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Ohio State whips Savannah State

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 05:39 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half and No. 7 Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State 85-45 on Wednesday night.

LaQuinton Ross added 13 points, Shannon Scott had 12 and Evan Ravenel 11 for the Buckeyes (7-1), who are three games into an eight-game homestand that will carry them through the Big Ten opener against Nebraska on Jan. 2.

Arnold Louis led Savannah State (5-5) with 14 points.

Women

NO. 3 BAYLOR 94,

ORAL ROBERTS 56

Odyssey Sims scored a season-high 27 points, Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Baylor (8-1) ran its home winning streak to 44, beating Oral Roberts (3-4).

Baylor hit 16 of its first 19 shots and led 51-34 at halftime. Kevi Luper had 19 points for Oral Roberts.

NO. 11 PENN STATE 60,

VIRGINIA TECH 41

Maggie Lucas scored 17 points and Mia Nickson had a double-double as Penn State (8-2) defeated Virginia Tech (4-4). Monet Teller led the Hokies with 18 points.

NO. 19 N. CAROLINA 49,

N.C. CENTRAL 21

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points while Brittany Rountree had 11 to help North Carolina (9-1) cruise past North Carolina Central (0-11).

UNC tied the program records for fewest points in a win and fewest points allowed in a game. It was also the lowest-scoring game in program history.

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