Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 12/1/12
LaQuinton Ross *might* need some more playing time. In their first game since the Duke loss on Wednesday night in Durham, the Buckeyes struggled early offensively, but it was Ross who led the offensive attack with 22 points in OSU’s 70-43 victory over the Norse of Northern Kentucky, a first-year Divison I team. Deshaun Thomas added 14 points and 8 boards, while Sam Thompson had 10 points. The Buckeyes, however, shot just 38% and they only won the rebounding battle against a much smaller team 42-38. They did force 21 turnovers and hold the Norse to 27% shooting. The Bucks next face Long Beach State next Saturday in Columbus. North. Kentucky Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts C. Jackson 28 2-3 0-0 2-4 3 5 1 7 0 0 3 6 E. Jones 30 3-13 3-8 0-0 1 3 1 2 0 1 2 9 E. Faulkner 29 1-3 1-3 1-2 3 7 2 3 1 0 2 4 E. Watson 28 1-10 0-3 0-0 1 7 1 1 0 0 4 2 J. Billups 21 5-8 0-0 1-2 5 9 0 3 0 2 2 11 J. Rossi 3 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 A. Monaco 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 J. Flournoy 10 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 T. Johnson 22 0-7 0-5 0-0 0 4 4 3 2 0 0 0 N. Snodgrass 12 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 T. White 13 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 J. Staley 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Totals 16-59 7-29 4-8 14 38 10 21 5 3 18 43 Percentages .271 .241 .500 Team Rebounds: 3  Ohio St. Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts E. Ravenel 20 1-5 0-0 2-2 2 7 0 2 0 0 1 4 D. Thomas 30 5-14 0-3 4-5 4 8 0 3 1 1 0 14 S. Thompson 20 3-5 1-1 3-4 1 4 2 0 1 0 2 10 L. Smith, Jr. 22 2-9 2-6 0-0 1 5 2 0 0 0 1 6 A. Craft 32 2-9 0-4 0-0 2 5 4 1 4 0 1 4 A. Rogers 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A. Williams 13 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 S. Scott 21 1-5 0-1 3-4 0 2 6 0 2 1 2 5 A. Della Valle 5 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 T. McDonald 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L. Ross 29 8-12 3-6 3-3 3 8 0 2 1 1 0 22 Totals 23-61 7-23 17-20 14 42 14 11 10 5 9 70 Percentages .377 .304 .850 Team Rebounds: 1 Game Info Technical Fouls: None Arena: Value City Arena, Columbus, OH Attendance: 16,548 Officials: Ed Hightower, Ray Perone, Charles Bullock
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