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Last updated: Mon. Feb. 11, 2013 - 12:37 am EDT

5 Indiana keys to win over Ohio State

Hoosiers hold off any Buckeye rally

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Indiana bounced back from a recent road loss at Illinois with an impressive Big Ten Conference victory over No. 10-ranked Ohio State in Columbus on Sunday.

Here were five keys to the Hoosier victory:

1. Cody Zeller got offensive

The sophomore center demanded the ball and teammates delivered. He often got the ball on the perimeter, allowing him to drive and draw fouls. He was 8-for-11 from the field and from the line.

2. No second-half slip

The Hoosiers did not allow Ohio State to rally. It won the final 20 minutes 40-35.

3. Limit turnovers

IU committed just 10 turnovers, six fewer than it had last Thursday at Illinois. It gave up just 11 points off those turnovers. Against Illinois, it was 28.

4. Feed the post

IU made getting the ball inside a priority and the result was 22-for-28 free throw shooting to Ohio State's 15-for-20. It was aggressive in attacking the rim and not settling for jump shots.

5. Defend-defend-defend

The Hoosiers held Ohio State to 42.4 percent shooting, including just 23.1 percent from three-point range. They only had three steals, but still forced 12 turnovers.

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