Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Ohio St. 90, Nebraska 54
When: 6:30 PM ET, Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Officials: # Donnie Eppley, # Keith Kimble, # Bo Boroski
Attendance: N/A

Freshman Zed Key made all five of his field-goal attempts and scored a career-high 14 points as No. 25 Ohio State defeated cold-shooting Nebraska 90-54 on Wednesday in Columbus, Ohio.

Justin Ahrens came off the bench to score 15 of his 18 points in the second half for the Buckeyes (8-2, 2-2 Big Ten). He made 6 of 9 shots from 3-point range.

Teddy Allen led the Cornhuskers (4-6, 0-3) with 13 points.

Nebraska shot 28.3 percent from the floor and was 5 of 33 (15.2 percent) shooting treys.

After the score was tied 13-13 when Allen made a 3-pointer with 13:15 left in the half, the Cornhuskers missed 17 of their next 18 shots to trail 38-21 at the break.

The Cornhuskers were 6 of 29 (20.2 percent) in the first half, including 3 for 16 (18.8 percent) from 3-point range.

Ohio State shot poorly at the onset by missing its first six 3-point tries but took advantage of the Huskers' scoring drought of more than seven minutes to score 15 unanswered points for a 28-13 lead.

The run was not unlike those Nebraska allowed in its first two Big Ten games against Wisconsin and Michigan. The difference was that a 16-0 run by the Badgers and the Wolverines' 10 straight points came in the second half.

Following a 3-pointer by Trey McGowens to pull Nebraska within 33-21, the Huskers did not score again over the final 3:01 of the first half.

Ohio State made a quick push after halftime with a 12-0 run to go ahead 54-26. That was soon followed by nine consecutive points for a 63-28 lead.

Ohio State played without starting guard Musa Jallow because of COVID-19 contact tracing.

The Huskers host No. 17 Michigan State on Saturday. Ohio State plays at No. 21 Minnesota on Sunday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Nebraska   Ohio St.
Teddy Allen 13 Scoring Justin Ahrens 18
Teddy Allen 2 Assists Seth Towns 3
Dalano Banton 8 Rebounds Eugene Brown III 6
Teddy Allen 5 Free Throws Made Seth Towns 6
Thorir Thorbjarnarson 2 Steals Justin Ahrens 1
Dalano Banton 1 Blocks Eugene Brown III 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Nebraska 54 28.3 5-33 15-21 3 30 3 6 15
Ohio St. 90 49.2 12-32 16-20 16 39 5 3 10