National Basketball Association
Ohio St. 89, Morgan St. 50
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Officials: # Mike Sanzere, # Lamont Simpson, # Gerald Williams
Attendance: 16777

No. 10 Ohio State 89, Morgan State 50: LaQuinton Ross logged his first career double-double with 14 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the host Buckeyes cruised to victory.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds for Ohio State (1-0), which outrebounded Morgan State 55-34. Shannon Scott chipped in a career-high 16 points and seven assists.

Returning leading scorer Justin Black paced the Bears (0-1) with 13 points on just 6-of-19 shooting. Ian Chiles scored 12 on 5-of-6 shooting while Anthony Hubbard had 11.

Scott made three 3-pointers in the first 2:03 as Ohio State ran out to an 11-2 lead. Morgan State held close for a while, as a Blake Bozeman's 3-pointer kept the Bears within 29-19 with 6:40 left in the first half.

But two Ross free throws and a Smith 3-pointer sparked a 20-4 half-closing run. Sam Thompson added 14 points for the Buckeyes off the bench.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Ohio State G Aaron Craft finished with five points, six rebounds an six assists. ... Scott's previous career high was 15 points against Kansas on Dec. 22, 2012. ... Marc Loving chipped in 10 points and five rebounds for the Buckeyes off the bench.
Top Game Performances
Morgan St.   Ohio St.
Justin Black 13 Scoring Lenzelle Smith Jr. 18
Donte Pretlow 3 Assists Shannon Scott 7
Cedric Blossom 7 Rebounds LaQuinton Ross 11
Blake Bozeman 3 Free Throws Made Marc Loving 4
Cedric Blossom 1 Steals Aaron Craft 1
Rasean Simpson 1 Blocks Sam Thompson 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Morgan St. 50 30.8 3-18 7-15 7 31 1 4 12
Ohio St. 89 47.7 11-25 16-22 18 52 5 3 16