Ohio St. 77, Washington 66

Sunday, November 18, 2012 4:30 PM
Location - Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Officials - Robert Adams, Michael Kitts, Brian O'Connell
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Washington 31 35 66
Ohio St. 41 36 77

Recap


No. 4 Ohio State 77, Washington 66: Deshaun Thomas scored 21 of his career-high-tying 31 points in the first half as the Buckeyes cruised to victory in the Naismith bracket championship game of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic in Uncasville, Conn.

Thomas made his first nine shots - including a trio of 3-pointers - and Aaron Craft drilled all eight of his free-throw attempts to finish with 18 points.

Fourth-ranked Ohio State (3-0) held a 41-31 edge at halftime before registering a 10-1 run early in the second half to put the game away.

After Washington closed to within five at 44-39, Thomas and Amir Williams made a pair of layups and a free throw apiece to cap the signature run.

C.J. Wilcox shot 7-for-12 from the field for a team-high 18 points for Washington (2-2), which split its two games in the tournament.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The teams were playing for the first time since 1972. Washington leads the all-time series, 8-4 ... The Huskies shot 9-of-19 from 3-point range. ... Excluding Thomas, the rest of the Buckeyes were 0-for-5 from 3-point range.

Washington Huskies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Aziz N'Diaye 34:00 4-7 0-0 1-5 5 6 11 1 4 1 2 1 9
Abdul Gaddy 31:00 4-6 3-4 4-5 1 2 3 2 4 0 2 0 15
Jernard Jarreau 17:00 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 5
Scott Suggs 34:00 4-12 2-5 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0 11
C.J. Wilcox 35:00 7-13 4-8 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 2 18
Andrew Andrews 20:00 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 2
Desmond Simmons 27:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 0 6
Martin Breunig 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-48 9-18 11-17 6 18 24 10 17 1 13 3 66
  47.9% 50.0% 64.7% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 13

Ohio St Buckeyes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Deshaun Thomas 39:00 12-20 3-7 4-5 4 4 8 3 1 0 1 0 31
Aaron Craft 36:00 5-11 0-1 8-8 0 2 2 4 4 2 1 0 18
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 31:00 0-5 0-2 0-0 1 5 6 3 2 2 0 0 0
Sam Thompson 22:00 0-5 0-2 3-4 1 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 3
Evan Ravenel 30:00 4-5 0-0 4-4 3 1 4 0 2 0 2 1 12
Shannon Scott 16:00 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 3 0 0 4
Amir Williams 11:00 2-3 0-0 1-5 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 5
LaQuinton Ross 14:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 4
TOTAL 199 27-57 3-12 20-26 12 18 30 14 17 9 6 3 77
  47.4% 25.0% 76.9% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 6