Sullinger leads No. 3 Ohio St over North Florida
Monday, November 21, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 3 Ohio State roared to a big first-half lead to beat North Florida 85-50 on Monday night.
Deshaun Thomas added 16 points and William Buford 13 for the Buckeyes (4-0), who ran their home winning streak to 26 in a row. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added seven points, five rebounds and set career bests with three steals and five assists.
Parker Smith had 10 points for North Florida (1-4), which has lost on the road to heavyweights Alabama, Florida, Miami and the Buckeyes. The Ospreys dropped to 0-11 against ranked teams.
After building a 19-point lead at halftime, Ohio State scored the first six points of the second half and 15 of the first 17.