COLUMBUS, Ohio — It took two weeks after its originally scheduled start of the season, but the 2012-13 Ohio State basketball team finally put together a complete game.
After looking far from dominant in wins over Albany, Rhode Island, and Washington following the canceled Carrier Classic with Maquette, the Buckeyes looked like they deserved the No. 3 ranking that’s been bestowed upon them in the Associated Press and USA Today polls with a 91-45 win over the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
“I was excited to see our guys play from start-to-finish,” OSU coach Thad Matta. said. “We didn’t ever want Kansas City to be comfortable on offense.”
It was hard to find a weakness for OSU inside of the Schottenstein Center against the Kangaroos on Friday night. The Buckeyes made 61 percent of their shots and assisted on 21 of 31 field goals, while holding UMKC to a 25 percent mark shooting the ball.
All 10 scholarship players on the Buckeyes’ roster scored on Friday night, including forward Deshaun Thomas, who led Ohio State with 21 points in 22 minutes of action. Thomas’ offensive outpour against the Kangaroos has become the norm for the Buckeyes, with the junior forward ranking eighth in the nation in scoring with 24 points per game.
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