Ohio St. 65, Penn St. 51

Saturday, January 26, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials - Brian Dorsey, Bill Ek, Ed Hightower
Attendance - 11212

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Ohio St. 29 36 65
Penn St. 18 33 51

Recap

No. 15 Ohio State 65, Penn State 51: Sam Thompson scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting as the visiting Buckeyes rolled to their 18th straight win over the Nittany Lions.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 11 points and eight rebounds for Ohio State (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) while Deshaun Thomas, the conference's leading scorer (20.5), managed only 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

Jermaine Marshall led Penn State (8-12, 0-8) with 16 points while D.J. Newbill logged 15 and six assists.

Two Shannon Scott jumpers and a Thompson dunk sparked a 14-1 run as the Buckeyes turned a tie game into a 25-12 lead with 4:50 left in the first half. After taking a 29-18 lead into halftime, Thompson converted a three-point play 27 seconds into the second half.

A Newbill layup and Brandon Taylor 3-pointer pulled Penn State withing 32-23 just 2:17 later, but Ohio state responded with a 12-2 run -- capped by another Thompson three-point play -- as the lead ballooned to 44-25 with 13:37 left. The Nittany Lions never got closer than 13 from there.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Thomas' 11 points marked his lowest scoring total this season. The last time he scored fewer than a dozen came in the NCAA title game on March 31, 2012. Thomas scored nine points on 3-of-14 shooting in Ohio State's 64-62 loss to Kansas. ... Both teams combined to commit just 12 turnovers. The Buckeyes committed eight while Penn State had four. ... Ohio State outrebounded the Nittany Lions, 38-25.

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aaron Craft 39:00 3-9 0-1 1-1 0 6 6 5 3 1 1 1 7
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 35:00 2-4 0-1 7-8 1 7 8 2 2 0 0 0 11
Deshaun Thomas 29:00 4-13 1-3 2-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 0 11
Sam Thompson 31:00 6-7 2-2 2-2 0 6 6 2 1 2 0 2 16
Amir Williams 17:00 0-1 0-0 3-6 3 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 3
Evan Ravenel 17:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 0 5 0 1 1 6
Shannon Scott 11:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 4
LaQuinton Ross 15:00 1-5 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5
Trey McDonald 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Amedeo Della Valle 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 21-48 4-9 19-23 6 32 38 10 17 3 8 4 65
  43.8% 44.4% 82.6% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 8

Penn St. Nittany Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jermaine Marshall 37:00 4-11 2-6 6-9 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 2 16
Sasa Borovnjak 25:00 4-8 0-0 1-2 0 3 3 1 3 0 1 1 9
Nick Colella 35:00 1-2 1-2 1-3 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 4
D.J. Newbill 39:00 5-9 0-0 5-8 1 3 4 6 4 2 1 1 15
Brandon Taylor 20:00 1-8 1-8 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 3
Ross Travis 22:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 5 0 0 1 0
Patrick Ackerman 3:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
Jon Graham 13:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 1 0 0 2 0
Donovon Jack 5:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kevin Montminy 1:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-47 4-17 13-22 2 23 25 11 19 3 4 7 51
  36.2% 23.5% 59.1% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 4