No. 7 Ohio State vs. Long Beach State: Buckeyes cruise to 89-55 victory

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

No. 7 Ohio State dominated all game long en route to an easy 89-55 win over Long Beach State.

The No. 7 Ohio State Buckeyes had little trouble dispatching the Long Beach State 49ers on Saturday, moving to 6-1 on the year with an 89-55 victory at Value City Arena.

Ohio State never trailed, opening up a 14-point halftime lead before blowing the doors off Long Beach State in the second half. The Buckeyes outscored the 49ers 50-30 in the second half and led by as many as 42 before settling on the final 34-point margin.

Ohio State dominated in nearly every facet, holding Long Beach State to 31.1 percent shooting while shooting 47.0 percent themselves. The Buckeyes won the rebounding battle 45-31 and notched 22 assists to just eight for the 49ers.

Four Buckeyes scored in double figures, led by Deshaun Thomas' 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting. LaQuinton Ross added 16 points and nine rebounds off the bench. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 14 points, while Sam Thompson chipped in with 13.

Dan Jennings had 16 points and eight rebounds in the loss for Long Beach State. The 49ers dropped to 3-6 on the season with the defeat.

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