Ohio State Vs. Kansas: No. 2 Buckeyes Fall In Kansas, 78-67

The second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes fell on the road to the No. 13 Kansas Jayhawks. Ohio State's star forward Jared Sullinger remains sidelined due to back spasms. For more on this game, visit Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy and Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk.

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Ohio State Vs. Kansas Final Score: Jayhawks Upset Unbeaten Buckeyes, 78-67

Without Jared Sullinger, Ohio State needed a lot to go right to leave Phog Allen Fieldhouse without its first loss on the season. Instead, the Buckeyes fell victim to Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor, who both starred in Kansas’ 78-67 win.

In the first game this century to favor the visiting team in Lawrence, the Jayhawks made a statement. Taylor dished out a career-high 13 assists, while Robinson scored 21 points — 14 in the second half, when he snagged all seven of his rebounds — to pace a Kansas team that held a lead throughout.

Ohio State rallied late behind William Buford, who led the Buckeyes with 21 points, Deshaun Thomas, who added 19 points, and Aaron Craft, who finished with 11 points and six assists. But the Buckeyes’ big three combined to make just 19 of 48 shots from the field, and could not close the Kansas lead to fewer than four points in the second half.

For more on the Jayhawks, head to Kansas blog Rock Chalk Talk; for more on the Buckeyes, visit Ohio State blog Along the Olentangy.

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Kansas Jayhawks Vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Halftime Score: Turnovers Key Early

The Kansas Jayhawks got a bit of help on Saturday afternoon when Ohio State Buckeyes big man Jared Sullinger was declared out due to injury as he continues to suffer from back spasms. The Jayhawks have taken advantage of the Buckeyes' weakness, too, as they lead 35-29 heading into halftime.

The Jayhakwks surprisingly didn't have anyone standout in the first half as seven different players combined to score the team's 33 points in the first half. Senior big man Thomas Robinson, expected to be the beneficiary of Sullinger's being out, scored just seven points and was held without a rebound while picking up two fouls in the first half. Point guard Tyshawn Taylor assisted on eight shots in an impressive first half passing performance, though he also turned the ball over four times and scored just four points.

The Buckeyes were led by Deshaun Thomas in the first half as they look to continue on in their undefeated season. Thomas hit three of his five three-pointers to score 15 total points, but it wasn't enough as the team trails at the half for the first time all season.

It will be interesting to see if the Jayhawks continue to turn the ball over in the second half -- they had 12 in the first half -- as they attempt to bury the Buckeyes.

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