Ohio St. 89, Long Beach St. 55

Saturday, December 8, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio
Officials - Paul Janssen, Rob Kruger, Tom O'Neill
Attendance - 14832

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Long Beach St. 25 30 55
Ohio St. 39 50 89

Recap


No. 7 Ohio State 89, Long Beach State 55: Deshaun Thomas scored 18 points and the host Buckeyes breezed past the overmatched 49ers.

LaQuinton Ross had 16 points and nine rebounds and Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 and nine to help Ohio State (6-1) dominate the backboards by a 45-31 margin.

Sam Thompson was also in double figures with 13 points in the second of an eight-game homestand for the Buckeyes, who were playing for the first time in a week.

Dan Jennings scored a team-high 16 points and James Ennis added 12 for Long Beach State (3-6), which lost to its second top-10 opponent in three days and suffered its fourth defeat to a ranked team this season.

Ross scored six straight points in an 11-0 run to help Ohio State take a 29-15 lead at halftime. The Buckeyes opened the second half with a 17-3 burst to open a 22-point lead and eventually pushed it to as many as 42 points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ohio State won its 36th consecutive home game against a non-conference opponent. ... Long Beach State has played a killer early-season schedule, losing to North Carolina and Arizona before getting routed at Syracuse on Thursday night. ... Buckeyes PG Aaron Craft needed 10 stitches for a cut sustained over his eye while battling for a rebound.

Long Beach St. 49ers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Dan Jennings 26:00 6-13 0-0 4-5 4 4 8 0 4 0 2 0 16
Peter Pappageorge 38:00 1-7 1-4 1-3 0 6 6 2 2 0 2 0 4
Mike Caffey 24:00 1-11 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 4 2 2 4 0 4
James Ennis 31:00 5-15 2-6 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 12
Kris Gulley 24:00 2-6 1-4 0-0 1 3 4 0 4 0 2 0 5
Kyle Richardson 12:00 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 5
Deng Deng 29:00 2-4 1-3 4-4 3 5 8 0 0 0 2 0 9
Nick Shepherd 16:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-61 5-20 12-16 10 21 31 8 19 3 13 0 55
  31.1% 25.0% 75.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 13

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Sam Thompson 27:00 5-8 1-3 2-2 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 13
Evan Ravenel 9:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 2
Aaron Craft 19:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 3 3 1 2 0 5
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 24:00 5-7 3-4 1-3 3 6 9 2 0 0 2 0 14
Deshaun Thomas 28:00 7-16 3-8 1-2 2 2 4 2 1 0 1 0 18
Amir Williams 16:00 1-2 0-0 5-8 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 1 7
LaQuinton Ross 22:00 5-10 0-5 6-6 2 7 9 4 1 0 2 0 16
Shannon Scott 25:00 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 4 5 9 3 2 1 0 3
Trey McDonald 15:00 1-2 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 4
Amedeo Della Valle 12:00 2-7 1-5 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 1 5
Alex Rogers 3:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 31-66 10-30 17-23 14 31 45 22 19 6 9 3 89
  47.0% 33.3% 73.9% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 9