No. 3 Ohio State vs. UMKC final score: Buckeyes smoke Kangaroos in Columbus 91-45

Jamie Sabau

Ohio State had no trouble dispatching UMKC on Friday night.

On Friday night in Columbus, the old axiom was true: Even despite the 46-point margin of victory, the final score made the matchup between the Ohio State Buckeyes and UMKC Kangaroos seem closer than it was. The Buckeyes went into halftime up by the staggering score of 53-18, only outscoring UMKC by 11 points in the second half after emptying their bench.

The Buckeyes had five players in double-digits, including forward DeShaun Thomas, who put up 21 points on 6-8 shooting along with eight assists. Lenzell Smith, Jr., Sam Thompson, LaQuinton Ross and Shannon Scott were the other four Buckeyes with at least 10 points on the night. As a team, though, Ohio State's offensive numbers looked pedestrian compared to what they did to UMKC on defense.

The Kangaroos shot just 14-of-55 from the field and 1-of-15 from three-point range, numbers that come out to 25 and seven percent respectively. What saved UMKC on offense was their free throw shooting -- they shot 16-of-23 from the line, and their 69 percent clip from the stripe actually out-paced Ohio State's percentage from the same spot. But that was the only bright spot, as the team's leading scorers (Estan Tyler and Thomas Staton) finished with seven points each.

The No. 3 Buckeyes will be off until Wednesday night when they travel to Cameron Indoor to take on the Duke Blue Devils in one of the marquee early season games of the season.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.