In what was a final tuneup before entering Big Ten play next week, Ohio State obliterated Wright State, 100-55, Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center.
As expected, the Buckeyes toyed with the Raiders all night. They jumped out to a 10-0 run and, thanks to a decided advantage in talent and skill, never looked back.
Ohio State (11-2) made 61 percent of its shots and buried 11 three-pointers. Thad Matta's crew also blasted Wright State in the paint, outscoring it, 44-20.
Freshman guard D'Angelo Russell led the team with 24 points and senior center Amir Williams had a career-high 21. Redshirt freshman guard Kam Williams chipped in 15, and sophomore forward Marc Loving added 13 points.
The Raiders were stifled by the Buckeyes' 2-3 zone defense, shooting just 30 percent from the field for the game and 8 for 31 from 3-point range.
The Buckeyes play Iowa in the Big Ten opener Tuesday in Columbus.
|OHIO STATE||STAT||WRIGHT STATE|
|35-57 (61.0)||FGM-FGA (PCT.)||21-70 (30.0)|
|11-20 (55.0)||3PM-3PA (PCT.)||8-31 (26.0)|
|19-23 (83.0)||FTM-FTA (PCT.)||5-7 (71.0)|
|23||PTS OFF TURNOVERS||17|
|44||POINTS IN PAINT||20|