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.


    School Info

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

    2006-07 Season

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