By the time Stetson made its second shot of the game, eight Ohio State players had already hit shots.
It didn't get any better for the Hatters.
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The No. 10 Buckeyes pulled out to a 42-8 advantage late in the first half and held on to the hefty lead to beat Stetson, 86-51, at the Schottenstein Center on Monday night. They are now 4-0 for the season.
Every Ohio State scholarship player other than Alonzo Gaffney made at least one shot. Kyle Young led the team with a career-high 15 points. He also grabbed 10 rebounds, securing the second double-double of both this season and his career.
After Stetson's first points of the game, which came on a 3-pointer with 16:37 remaining in the first half, the Buckeyes proceeded to go on a 20-0 run in the next 10 minutes. Young had six points on that stretch, during which six different players scored.
They also went on an 8-0 run later in the first half and a 10-0 run early in the second half.
Kaleb Wesson (13 points) and DJ Carton (10 points) both finished in double figures. Wesson also had eight rebounds and three blocks, and Carton tossed five assists.
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Andre Wesson returned to action, coming off the bench early in the first half to play his first minutes since he suffered an eye injury in the season opener against Cincinnati
Justin Ahrens scored his first points of the season. He finished with nine points and four rebounds. Ibrahima Diallo played early minutes, scoring six points and grabbing five rebounds.
Next up: Ohio State remains at home to face Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday. That game will tip off at 7 p.m. and be shown on BTN Plus.
- The Buckeyes went with the same starting five they used the past two games: CJ Walker, Luther Muhammad, Duane Washington Jr., Kyle Young and Kaleb Wesson.
- Per Bart Torvik, Ohio State had a 100 percent chance to beat Stetson on Monday. It has at least a 94 percent chance to beat each of its next three opponents – Purdue Fort Wayne, Kent State and Morgan State.
- Former Buckeye P.J. Hill, sitting behind the home bench, was honored during a timeout in the first half.
- Gaffney fouled out with 5:10 remaining.
- Walk-on Danny Hummer stole a pass and threw a between-the-legs pass late in the game.