By Mitch Stacy, AP Sports Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Marcus Carr hit a game-winning 3-pointer with four seconds left and Minnesota beat struggling Ohio State 62-59 on Thursday night.
Carr had 21 points as the Gophers rallied to stay with the Buckeyes in the second half, tying the game twice in last 1:37. His 3-pointer came right after Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson missed a 3-point attempt with the score tied at 59. Gabe Kalscheur added 13 points and Daniel Oturu had 11 for the Gophers, who’ve won three of their last four.
Kyle Young led Ohio State with 14 points, including a pair of critical baskets down the stretch. Duane Washington Jr. had 12, and Wesson had 14 rebounds for the Buckeyes, who dropped out of the AP Top 25 this week after climbing to No. 2. They’ve lost two in a row and five of the last six since Dec. 29.
Shooting woes continue for the Buckeyes, who started the second half 1-for-7 from the floor, shot 37% in the second half and finished at 42%.
Ohio State pulled away for a 37-28 lead at the intermission, with C.J. Walker hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer ending the first half. D.J. Carton was 2 for 3 from beyond the arc in the half. Then the Buckeyes went cold.
Minnesota: A big wiN for the Gophers, who played hard down the stretch and took advantage of Ohio State miscues.
Ohio State: The problems continue for the poor-shooting and sloppy and turnover-prone Buckeyes.
Minnesota: Hosts Michigan State on Sunday.
Ohio State: At Northwestern on Sunday.
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