Ohio State Survives... Winthrop??

By Johnny Ginter on December 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm

In a classic case of looking ahead, the Ohio State men's basketball team went ahead and allowed the Winthrop Eagles to shoot roughly 40% from the 3-point line, which allowed them to keep the game relatively close as the Buckeyes went ice-cold in the second half.

Deshaun Thomas' 21 points were the difference, but Ohio State is going to have to start being much more consistent on the defensive end of the court if they want to compete against Kansas in a marquee matchup this Saturday. The weird (and maybe disconcerting) part of this game is that Winthrop's leading scorer had all of 12 points; six players had 5 points or more, and that is clear evidence of a bored team sleepwalking against an overmatched opponent.

The Jayhawks are up next. OSU had better wake up.

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