Saturday, November 20, 2010

No. 5 Ohio State Runs Past UNC-Wilmington, 81-41

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) continue to impress with their depth, and firepower on both ends of the court.

The North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks (2-2) faced off against Ohio State and received a sour 40-point loss to the fifth ranked Buckeyes, 81-41.

It wasn't Jared Sullinger that dominated the game, rather freshman Deshaun Thomas. Thomas lead all scorers with 17 points and added seven rebounds.

All five starters were in double-figures for the Buckeyes. William Buford picked up 12 points, Sullinger and Jordan Sibert both acquired 11 points, along with David Lighty chipping in 10.

Dallas Lauderdale was the only Buckeye with double-digit rebounds, but Ohio State as a team grabbed 47 rebounds, 16 coming from the offensive glass.

The Buckeyes nailed 10 three-point attempts, and nailing 45 percent of their shots from the field.

The Seahawks had two players in double-figures, Chad Tomko with 13, and Matthew Wallace paced UNC-Wilmington with a team-high 14 points.

The Buckeyes held UNC-Wilmington to 41-points, the lowest total since George Mason did it back in '07-08.

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