LaQuinton Ross was ejected late in Ohio State’s 76-60 win over Northwestern in Value City Arena for his involvement in a skirmish with Wildcats big man Nikola Cerina. The scuffle occurred with 5:24 remaining, and after the referees reviewed the tape for nearly 10 minutes both were ejected. Ross’ status for Ohio State’s next game, a home tilt against Minnesota on Saturday, is in question. If it is ruled a fight, Ross will be suspended. The Big Ten is reviewing the tape. Unlike in past years, Thad Matta hasn't been able to find a quiet confidence before Big Ten games even when Ohio State is facing conference cellar dwellers. Not with the way the Big Ten has been this year. But Matta was breathing comfortably by the midpoint of the second half. Northwestern seemed to be on its way to giving Ohio State a game when it took a 28-21 lead on a Drew Crawford three with 5:47 remaining in the first half. But Ross responded with the game's next seven points to bring Ohio State even. The Buckeyes took off from there. Ohio State's lead ballooned up to as high as 21 points in the second half before cruising to the victory, its fifth win in six games.
Ross ejected after scuffle, but Buckeyes beat Northwestern 76-60
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Feb 20