Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half and No. 7 Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State 85-45 on Wednesday night.
LaQuinton Ross added 13 points, Shannon Scott had 12 and Evan Ravenel 11 for the Buckeyes (7-1), who are three games into an eight-game home stand that will carry them all the way through the Big Ten opener against Nebraska on Jan. 2.
Arnold Louis led Savannah State (5-5) with 14 points.
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