The Wildcats have led all game behind 50 percent shooting. Arizona has knocked down five of its eight 3-point attempts and made 9-of-10 free throws.
A quick 8-2 run midway through the half turned a one-point Arizona lead into seven behind five points from Lyons. A Nick Johnson three a few minutes later gave Arizona its first double-digit advantage of the game.
But Deshaun Thomas did everything he could to keep Ohio State in the game. He finished the first half with a game-high 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting. As a team, the Buckeyes finished the half on a 12-5 run to cut into an 11-point deficit.
Ohio State has not come back to win a game this year after trailing by double digits.