Campbell led Ohio State with 584 yards receiving on 40 catches and three touchdowns, including a 57-yarder in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. Wisconsin.
Maryland jumped out to a seven-point lead 20-13 after Michal Cekovsky slammed home a backdoor pass. Cekovsky was a ideal 5-for-5 and had 10 points with 10:15 to go in the first half.
It should be noted that Feder, who stands at 6-foot-9, was not projected to be a starting-level player for Ohio State, but the former three-star prospect certainly could make an impact elsewhere.
Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop, left, and forward Jae’Sean Tate celebrate following their defeat of Michigan State. “We’re going to try to be as committed as possible to staying in the moment, enjoy working together, enjoy getting better, and whatever happens, happens”.
The Buckeyes led 44-32 at the half on the strength of a 22-2 run that included a trio of 3-pointers from Andrew Dakich and a pair from Bates-Diop. In 18 minutes, Cekovsky added to his stat line, 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks with 1 turnover.
With Campbell’s announcement, Ohio State will have eight of 11 starters returning on offense next season. Defensively, Ohio State yields 68.4 points against the opposing teams. “I think that’s unrealistic”. “I think we understand that as a program”. Our guys did a great job sharing the ball.
The roster was thin in the summer when Holtmann replaced 13-year coach Thad Matta, and the Buckeyes were expected to limp through a disappointing season.
“I think it was just a little bit of everything”. They handed Wisconsin its worst loss in the history of the Kohl Center, erased a 20-point deficit to beat Michigan, won at Iowa, and crushed No. 1 Michigan State on Sunday. I recruited him, I liked him as a freshman, I really did.
Though the win was a special one for Holtmann and the Buckeyes, he said his team can’t afford to rest now.