Deshaun Thomas had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead Ohio State to a 69-58 win over Rhode Island on Saturday.
Thomas shot 9 of 18 from the field including 3 of 6 from three-point territory and played all 40 minutes of the game for the No. 4 Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes led by just four at halftime, 30-26, but were able to extend their lead to nine when Craft made a three-pointer with 6:45 left in the second half to put Ohio State up 53-44 and the Rams were unable to close the gap the rest of the way.
Ohio State improved to 2-0 on the year while Rhode Island dropped to 0-3.