Buckeyes rough up Huskies
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Washington got a lesson in physicality from No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday.
The Huskies were outscored, outrebounded and, as coach Lorenzo Romar said, outworked by the Buckeyes in losing 77-66 in the finals of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament.
“They were quicker to the ball than us in the first half,” Romar said. “They’d get all the loose balls. Usually we do.”
The Huskies also had no answer for Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, who tied a career high with 31 points.
The 6-foot-7 junior, who also had eight rebounds, had 21 points in the first half as the Buckeyes (3-0) built at 10-point lead and cruised through the second half.
“We haven’t played against anyone like him this year,” Romar said. “He came out, he was on fire. He couldn’t miss anything.”
C.J. Wilcox led Washington (2-2) with 18 points and Abdul Gaddy had 15. Scott Suggs added 11 points.
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