock off Ohio State in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, had one other massive recreation in opposition to the Buckeyes to maintain the Red Raiders afloat in the second half.

Obanor hit one other shot at 7:10 to chop the Buckeye result in the ground amid a 6-0 stretch for Texas Tech, however Sueing countered as soon as once more. The Ohio State wing was fouled on a 3-point try on the subsequent possession and knocked down all three free throws.

Ohio State known as a timeout up 5 factors with 1:58 to play, and a putback layup by Sueing on the offensive glass prolonged the Buckeyes’ result in seven on the following possession. That was a part of a stretch in which Sueing scored 14 straight factors for Ohio State.

Still a good recreation in the ultimate minute, free throws finally sealed the deal for the scarlet and grey.

Game Notes

  • Ohio State began Maui Invitational play Monday with an 88-77 loss to No. 17 San Diego State, however bounced again (*21*) with an 81-53 blowout victory over Cincinnati.

  • Texas Tech dropped its match opener to No. 10 Creighton, 76-65, however blew out Louisville by 32 (*21*).

  • Red Raider ahead Kevin Obanor, an Oral Roberts switch, helped upset Ohio State as a No. 2 seed in the primary spherical of the 2021 NCAA Tournament.

  • Ohio State made no adjustments to its beginning 5 Wednesday, beginning Bruce Thornton, Sean McNeil, Isaac Likekele, Justice Sueing and Zed Key for the sixth straight recreation.

  • Sensabaugh is considered one of simply three Ohio State freshmen since 1980 to attain in double digits in six straight video games to begin his OSU profession, becoming a member of Michael Redd (12 video games in 1997) and Jim Jackson (7 video games in 1989).

  • Eugene Brown (concussion) missed his sixth straight recreation for Ohio State.

  • Ohio State solely had two earlier conferences with the Red Raiders in program historical past, successful the newest matchup, 77-71, in the 2004-05 season.

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