No. 8 Ohio State stays perfect at home, Ohio and Cleveland State fall

Jamie Sabau

The Buckeyes took a 15 point lead into halftime against UNC-Ashville while Cleveland State trailed by 22 at halftime to St. Bonaventure.

The No. 8 Ohio St. Buckeyes made easy work of the UNC-Ashville Bulldogs 90-72 in Columbus yesterday. The Buckeyes moved to a perfect 6-0 at home behind double figures in points from four of their starters. Sam Thompson led the way with 18 points and Deshaun Thomas chipped in 17 points.

The Ohio Bobcats held a 25-20 halftime lead over the Winthrop Eagles but fell to their opponents from the Big South by the slimmest of margins 50-49. The lost was the first of the season for the Bobcats at home. Reggie Keely came off the bench for the Bobcats and dropped 14 points to lead the team. D.J. Cooper led the starters with eight points.

The Cleveland St. Vikings dug themselves a gigantic hole before the half, trailing the St. Bonaventure Bonnies by 48-26 as the teams went to the locker room. They ultimately fell 87-53 to the Bonnies with Bryn Forbes leading the Vikings with 12 points.

The Buckeyes are sitting at 8-1 on the season in the middle of the Big Ten pack. Ohio is now 7-3 on the year leading the MAC's east division and Cleveland State is 6-4 on the year in the middle of the Horizon League.

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