Looking to get back on the right track following its second loss of the season, Ohio State did so Monday evening against Miami and did it in a big way.
With another well-balanced offensive attack, the 21st-ranked Buckeyes put five players in double figures and cruised to an easy 93-55 win at the Schottenstein Center.
Kam Williams led the way for Ohio State with 18 points. Marc Loving finished with 16 and freshman D'Angelo Russell scored 15. Keita Bates-Diop put in 12 points while Jae'Sean Tate added with 10. Loving also had a team-high eight rebounds, while Russell dished out nine assists.
The Buckeyes (10-2) shot 55 percent from the field in the game and made 9 of their 22 attempts from 3-point range. Ohio State also forced 19 Miami turnovers and assisted on 25 of its 36 made field goals.
Ohio State built its lead behind a 17-0 first-half run in which five different players scored baskets. The Buckeyes led 46-24 at the break as nine players found the scoring column. The only player who didn't score in the first half was Anthony Lee, who left with a sprained ankle after four minutes of playing time and did not return.
The Buckeyes shot 53 percent from the floor in the game's opening 20 minutes and made 4 of their 9 3-point attempts.
Ohio State will next be in action 7 p.m. Saturday against Wright State at home.
|36-66 (54.5)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||21-61 (34.4)|
|9-22 (40.9)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||5-26 (19.2)|
|12-22 (54.5)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||8-12 (66.7)|
|26||PTS OFF TURNOVERS||12|
|44||POINTS IN PAINT||30|
- Ohio State has recorded 10 or more steals six times this season.
- The Buckeyes have shot at least 50 percent from the field in eight of their 12 games on the year.
- Ohio State's 25 assists against Miami were a season-high.
- Shannon Scott and D'Angelo Russell combined for 16 assists against the RedHawks. Those two lead the nation in assists as a backcourt, averaging 13.3 combined per game.
- Monday marked the sixth time Ohio State scored 90 or more points this season.
- The Buckeyes have now won 58 consecutive games at home against unranked non-conference opponents.
- Russell's nine assists were a career-high. He ranks first among true freshmen in the country with 66 assists on the year.
- Keita Bates-Diop's 12 points were a career-high for the freshman. He also had a career-best seven rebounds.