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After the cancellation of Friday’s Carrier Classic, the Ohio State Buckeye’s men’s basketball team officially began their season with an 82-60 win over Albany on Sunday. The Buckeyes 17-2 run to close the first half helped the home team pull away from an Albany squad that kept the game close for most of the first half. The lead stayed around 20 for most of the second half, with the result never in doubt. Ohio State was led by their stars Aaron Craft, who scored 20 points to go along with his 7 assists, and Deshaun Thomas who chipped in with 19 points to start his season. The win for comes in the first round of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament. The Buckeye will now play Rhode Island in the next round on November 17th and then will play a championship or consolation game the following day. Albany Team Statistics: Albany Great Danes Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts J. Iati 34 3-8 1-5 6-6 1 5 3 2 2 0 3 13 J. Guerrier 19 1-6 1-5 2-2 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 5 J. Puk 29 1-3 0-0 2-2 1 7 1 4 0 0 3 4 B. Metcalf 22 0-0 0-0 2-4 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 M. Black 33 7-13 2-6 4-6 2 2 1 1 1 0 2 20 G. Johnson 8 0-2 0-0 0-2 1 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 D. Evans 9 0-2 0-0 2-2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 S. Rowley 19 2-3 0-0 3-4 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 7 C. Page 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 P. Hooley 8 1-5 1-3 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 D. Wiegmann 5 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 L. Devlin 12 1-2 1-2 1-2 2 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 Totals   16-45 6-22 22-30 9 29 6 17 4 0 18 60 Percentages   .356 .273 .733   Team Rebounds: 3 Ohio St. Team Statistics: Ohio State Buckeyes Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts S. Thompson 27 2-4 0-1 0-0 2 5 3 2 1 4 3 4 L. Smith, Jr. 30 8-11 2-2 0-0 1 5 0 1 0 0 2 18 A. Craft 31 6-9 5-7 3-4 1 2 7 1 0 0 3 20 D. Thomas 30 7-17 4-9 1-1 0 3 2 2 2 0 1 19 E. Ravenel 15 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 S. Scott 19 4-5 0-0 1-3 0 1 3 2 2 0 3 9 L. Ross 23 4-8 1-1 1-2 3 5 0 1 0 0 3 10 A. Williams 16 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 T. McDonald 9 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 Totals   32-56 12-20 6-13 8 28 18 11 5 4 20 82 Percentages   .571 .600 .462   Team Rebounds: 4
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