Scores

Final

E Kentucky 45

(2-1, 0-1 away)

(5) Ohio State 74

(4-0, 4-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 17, 2006

Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

1 2 T
EKY 23 2245
#5OSU 43 3174

Top Performers

Eastern Kentucky: J. Mascoll 7 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Ohio State: D. Cook 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Ohio State plays basketball, too; host Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky (2-0) at No. 4 Ohio St (3-0) 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) - The focus certainly isn't on basketball in Columbus these days, but Ron Lewis may have something to say about that.

One day before Ohio State plays the biggest game of the college football season, Lewis leads the fourth-ranked Buckeyes into their matchup with Eastern Kentucky on Friday night.

The top-ranked Buckeyes football team hosts arch-rival and No. 2 Michigan on Saturday afternoon at "The Horseshoe" in a game that effectively decides which one of the Big Ten Conference powers will earn a spot in the national championship game.

But Ohio State has a pretty good basketball team, too. Thad Matta's squad has won its first three games by an average of 24 points, with Lewis averaging 20.0 points and 6.3 rebounds along the way.

Lewis scored 18 points on Sunday as the Buckeyes posted an 81-59 victory over Kent State. Jamar Butler added 14 points and Othello Hunter chipped in 13 as Ohio State improved to 32-3 at Value City Arena under Matta, including a 19-0 record against non-conference opponents.

Eastern Kentucky beat East Tennessee State, 70-53, on Monday behind Mike Rose's career-high 27 points. He is averaging a team-high 18.5 points on the young season, while Michael Brock leads the Colonels with 9.5 rebounds per contest.

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School Info

 
EKY
OSU
Conference Ohio Valley - East Big Ten
Nickname Colonels Buckeyes
Type Public Public

2006-07 Season

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