NCAAB Game Recap - Stetson at Ohio State
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:30 PM EST

ChaSo
46
MSU
94
F
UtVal
74
KY
82
F
Stetsn
51
OhSt
86
F
TexSA
50
UtSt
82
F
Colg
62
Aub
91
F
UCIrv
53
Colora
69
F
Wilbe
79
SCSt
103
F
N CO
61
WVU
69
F
(N/A)
39
NFla
115
F
Presb
53
ND
63
F
SMU
59
Evans
57
F
CarBi
57
Troy
84
F
W&M
70
Okla
75
F
Monm
50
Pitt
63
F
Hartfo
50
Oakl
60
F
Bry
73
Niag
62
F
App
41
UNCG
55
F
LongI
92
DelSt
84
F
MidTN
72
CoCar
93
F
(N/A)
58
CenMI
115
F
FaDi
65
Army
81
F
USC-Up
45
Akr
76
F
Eccle
55
South
121
F
(N/A)
51
McNee
103
F
HiPt
51
Belm
90
F
(N/A)
68
Leh
87
F
Campv
66
W Ky
109
F
(N/A)
61
E IL
114
F
SIU-E
56
SDak
71
F
JackSt
58
TxSt
73
F
Longw
48
NIU
65
F
Bacon
38
UMKC
111
F
Woff
56
Mizzu
75
F
HI
53
Ill
66
F
AF
54
TCU
65
F
MTTec
74
Mont
72
F
(N/A)
65
TNSt
99
F
AbCh
58
UNLV
72
F
PVAM
50
Cal
54
F
S UT
61
UCLA
76
F

Nov 18, 2019, 8:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Stetson (2-2)

14

37

51

(10) Ohio State (4-0)

42

44

86

Surging No. 10 Ohio State routs Stetson 86-51
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:57 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Fresh from routing Villanova and vaulting into the top 10 for the first time in two seasons, Ohio State kept up the momentum in another tuneup game that the Buckeyes likely could have won with half the effort.

The No. 10 Buckeyes steamrolled Stetson 86-51 on Monday night without drama as coach Chris Holtmann emptied the bench and got points from 11 of the 13 players who participated.

There wasn't as much energy in the building as last Wednesday night when the Buckeyes knocked off then-No. 10 Villanova 76-51.

"We knew that this would be a young team that was rebuilding," Holtmann said of the Hatters, who started three freshmen.

Kyle Young had a career-high 15 points and Kaleb Wesson added 13 in Ohio State's romp. Young also had 10 rebounds.

The Buckeyes (4-0), who moved up six spots in the AP Top 25 after taking down Villanova, jumped out to a 28-3 lead against the overmatched Hatters (2-2), built a 42-14 halftime advantage and cruised in the second half.

D.J. Carton had 10 points and Justin Ahrens had nine, hitting three 3-pointers. Ibrahima Diallo, a 6-foot-10 freshman from Senegal, scored five points, the first of his career.

The bright spot for Stetson was freshman Rob Perry, who finished with 17 points. He also led the team with eight rebounds. The Hatters shot just 14.3% in the first half and finished at 28.1%.

"We're just looking for little victories in some kind of way," first-year Stetson coach Donnie Jones said.

Stetson last played in Columbus 40 years ago and lost that game by 19 points.

BIG PICTURE

Stetson: Atlantic Sun conference team from Deland, Florida, got it expected when it scheduled Ohio State, which just happens to be really good.

"We came out very nervous," Jones said. "As much as you want to tell your young basketball team `Don't be nervous. Just go out and play,' still you've got to go out and play."

Ohio State: Full of confidence after knocking off Villanova, the Buckeyes take care of business in another November tuneup. They shouldn't be seriously tested again until traveling to take on No. 5 North Carolina on Dec. 4. The Buckeyes have won their past three games by an average of more than 26 points.

YOU DON'T SAY

Ohio State is the only school in the country with its football and basketball teams both in the top 10. The football Buckeyes are ranked No. 2 and face No. 9 Penn State at home on Saturday. With another tuneup game on Friday, the basketball team is likely to hang around in the upper echelon for awhile.

MAINTAIN THE MOMENTUM

Holtmann said the most challenging thing about jumping out to a big lead is trying to keep the players on track and playing the right way even as the score gets more out of hand.

"It's really tough to play hard for all 40 (minutes)," Young acknowledged. "But that's what we're trying to do."

UP NEXT

Stetson: At Iona on Friday.

Ohio State: Hosts Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday.

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Leaders

Stetson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Ivery 0 0 1 1 0 0
C. Foucart 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ohio State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Hummer 0 0 2 1 1 0
A. Gaffney 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Stetsn OhSt
Points For 51 86
Field Goals 16/57-28% 30/66-45%
Three Pointers 8/22-36% 10/27-37%
Free Throws 11/19-58% 16/19-84%
Offensive Rebounds 16 16
Defensive Rebounds 21 32
Rebounds 41 52
Blocks 1 9
Steals 4 5
Turnovers 17 9
Personal Fouls 15 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 18 Stetsn 51 @ OhSt 86 J. Crutchfield 1 H. Hookfin 2

Game Information

Stadium: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 9,774
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