Buckeyes Crush Huskers in B1G Opener

By Chris Lauderback on January 2, 2013 at 8:15p

Just like football. 

In a complete talent mismatch, Ohio State used big runs to build a 36-17 halftime lead and never looked back on the way to a 70-44 win over Nebraska tonight in the Schott. 

Deshaun Thomas keyed the victory with 22 points, 18 in the first half, on 9/16 from the floor with eight boards. 

Lenzelle Smith also went off for 17 points while Aaron Craft added eight assists and six rebounds. 

The win improves Ohio State to 11-2 on the season and 1-0 in conference play with a much tougher test on the docket Saturday at 2:15pm in Champaign. 


Killer nuts's picture

For the love of everything holy can someone please make a gif or YouTube video of S(l)am Thompson's alley oop. Wow

buckeye_baker's picture

Outstanding. I love the internet. 

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

BeijingBucks's picture

who is that on the bench that got up in anticipation?

BuckeyeUro's picture

It was Lenzel, see this highlight from BTN, amazing dunks for SAM

FROMTHE18's picture

Sam Thompson won the internet tonight... completely unrelated...anyone else tune in for that national anthem for the sugar bowl? wow, horrible...

buckeye_baker's picture

I just flipped over. How did Louisville score already?

"I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying." -Woody Hayes

Killer nuts's picture

Also, this was a spectacular example of the way Aaron Craft can affect a game without scoring

BeijingBucks's picture

in.sane. slam thompson is the reason sportscenter has a top ten

BuckeyeCrew's picture

Chris, is there any way you can add a soundbite to the "MATTA DONE DID IT AGAIN" soundtrack before the song?  It's just not complete without someone (in their BEST hillbilly voice) saying.."WHOOOO WEEEEE! MATTA DUN DIT IT AGAIN!"
Please, make my pee in laughter, by fulfilling this request.  Thank you.