NCAA Game Summary - Lipscomb at Ohio State
(Tuesday, November 24th)
Final Score: (17) Ohio State 84, Lipscomb 64
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Evan Turner registered his second triple- double of the season, finishing with 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, as 17th-ranked Ohio State routed Lipscomb, 84-64, at Value City Arena.
David Lighty ended with a career-high 22 points for Ohio State (4-1), which has won two straight after falling 77-73 to North Carolina on Thursday. Jon Diebler made 5-of-11 from three-point range and finished with 17 points, while Dallas Lauderdale and Jeremie Simmons netted 13 and 11, respectively.
"I think it was the definition of a quiet triple-double," Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said about Turner's performance. "I had no idea where he was, stats-wise. But he's a great player and he did some things down the stretch to help us out."
Adnan Hodzic went for a team-high 18 points to go along with six rebounds for Lipscomb (0-4), which dropped a 92-89 decision to Tennessee Tech on Thursday. Michael Teller had 11 points, while Brandon Brown finished with nine points and as many boards.
Lighty's layup near the midpoint of the first half put Ohio State up 19-11, but Lipscomb was able to cut the deficit to a point, 25-24, following a 1-of-2 effort at the free-throw line by Josh Slater at the 2 1/2 minute mark.
However, the Buckeyes closed the half on an 11-3 run with Diebler nailing a pair of three-pointers in the final seconds to give OSU a 36-27 lead at the break.
"The last few minutes of the first half really got us," Lipscomb head coach Scott Sanderson said. "They went on a big run and we had too many turnovers at the start of the second half. To our credit we battled back and kept things competitive."
In the second half, Lipscomb was able to draw to within 45-40 nearly 6 1/2 minutes in, but Lighty's dunk and Diebler's trey quickly put Ohio State up by double-digits and the outcome was never in doubt as OSU pulled away down the stretch.
This was the first-ever meeting between both teams...Slater ended with eight points and five rebounds.
11/24 23:04:48 ET
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