Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) tries to drive against Northern Illinois Huskies center Marin Maric (34) at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Buckeyes guard Austin Grandstaff (3) looks for an open teammate under pressure from Northern Illinois Huskies guard Laytwan Porter (2)  Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Buckeyes forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) puts up a shot under pressure from Northern Illinois Huskies center Andrew Zelis (32) at Value City Arena. Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Buckeyes forward Marc Loving (2) drives past Northern Illinois Huskies guard Aaric Armstead (23) Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports
Buckeyes center Trevor Thompson (32) at Value City Arena. Ohio State won the game 67-54. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports