Ohio St. 63, Nebraska 56

Saturday, February 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
Officials - Buddy Mayborg, Steve McJunkins, Larry Scirotto
Attendance - 11478

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Ohio St. 32 31 63
Nebraska 23 33 56

Recap


No. 11 Ohio State 63, Nebraska 56:
Lenzelle Smith Jr. went 6-for-6 from the field en route to a game-high 21 points as the visiting Buckeyes held off the Cornhuskers.

Deshaun Thomas scored 15 points and Aaron Craft added 14 and six assists for Ohio State (17-4, 7-2 Big Ten), which has won four straight.

David Rivers scored 13 points and Dylan Talley had 12 for the Cornhuskers (11-12, 2-8), who shot 37.1 percent from the field and went 6-for-26 from 3-point range.

Both schools struggled from the floor in the first half but the Buckeyes went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line while Nebraska failed to get to the stripe, leading to a 32-23 Ohio State lead at the break. The Cornhuskers missed seven straight shots at one point as the Buckeyes turned a two-point deficit into a 30-19 edge.

Ohio State pushed the lead to as much as 53-38 with 9:05 to play before Nebraska battled back. Rivers scored six points during a 15-5 run, including two free throws that cut it to 58-53 with 2:40 left, before the Buckeyes sealed it at the free-throw line.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Ohio State has the roughest part of its schedule coming up this week with dates against No. 1 Michigan and No. 3 Indiana. … Nebraska is averaging 54.8 points in conference play. … Cornhuskers leading scorer Ray Gallegos was held to 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting, including 3-of-12 from beyond the arc.

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 30:00 6-6 3-3 6-8 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 21
Deshaun Thomas 40:00 6-18 0-4 3-3 1 4 5 0 1 1 2 0 15
Sam Thompson 24:00 1-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 0 2
Amir Williams 28:00 0-0 0-0 7-8 2 6 8 0 1 2 1 3 7
Aaron Craft 39:00 4-12 0-3 6-7 1 5 6 6 0 1 2 2 14
Evan Ravenel 12:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 0
LaQuinton Ross 15:00 1-3 1-2 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 4
Shannon Scott 12:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-46 4-12 23-28 6 24 30 8 10 4 11 6 63
  39.1% 33.3% 82.1% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 11

Nebraska Cornhuskers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Ray Gallegos 40:00 4-14 3-12 0-0 0 6 6 1 2 1 1 0 11
Dylan Talley 36:00 5-14 2-8 0-0 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 12
David Rivers 25:00 5-7 1-1 2-2 3 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 13
Shavon Shields 29:00 3-9 0-1 0-0 2 1 3 0 3 2 1 1 6
Brandon Ubel 40:00 2-10 0-4 2-2 4 4 8 3 3 1 3 1 6
Andre Almeida 21:00 2-6 0-0 0-1 3 5 8 1 4 1 1 3 4
Benny Parker 9:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 23-62 6-26 4-5 13 21 34 8 17 5 9 5 56
  37.1% 23.1% 80.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 9