Butler sets Ohio State career 3-point record
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jamar Butler set the Ohio State career record for 3-pointers made and Kosta Koufos recorded his first career double-double in a 90-57 victory for the Buckeye men’s basketball team Sunday over VMI.
The game was played in St. John Arena, the home of the Buckeyes from 1956-1998, before a crowd of 6,670.
Ohio State (4-1) shot 52 percent from the field (32-62) behind Koufos’ game-high 22 points and 14 rebounds. Butler, who now has 157 made 3s, made 4 of 8 treys to add 12 points to the Ohio State effort.
Virginia Military Institute (2-3) attempted 49 shots from 3-point range, making 11. The Keydets attempted just 14 shots from inside the arc and finished with a shooting percentage of .301 (22-73). Reggie Williams led VMI with 17 points.
In addition to Butler and Koufos, three other Buckeyes contributed 10 or more points in the win. David Lighty pitched in with 11 while Matt Terwilliger and Evan Turner each scored 10 points.
The Buckeyes outrebounded VMI 55-31 and used a outscored the Keydets 22-2 at the foul line.
Ohio State is next in action Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge against No. 1 North Carolina. The game tips at 9 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN.