Nflorida 29 35 64
Ohiost 48 51 99
Date of game: 11/29/2013

Recap: Ohio State vs. North Florida

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Amir Williams had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Ohio State past North Florida, 99-64, on Friday.

LaQuinton Ross added 17 points and eight rebounds and Aaron Craft poured in 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Buckeyes (6-0) who will host Maryland on Dec. 4.

"I think when guys see other guys make shots it boosts everyone's confidence," Smith said. "That thinking catches on fire and guys start swinging the ball, getting wide-open shots. Everybody has a little Coach Matta in them saying you better not miss this shot."

Dallas Moore and Beau Beech scored 14 points apiece and Charles McRoy finished with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Ospreys (4-4), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

"With Thanksgiving yesterday we had the opportunity to go over to Coach's [Matta's] house - I'd like to drug test the turkeys and see what he put in them. This is the best they've shot all year long. Unfortunately, we helped them get to that point," said North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll.

Ohio State started its domination early. With the score tied 6-6, Lenzelle Smith canned a trey to spark an 18-0 run to put the Buckeyes on top 24-6.

The Ospreys cut their deficit in half following a Chris Davenport 3-pointer at the 10:57 mark, but the Buckeyes kept their foot on the pedal and led 37-23 with just under four minutes remaining in the first half. OSU closed the half on an 11-6 run to take a 48-29 lead into the break.

Ross' 3-pointer just under four minutes in gave the Buckeyes a 59-31 lead and they never looked back.

Game Notes

Smith finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists ... Amedeo Della Valle scored 17 points off the bench for Ohio State ... The Buckeyes shot 69.2 percent from the field and were 14-for-23 from 3-point range ... North Florida had 18 turnovers.

Memphis, Fuente agree to extension

With the school's first bowl appearance in six years on the horizon, Memphis announced Thursday it has awarded head football coach Justin Fuente with a contract extension.

Kemp trade on hold over medicals

The San Diego Padres are considering whether or not to finalize or void their agreed-upon trade for Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp due to results over the outfielder's physical, according to a report from USA Today.

Mavs get Rondo from Celtics

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Rajon Rondo on Thursday, dealing three players and two draft picks to the Boston Celtics for the All- Star point guard, according to multiple reports.

Crosby back in lineup

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was in the lineup for Thursday's home game against the Colorado Avalanche.

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