Ohio State needed just four minutes to regain the lead as Jackson flushed three 3-pointers and Wesson added nine points as the Buckeyes went on a 24-2 spree to seize a 34-22 lead with 4:14 to go before halftime.
While the Gophers played without suspended senior center Reggie Lynch for the sixth straight game, sophomore guard Amir Coffey (11 points) returned from the shoulder injury that cost him the previous five games.
U.S. to beat Saudi in oil production
The government ministers had a meeting in Oman earlier, discussing the introduced quotas and the situation on the oil markets. Its stance late a year ago threatened to splinter support for extending the oil production cuts until the end of 2018.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-7) are riding in a two-game winning streak including a 72-52 win over MI in which James Palmer Jr scored 19 points in 5 of 9 shooting from the field and 7 of 11 shooting from the free throw line. His most memorable performance so far was a 32-point game in a January 7 upset at then-No. With the sophomore forward playing so well, head coach Tim Miles will likely stick with the same lineup that dispatched of MI easily.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Ohio State Buckeyes in one of the college basketball games on Monday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio. Keita Bates-Diop has been one of the top players in the conference this year, averaging 19.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. The Golden Gophers are now 14-7 overall, 3-5 in the Big Ten and 9-11 against the spread. Bates-Diop averages nearly 20 points-per-game and has scored 16 or more points in all but two of the team's games. With this core to the team, the Buckeyes do not employ a very deep rotation, with only seven or eight players seeing the court in close games. Looking past the Ohio State game, the Husker schedule reveals that none of their remaining opponents are now ranked in the Top 25, and it seems highly unlikely that any of them would make the jump later in the season. Given that he's now the frontrunner to win the Big Ten Player of the Year, Bates-Diop's name needs to be right at the top of Nebraska's priority list tonight and circled with red ink.