NCAAB Game Recap - UMass Lowell at Ohio State
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Bingha
47
MSU
100
F
YSU
55
Lou
78
F
FlaSt
63
Fla
51
F
JMU
34
UVA
65
F
UMassL
56
OhSt
76
F
Ill
69
Ariz
90
F
BC
74
SoFL
60
F
Wyo
32
SCar
66
F
Corn
81
Bry
82
F
Niag
39
Rut
86
F
SIU
52
Oakl
61
F
Colum
63
Wake
65
F
StJos
69
OlDom
82
F
Toled
96
Marsh
70
F
MD-ES
55
Lib
66
F
Maine
46
Harv
67
F
AbCh
83
Drex
86
F(OT)
MsVl
78
CenMI
134
F
Vermt
66
Buck
63
F
CarBi
64
N AL
95
F
AlSt
50
MOSt
59
F
Colg
68
Clem
81
F
Del
91
TexSA
79
F
MTStN
50
Mont
64
F
ArkLR
70
IlSt
75
F
Detr
65
NCSU
84
F
(N/A)
56
Navy
87
F
Portl
72
SJSU
57
F
Winth
74
Fres
77
F
(N/A)
40
Rice
65
F
IPFW
78
SEMO
79
F
UCSB
61
UCLA
77
F
Pacif
76
FlaAM
54
F
SDak
81
HI
75
F

Nov 10, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UMass Lowell (1-2)

25

31

56

(18) Ohio State (2-0)

38

38

76

No. 18 Ohio State routs UMass Lowell 76-56
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) No. 18 Ohio State hopes the latest tuneup game will have its young players ready to go against a top 10 team this week.

The Buckeyes routed UMass-Lowell 76-56 on Sunday to take a 2-0 record into an early season matchup with No. 10 Villanova at home Wednesday night.

"Villanova is a blue-blood program, and I think Jay (Wright) is one of the top two or three coaches in the country," Buckeyes coach Chris Holtmann said. "This is a quick turnaround for us. It will be a great challenge."

The Buckeyes will need solid games from their talented freshmen. The best of them, guard D.J. Carton, had 13 points on Sunday.

Ohio State shrugged off a slow start against overmatched UMass-Lowell (1-2) and grabbed the lead for good seven minutes into the game.

The Buckeyes eventually led by as many as 31 points in the second half before the River Hawks cut the final margin to 20. UMass-Lowell shot just 33 percent from the floor and 22 percent from beyond the arc.

Kaleb Wesson had a one-handed jam off an E.J. Liddell lob before Wesson returned the favor by dishing to Liddell after tracking down an errant pass. Wesson's crosscourt assist to Carton for a 3 gave Ohio State its 13-point halftime lead. Ohio State went on a 21-9 run to open the second half.

Ohio State had five players in double figures on Sunday against overmatched UMass-Lowell, led by Carton and Wesson with 13 points each.

Wesson also had 13 rebounds and five assists. Luther Muhammad added 11 points, while Alonzo Gaffney and Kyle Young each added 10.

The Buckeyes played without senior forward Andre Wesson, who suffered an eye injury in the team's win over Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

His brother, Kaleb Wesson, already had a double-double by halftime. He had tallied 11 points, 11 rebounds and four assists as the Buckeyes built a 38-25 halftime lead.

Obadiah Noel led UMass-Lowell (1-2) with 15 points, and Connor Withers had 10.

"I give our guys credit," Holtmann said. "I thought they attacked our defensive game plan with good urgency."

HITTING THE WALL

It was a tough game for UMass-Lowell guard Christian Lutete, who was coming off a 51-point outburst in the River Hawks' victory over LIU-Brooklyn on Friday. He finished with just nine points on 4-for-12 shooting.

BIG PICTURE:

UMass-Lowell: The River Hawks have a veteran squad and could be a team to watch in the America East this season. But they couldn't stay with the more-talented Buckeyes.

"This was a great game for us and our players," UMass-Lowell coach Jay Duquette said. "We did some good things and learned some things about ourselves today. Ohio State was really unselfish. The ball moves with them, and they make the right play."

Ohio State: Buckeyes get plenty of contributions against an overmatched team. A better gauge of where they are early will come against Villanova.

"We are always excited for our next opponent, but this is a top-10 opponent," Kaleb Wesson said. "But this is about us. If we come in with the right mindset and work hard and prepare, I feel like we'll be in a good position to win the game."

UP NEXT

UMass-Lowell: Hosts UMass-Boston on Tuesday night.

Ohio State: Hosts No. 10 Villanova on Wednesday night.

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Leaders

UMass Lowell PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Blunt 0 0 1 0 0 0
D. Ivory 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Hummer 0 0 0 0 1 0
H. Hookfin 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UMassL OhSt
Points For 56 76
Field Goals 20/61-33% 28/57-49%
Three Pointers 5/23-22% 9/23-39%
Free Throws 11/20-55% 11/22-50%
Offensive Rebounds 11 10
Defensive Rebounds 26 34
Rebounds 39 47
Blocks 1 4
Steals 7 2
Turnovers 12 14
Personal Fouls 20 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - OhSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Nov 10 UMassL 56 @ OhSt 76 L. Maziashvili 2 E. Liddell 4

Game Information

Stadium: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 11,632
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