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The No. 4 ranked Buckeyes took the floor for the first time tonight, facing off in an exhibition against Walsh for yet another year. The Cavaliers got off to a hot start leading the new look Ohio State squad for much of the first half. Finally, OSU would take over, scoring 17 of the final 20 points to lead at halftime 39-30. They would cruise in the second half to an 83-71 victory in front of a crowd of just over 13,000 at Value City Arena. It was preseason All-American Deshaun Thomas that did the most damage, scoring 25 point and adding six rebounds. The biggest surprise may have been LaQuinton Ross though, who got the start and scored 13 points.
Sam Thompson and Evan Ravenel both had 11 points. Matta played 10 total players on the night. After the break you can catch the post-game comments