November 23, 2016

Lyle leads Ohio State over Jackson State 78-47

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Nov. 23, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) JaQuan Lyle scored 10 points and dished out 11 assists on Wednesday night in Ohio State’s 78-47 blowout win over Jackson State in the Global Sports Invitational.

Marc Loving and Kam Williams led the Buckeyes (5-0) in scoring with 19 and 15 points, respectively. Paris Collins led the Tigers (1-4) with 19 points, 14 in the first half.

After going down 15-9 following a 13-2 run by JSU, the Buckeyes went on a 14-0 run, and then capped off the final 6:14 of the first half with a 17-3 run. Lyle found Jae’Sean Tate for three and-1 opportunities and went to Trevor Thompson on back-to-back alley oops at the end of the first half.

Williams was 5 for 5 in the first half, and Loving went 3 for 5 from 3 in the second 20 minutes. The Tigers had a 37-32 edge on the boards, but OSU had 20 assists compared to JSU’s nine.

Ohio State shot 55 percent from the field while holding the Tigers to just 30 percent.

BIG PICTURE

Jackson State: The Tigers lost their fourth straight and have a more challenges remaining on their nonconference schedule, including trips to Memphis and No. 20 Baylor.

Ohio State: Keita Bates-Diop sat the bench with an ankle injury for the second straight game. He injured his ankle last Thursday against Providence. Bates-Diop is one of the longest players in OSU’s lineup, as well as one of the team’s leading rebounders and scorers. Without the 6-foot-7 forward on the floor, OSU is 2-0, and has held the opponents to an average of 42.5 points per game.

UP NEXT

Jackson State wraps up the invitational with a home matchup against Western Carolina on Saturday night.

Ohio State stays in Columbus to finish the Global Sports Invitational on Friday night against Marshall. It will be the Buckeyes’ third game this week. Next Wednesday, OSU travels to Charlottesville, Virginia, to face the No. 7 Cavaliers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.