Led by preseason All-American forward Jared Sullinger, the Ohio State Buckeyes have a narrow 35-32 lead over the Florida Gators at halftime in Columbus, Ohio.
Sullinger, star sophomore, leads all scorers with 10 points and is also tops on the glass with four rebounds. Although just 2-6 shooting from the field, Sullinger has made all six of his free throws. It should not come as a surprise to the Gators that the big man is knocking down his free throws, as he shot 83.3 % from the line last season.
The third-ranked Buckeyes have also received nine points, three rebounds, and two assists from Williams Buford. It was Sullinger and Buford who racked up 32 combined points in the team's season debut in a win over Wright St., and they are once again coming up big.
Meanwhile, the Gators, ranked 10th in the country entering tonight, have stayed in the game thanks in part to some sharpshooting from outside: Florida has made 6-11 three pointers after knocking down 13-30 attempts from long range in their first game of the season, a 40-point blowout over Jackson St.