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Ohio State's E.J. Liddell, left, posts up against Indiana's Race Thompson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Malaki Branham scored 27 points and No. 22 Ohio State rallied to beat Indiana 80-69 in overtime Monday night.

Indiana led by four with 2:47 to go in regulation, but E.J. Liddell forced a steal with 1:11 remaining and slammed home the tying dunk with six seconds left.

The Hoosiers jumped ahead by two early in overtime, but Jamari Wheeler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:58 left as Ohio State took the lead for good.

Branham, a freshman guard born in Columbus, finished 9 of 13 from the field and topped his season average by 16 points. Liddell had 16 points and Eugene Brown III scored 10 as Ohio State shot 48%.

The Buckeyes led by 10 with 12:06 remaining in the second half, but the Hoosiers used an 18-4 run to grab a 59-55 lead with 5:09 left.

Xavier Johnson led Indiana with 16 points, going 10 of 10 from the free-throw line. Trayce Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson added 13 points apiece, and Parker Stewart scored 11.

The Buckeyes led 33-28 at halftime and pulled further ahead by making their first seven field goal attempts in the second half.

Ohio State's E.J. Liddell, left, shoots over Indiana's Jordan Geronimo during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis, right, drives against Ohio State's Zed Key during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Ohio State's Malaki Branham, left, and Indiana's Jordan Geronimo fight for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Indiana's Anthony Leal, right, drives to the basket against Ohio State's Justin Ahrens during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)Indiana's Race Thompson, right, shoots over Ohio State's Kyle Young during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

BIG PICTURE

Indiana: The Hoosiers allowed 80 points for the fourth time this season. They entered with the Big Ten’s best scoring defense while limiting opponents to nearly 38% shooting, but just couldn’t hold off the Buckeyes while shooting only 34.4% themselves.

Ohio State: Second-chance points plagued the Buckeyes as they gave up 17 and managed only four. They committed eight turnovers that led to 11 points for Indiana.Indiana's Xavier Johnson, left, shoots over Ohio State's Zed Key during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Zed Key, right, posts up against Indiana's Trayce Jackson-Davis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. 21, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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