There's something about Welsh-Ryan Arena that makes the Ohio State Buckeyes struggle. Not lose - just struggle. And thus, Northwestern lost a tight one to Ohio State in a game that was in the balance until the final two minutes.
The second half was ridiculous. Kale Abrahamson hit a weird off-balanced runner, Tre Demps made some great finishes around the hoop, and Alex Olah finished a and-one jumper. It was weird. It was super weird. NU was able to jump out into the lead briefly on a pair of occasions, but they couldn't hold it. DeShaun Thomas is just too good, and Ohio State forced a bunch of turnovers against a team that tends to be good at holding onto the ball.
And that's your game. Nice fight from a team that's been clearly outmatched. The way they've played in two outings against Ohio State has been worthy of praise, even if it hasn't carried over into other games.