COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Thomas did most of his damage in the first half. By then, he was just about done, and so was Savannah State.
Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first 20 minutes and No. 7 Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State 85-45 on Wednesday night.
”The past couple of games some of the first 3s I took weren’t going in,” Thomas said, referring to slow starts in lopsided wins over Northern Kentucky and Long Beach State. ”Now my teammates are getting me open and I was ready to shoot. It just feels good out there, getting in that rhythm, getting the open spots and just knocking them down.”
Savannah State coach Horace Broadnax, a mainstay on the great Georgetown teams of the early 1980s, joked that his players lost track of Thomas.
”I guess we didn’t understand the scouting report on Thomas that he could shoot the basketball because we left him open a lot,” he said.
There were plenty of others who contributed.
LaQuinton Ross added 13 points and tied a career high with nine rebounds, Shannon Scott had a career-best 12 points to go with four steals and three assists and Evan Ravenel chipped in with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Buckeyes (7-1).
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