As expected, the third ranked Ohio St. Buckeyes had very little trouble in their season-opening exhibition against Walsh. The Buckeyes hit better than 60% of their field goals in a convincing 95-49 win over Walsh Sunday afternoon. Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and Deshaun Thomas earned their first career starts as they replaced long-time starters Jon Diebler and David Lighty.â†µ
William Buford led Ohio State with 17 points while Jared Sullinger and Jordan Sibert each had 15. J.D. Weatherspoon made the most of his limited time with 13 points in 11 minutes. As expected, Thad Matta played around with lineups in the tune-up game. Ohio State saw 11 different players play at least 11 minutes, and each of those 11 cracked the scoring column at least once.â†µ
Brad Dupont and Ryan Burrell each had 13 points for Walsh, who hit only 35% of their field goals.â†µ
Ohio State begins it regular season Friday evening at home against Wright State.