COLUMBUS, Ohio – LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points, including eight in a decisive 15-0 run, to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Delaware 76-64 on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes started slowly, falling behind by six points before rallying, putting together that 15-point run that closed out the first half an opened the second, giving OSU a 40-26 lead.
“Sometimes you have some games where things aren’t clicking the way you want them to. However, the difference between good teams and great teams figure it out and win,” head coach Thad Matta said.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14 points, Aaron Craft had 12, Amir Williams had 11 points and 12 rebounds and Amedeo Della Valle added 10 points for the Buckeyes (11-0), who have won every game by double figures.
Devon Saddler, still rounding into shape after a seven-game disciplinary suspension, had 17 points and Jarvis Threatt added 14 for the Blue Hens (5-6), who have lost three straight.
Both teams will be playing in the five-team BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, with the Blue Hens meeting Bryant and Ohio State squaring off against Notre Dame.