Sullinger’s 19 lead No. 3 Buckeyes, 73-42



COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Preseason All-American Jared Sullinger scored 19 points to go with nine rebounds in leading No. 3 Ohio State to a 73-42 win over Wright State on Friday night in the Global Sports Shootout.

William Buford added 13 points for the Buckeyes. Point guard Aaron Craft had 10 points and just one turnover in 28 minutes in the opener for both teams.

A.J. Pacher had 13 points and Reggie Arcenaux 11 for Wright State, which was 19-14 a year ago but doesn’t have a player on the roster with more than a year of experience with the Raiders.

Bigger, quicker Ohio State was 26 of 38 at the free-throw line compared to Wright State’s 10 of 15.

The Buckeyes led 34-20 at the half, with Sullinger picking up nine of his 13 points at the line.

Ohio State on Tuesday hosts No. 8 Florida, coming off a 99-59 winner over Jackson State.