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Mitch Stacy | The Associated Press | January 22, 2017

Northwestern wins in Columbus for 1st time since 1977

  Northwestern Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh had 17 points against the Buckeyes.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Scottie Lindsey scored 21 points, Bryant McIntosh had 17 and Northwestern won at Ohio State for the first time since 1977 with a 74-72 comeback victory on Sunday.

Ohio State was within two points three times in the final minute but weren't able to overcome the Wildcats' lead after being forced to start fouling.

The Buckeyes cut the lead to two points on a Micah Potter 3-pointer with 24 seconds left. But C.J. Jackson had to foul Vic Law, who sank both foul shots to make it 72-68. Marc Loving got it back to two with a layup with 10 seconds on the clock, but a pair of foul shots by Lindsey put Northwestern ahead by four. Potter got the final points for Ohio State with a dunk with one second left.

Law added 10 points and Sanjay Lumpkin grabbed 11 rebounds as Northwestern (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) won for the third straight time, despite shooting just 37.5 percent.

Jae'Sean Tate led Ohio State (12-8, 2-5) with 14 points, JaQuan Lyle added 13 and Trevor Thompson had 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Northwestern took a 36-31 lead at the half after Ohio State had led by as many as six. A Lindsey layup tied it at 23 with 6:46 remaining, and Northwestern went on a 13-8 run from there to take the five-point lead.

BIG PICTURE:

Northwestern: Wins a tough game on the road despite not shooting well.

Ohio State: Sinks deeper in the Big Ten abyss.

UP NEXT:

Northwestern: Plays Nebraska at home Thursday night.

Ohio State: Hosts Minnesota on Wednesday night.

This article was written by Mitch Stacy from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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