Ohio State seemed like it was in a hurry to get to tomorrow's Thanksgiving dinner, trying to make as quick of work as possible of an overmatched opponent in Campbell.
The Buckeyes did just that, as they led by 23 points at halftime and rolled to a 91-64 victory Wednesday night to improve to 4-0 on the young season.
Freshman D'Angelo Russell led the way yet again for Ohio State, pouring in a game-high 22 points. Sophomore Marc Loving added a career-high 18, Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson each had 11 and Amir Williams had 10 as all five starters reached double-figures.
The Buckeyes, who entered Wednesday's game No. 1 in the country in filed-goal percentage, continued their hot-shooting start to the season. Ohio State shot 61 percent from the field while shooting 8 for 20 from 3-point range.
Freshman Jae'Sean Tate came off the bench to provide his usual spark in a game that lacked energy at times. Tate finished with five points and five rebounds
The 16th-ranked Buckeyes will next be in action Friday afternoon when they host James Madison at the Schottenstein Center.
|34-56 (60.7)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||20-53 (37.7)|
|8-20 (40.0)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||10-26 (38.5)|
|15-19 (78.9)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||14-18 (77.8)|
|25||PTS OFF TURNOVERS||7|
|40||POINTS IN PAINT||18|
- All five starters scored in double figures for the Buckeyes. That's the first time since Feb. 6, 2011 against Minnesota.
- Ohio State has had five or more players score in double figures three of the four games this season.
- The Buckeyes shot 60.7 percent from the floor against Campbell and have shot 60-plus percent from the field in three of the four games this year.
- Six different Ohio State players recorded steals against the Camels.
- The Buckeyes made a season-high 15 free throws.
- Ohio State forced 17 turnovers and outscored the Camels, 25-8, off those turnovers.
- All 10 players who saw action for Ohio State scored.
Ohio State is 113-6 all time against non-conference opponents at the Schottenstein Center. The last loss was in
2008 against West Virginia2012 against Kansas.
- Ohio State has won 52-straight games at home against unranked non-conference opponents.
- Since the 2009-10 season, the Buckeyes have earned the most home wins in the nation with their 92-8 record.