Ohio State won against UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic 67-60. It is the former’s ninth win of the year. Second-year guard Roddy Gayle Jr led the Buckeyes with 19 points. Also, he grabbed six rebounds.
According to bookie PPH sources, the next highest scorer was senior big Jamison Battle with fourteen points, followed by thirteen points by sophomore guard Bruce Thornton. In addition to leading the team in rebounds with seven, Thornton finished with four assists. Ohio State prevailed despite a dismal performance from beyond the arc.
The Buckeyes’ 3-point percentage was slightly under 7% as they shot 1-for-15 from beyond the arc. Fortunately for the Scarlet and Gray, the Bruins were not much better either, shooting 11% on 1 of 9 shots from the exact location.
Ohio State Won Against UCLA
Despite their problems from deep, Ohio State shot 44.6% from the field and 76.2% from the charity stripe. Both areas were below UCLA’s performance, with 38% and 61% respectively.
On Saturday, Ohio State and UCLA played to nine ties and eighteen lead changes. The Bruins led the scoreboard for about eleven and a half minutes, and the Buckeyes held the lead for just over twenty-four minutes.
On Wednesday, December 21, the Ohio State Buckeyes will host the New Orleans Privateers in their next game. Also, people who bet on basketball are expecting an exciting game. Big Ten Plus will broadcast live game coverage from the Scottenstein Center starting at 6 p.m.
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