MBB: Ohio State vs Northwestern—First Half Notes

— Despite an 11-point lead with just over 11 minutes left, Northwestern trails Ohio State, 38-34, at halftime.

— The Wildcats started the game on an 8-0 run. Olah led scorers early with 6 points, and finished the first with 10.

— Jeremiah Kreisberg and Dave Sobolewski got in on the action, as well. Kreisberg nearly dunked on Ohio State’s Sam Thompson — still converting the field goal — and Sobolewski drained a three off a Sanjay Lumpkin assist at 11:28 in the half.

— Ohio State countered with 10-0 run that would last until an Olah basket at 7:03. The Buckeyes outscored the Wildcats 28-13 after Sobolewski’s three-pointer. Both teams are shooting at least 50 percent from the floor.

— Seven Wildcats scored in the first half. Only six players scored for Northwestern in Saturday’s loss at Michigan.