8:00 PM ET, December 23, 2010
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- One team was tired, the other was in a hurry.Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and five teammates also hit double figures to lead No. 2 Ohio State past weary Oakland 92-63 on Thursday night, giving coach Thad Matta his best start in his seven years with the Buckeyes."Let's make this quick. I've got to go Christmas shopping," Matta joked at the outset of his postgame comments.
• Ohio State is 12-0 for the first time since a 17-0 start in 1990-91. It's the fourth best start in school history.
• The Buckeyes have won both of its meetings with Oakland.
• Deshaun Thomas led Ohio State with 17 points in 15 minutes off the bench.
• David Lighty scored 13 points in his 100th career start.
• Dallas Lauderdale tied a career best with 6 blocked shots.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-61 (.377)||33-71 (.465)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-24 (.375)||10-18 (.556)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-12 (.667)||16-24 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|
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