Ohio State Bullies Bearcats, 81-53, to Pick Up First Win in Maui Invitational

A fast turnaround did not cease Ohio State from incomes its fifth straight win in the all-time collection in opposition to Cincinnati throughout an all-Ohio affair in Hawaii.

Team

1

2

FINAL

OHIO STATE 38 43 81

CINCINNATI

27

26

53

Following a Monday night time loss to No. 17 San Diego State, the Buckeyes acquired in the win column on the Maui Invitational with a commanding 81-53 victory over the Bearcats, who fell to 0-2 in the match. Ohio State improved to 4-1 on the season and can now transfer on to face No. 21 Texas Tech at 2:30 pm Wednesday.

Ohio State led for all however 4:32 of the primary half and went to intermission with a double-digit lead after exercising a definite benefit on the glass. That did not change in the second half because the Buckeyes pulled away even additional behind a dominant efficiency from Zed Key, who led all scorers with 19 factors – the second-most of his profession.

For the second straight recreation, Buckeye freshmen Brice Sensabaugh and Bruce Thornton each completed in double figures (17 apiece) because the pair continues to come of age early in the season.

First Half

After combining to rating simply 13 factors in Monday’s loss to San Diego State, Zed Key and Justice Sueing scored the primary 13 for the Buckeyes by way of the primary 5 minutes and alter. A Sueing dunk at 14:48 was a part of an 11-2 run for Ohio State, which gave it a 13-10 lead and compelled a Cincinnati timeout.

OHIO STATE

STAT

CINCINNATI

81

POINTS

53

30-64 (46.9%)

FGM-FGA (PCT.)

20-52 (38.5%)

6-20 (30%)

3PM-3PA (PCT.)

4-18 (22.2%)

15-18 (83.3%)

FTM-FTA (PCT.)

9-15 (60%)

6

TURNOVERS

14

42

TOTAL REBOUNDS

29

19

OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS

12

23

DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS

17

29

BENCH POINTS

21

2

BLOCKS

5

3

STEALS

3

7

ASSISTS

4

The Bearcats briefly reclaimed a one-point edge on the 11:53 mark, however Ohio State acquired again out in entrance and maintained a lead for the remainder of the interval. From 4:48 to 3:37, the Buckeyes launched into a 9-0 run to construct their first double-digit benefit of the night time.

A Brice Sensabaugh three on the buzzer gave the Buckeyes a 38-27 lead on the half to cap a interval in which Ohio State shot 45.7% from the ground. Cincinnati struggled from the sphere, hitting simply 38.5% of its photographs and two of its seven 3-point makes an attempt.

Key and Sueing mixed to rating 21 of Ohio State’s 38 factors on 9-for-16 capturing.

Ohio State dominated the glass early, ending the primary half with a 23-15 edge on the boards. Eleven of these have been offensive rebounds, three by Key alone, which led to 14 second-chance factors for the Buckeyes.

Second Half

Key stored on rolling to begin the ultimate body, hitting a layup after which slamming dwelling a dunk to put Ohio State up 14 factors simply 72 seconds into the half. The Buckeyes capitalized on a 1-for-5 begin from the ground for Cincinnati, and Bruce Thornton scored eight factors in the primary six minutes alone to put Ohio State up 21 on the 14:04 mark.

Thornton’s subsequent bucket, a banked-in 3-pointer at 9:20, gave the Buckeyes a 63-39 lead as he and Sensabaugh scored 20 of the primary 27 factors for Ohio State in the second half. Thornton completed with 15 factors in the second half alone, and has now set his season-high scoring whole in back-to-back contests.

Frequent turnovers continued to sink any likelihood at a Cincinnati comeback, and the Buckeyes routinely made the Bearcats pay for his or her errors. Cincinnati turned the ball over 14 instances to simply six by the Buckeyes, who completed with a 24-4 edge in factors off turnovers.

Foul bother did not assist both, as Ohio State took 14 of its 18 makes an attempt from the free throw line in the ultimate 20 minutes. Cincinnati tried half as many free throws in the second half.

Despite an inefficient capturing night time, Sueing gave the Buckeyes a fourth double-digit scorer in the latter half of the interval, his first recreation in double figures (11) since Ohio State’s second recreation of the season.

Redshirt freshman Kalen Etzler even acquired into the motion in the ultimate moments, scoring the primary official factors of his Buckeye profession to cap off an 8-0 run that ended the sport for Ohio State.

Game Notes

  • Cincinnati opened its Maui Invitational run with a 101-93 loss to No. 14 Arizona on Monday night time.

  • Tuesday marked the seventh all-time assembly between Ohio State and Cincinnati, with the Buckeyes profitable 4 straight getting into the Maui Invitational matchup. The pair final matched up on Nov. 6, 2019, when the Buckeyes beat the Bearcats by eight factors at dwelling.

  • There have been no modifications in Ohio State’s beginning 5, as Bruce Thornton, Sean McNeil, Isaac Likekele, Justice Sueing and Zed Key all began for the fifth straight time to begin the season.

  • Eugene Brown (concussion protocol) missed his fifth straight recreation for Ohio State.

  • Ohio State has not misplaced to Cincinnati for the reason that 1962 nationwide championship recreation.

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