Posted November 22, 2012 on AP on Fox
Ohio State won the Hall of Fame Tip Off championship game last weekend but still has a contest to play in the tournament. It likely won't receive as much of a challenge as it did in the final - or as it should get in the game after this one. Before turning their attention to a showdown of current top 5 teams, the third-ranked Buckeyes face Missouri-Kansas City for the first time Friday night in Columbus. After beating Rhode Island 69-58 in the tournament semifinals in Connecticut on Saturday, Ohio State (3-0) defeated Washington 77-66 in Sunday's title game. The Buckeyes led by seven with 9:35 to play before going on an 18-8 run to put away the game. "We all figured it out together as a team," tournament MVP Deshaun Thomas said. Thomas followed his 25-point, 10-rebound performance in the semifinals by matching a career high with 31 points in the final. The junior forward, who also had eight rebounds, scored 11 of his team's first 13 points and had 21 by ha...
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