Ohio State has been making plays in the second half to earn a 50-44 lead over Syracuse at the under-12 timeout. But Syracuse has been hampered by some serious foul trouble.
Jared Sullinger, limited to six minutes in the second half, has 11 points in the game, matching William Buford's 11 for the game's high. Lenzelle Smith has nine points for the Buckeyes, who are also doing work on the glass, snagging 27 rebounds to Syracuse's 16.
But Ohio State has also been to the line 24 times thanks to 19 whistles on the Orange, and Dion Waiters, James Southerland and Rakeem Christmas have all picked up four fouls. Scoop Jardine leads Syracuse with seven points and five assists, but hasn't scored since the first half.
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