Wyoming 34 16 50
Ohiost 38 27 65
Date of game: 11/25/2013

Recap: Ohio State vs. Wyoming

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Lenzelle Smith Jr. led with a game-high 20 points as the No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Wyoming Cowboys, 65-50, at Value City Arena.

Smith Jr. drained 5-of-8 of his 3-point attempts. Amir Williams pulled down 16 boards and scored 12 points and Aaron Craft added 10 points as the Buckeyes (5-0) stayed undefeated.

Larry Nance Jr. recorded a double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Derek Cooke Jr. and Riley Grabau each scored eight points as Ohio State halted Wyoming's (4-2) three game winning streak.

"It was really cool coming back home. It was a dream come true playing on this court. I'm proud of our team played tonight and the way we handled ourselves," said Nance Jr.

Ohio State took over the game at the 12:14 mark of the second half. Shannon Scott got called for a technical foul and Grabau drained the two free throws to tie the game at 45. Smith Jr. drained a 3 to give the Buckeyes a 48-45 lead and spark a 20-5 run to end the game.

Craft drained two free throws and made two layups to give the Buckeyes six straight points before Smith Jr. hit another 3-pointer to make it 57-47 with 5:56 remaining.

"I told my players Wyoming is a very good basketball team, but we allowed them to shoot 55 percent in the first half," said OSU head coach Thad Matta. "The adjustments we made in the second half resulted in the best defense we are capable of playing."

The Buckeyes got off to a hot start with Scott making two shots from beyond the arc in a 10-4 run to start the game.

Wyoming got to within two late in the first half after Nance Jr. dunked to make it 32-30. Smith dropped a 3-pointer and Williams tipped in a shot to give the Buckeyes a 38-32 game before Nance Jr. dunked with 17 seconds remaining to account for the score at the end of the half.

Grabau pulled up to make a 3-point jumper and Nance Jr. slammed a commanding dunk on a 9-0 run early in the second half that gave a 42-39 Wyoming lead.

Game Notes

The Buckeyes are now 3-1 all-time vs. Wyoming and have not faced the Cowboys since the 1995-96 season ... Ohio State outrebounded Wyoming 42-29 ... The Buckeyes shot 34.8 percent from beyond the arc, while the Cowboys only managed to shoot 14.3.

North Carolina A&T QB no longer on team

Potential MEAC favorite North Carolina A&T will be without starting quarterback Kwashaun Quick for the 2015 season due to a violation of team rules.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kenseth puts winless streak behind him

Prior to Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, it had been a while since Matt Kenseth was in victory lane for a points race in the Sprint Cup Series.

49ers great St. Clair dies at 84

Hall of Famer Bob St. Clair, a 6-foot-9 offensive tackle who played all 11 of his NFL seasons for the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday at the age of 84.

Rockies activate De La Rosa to start vs. Padres

The Colorado Rockies activated pitcher Jorge De La Rose from the 15-day disabled list to start against the Padres in Monday's opener of a four-game set.

Capitals' Fehr out 2 games after check

Washington Capitals forward Eric Fehr will miss the next two games of their first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders after being injured on a check, his coach said.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.