Amir Williams scored a career-high 16 points and Shannon Scott added 13 to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 63-52 victory over American University on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes (4-0) struggled all night to make shots, finishing 20 of 56 from the field for 36 percent.
Scott tied a career best with nine rebounds.
Jesse Reed scored 15 points, Tony Wroblicky had 14 and Darius Gardner 10 for the Eagles (1-2).
The Buckeyes were coming off an impressive 52-35 win over No. 17 Marquette in Milwaukee on Saturday. The 35 points were the fewest the Buckeyes have ever allowed against a ranked opponent.
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