No. 22 Ohio State shuts down Illinois, 48-39 (The Associated Press)

View gallery Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice (24) shoots past Ohio State’s forward LaQuinton Ross (10) to score d … View gallery Illinois’ Joseph Bertrand (2) and Illinois’ Jon Ekey, back right, defend Ohio State’s gu … View gallery Illinois’ Maverick Morgan, right, tries to get an offensive rebound along with Ohio State’s  … View gallery Ohio State’s forward LaQuinton Ross (10) and Ohio State’s center Amir Williams (23) defend a … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Aaron Craft scored 14 points and No. 22 Ohio State held Illinois to 28.3 percent shooting on the way to a scrappy 48-39 win on Saturday.Craft picked up two early fouls and spent two long stretches on the bench. But he was still the Buckeyes’ best option on a tough offensive night for each team.LaQuinton Ross added nine points for Ohio State (20-6, 7-6 Big Ten), which trailed 23-20 at halftime.Illinois (14-12, 3-10) scored just nine points over the first 15:35 minutes of the second half.Tracy Abrams led Illinois with 13 points. Nnanna Egwu had a career-high 14 rebounds but fouled out late.The Illini have lost 10 of 11.BasketballSports & RecreationIllinoisAaron Craft

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