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For Now, Buckeyes Hide A Defensive Weakness

Ohio State romped over Maryland, but the Buckeyes were out rebounded by 14 and outscored in the paint by 10. The Buckeyes have gotten by on an ability to force and exploit turnovers, but both Thad Matta and Sam Thompson admitted the interior defense needs to improve if the Buckeyes are going to reach their full potential this season.

Ohio State put on a clinic in just about every conceivable way on Wednesday night in Value City Arena. Junior forward Sam Thompson lived up to his "Slam" Thompson moniker, throwing down four alley-oops. Junior forward LaQuinton Ross drilled his first three 3-pointers of the night, finishing with a game-high 20 points. Ohio State forced 14 turnovers, which it turned into 25 points. In a 76-60 win...

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