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No. 7 Ohio State crushes North Florida

Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Amir Williams had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Ohio State past North Florida, 99-64, on Friday.

LaQuinton Ross added 17 points and eight rebounds and Aaron Craft poured in 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Buckeyes (6-0) who will host Maryland on Dec. 4.

Dallas Moore and Beau Beech scored 14 points apiece and Charles McRoy finished with 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Ospreys (4-4), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

Ohio State started its domination early. With the score tied 6-6, Lenzelle Smith canned a trey to spark an 18-0 run to put the Buckeyes on top 24-6.

The Ospreys cut their deficit in half following a Chris Davenport 3-pointer at the 10:57 mark, but the Buckeyes kept their foot on the pedal and led 37-23 with just under four minutes remaining in the first half. OSU closed the half on an 11-6 run to take a 48-29 lead into the break.

Ross' 3-pointer just under four minutes in gave the Buckeyes a 59-31 lead and they never looked back.

Game Notes

Smith finished with 10 points, six rebounds and six assists ... Amedeo Della Valle scored 17 points off the bench for Ohio State ... The Buckeyes shot 69.2 percent from the field and were 14-for-23 from 3-point range ... North Florida had 18 turnovers.

11/29 19:31:24 ET

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Scoreboard
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Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 3
MIA 1
Final
CHC 5
ARI 7
Final
COL 10
SFG 12
Final
OAK 0
TEX 3
Final
SEA 5
HOU 3
Final
PIT 2
CIN 5
Final
CLE 5
KAN 3
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WAS 5
ANA 4
Final
TOR 8
BAL 10
Final
DET 4
CWS 6
Final
TAM 4
MIN 6
Final
BOS 5
NYY 1
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NYM 3
STL 2
Final
MIL 5
SDP 2
Final
LOS 5
PHI 2
12:05pm Today
CLE
KAN
 
12:35pm Today
PIT
CIN
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CWS
 
1:10pm Today
TAM
MIN
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
STL
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
SDP
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
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Final
MIA 101
CHA 97
Final
SAN 92
DAL 113
Final
HOU 105
POR 112
7:00pm Tonight
ATL
IND
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
LAC
Final
CLB 4
PIT 3
Final
DAL 4
ANA 2
Final
CHI 4
STL 3
8:00pm Tonight
DET
BOS
9:30pm Tonight
MIN
COL
10:30pm Tonight
LOS
SJS
Final
CHR 9
DUR 1
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
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