WINDSOR, Ontario-In the final game of three exhibition contests at the Denis Centre on the campus of the University of Windsor, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the University of Western Ontario 103-68.
Dallas Lauder dale led Ohio State with 21 points, most of which came during a fourth quarter 20-0 put together by the Buckeyes. Evan Turner tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the win.
The Buckeyes (3-0 in Canada) shot 47 percent from the field for the game (36-77) and made 12 of 31 3-point attempts vs. the Mustangs.
Ohio State had a 51-25 advantage on the boards. Zisis Sarikopoulos had nine boards and Kyle Madsen added eight. Lauderdale was credited with seven boards.
William Buford scored 15 first half points with Walter Offutt adding 11 at the break to help the Buckeyes to a 55-34 advantage after 20 minutes. Buford also recorded nine rebounds and four assists in the win.
The Buckeyes will play Western Ontario again this season, this time on the ice at the OSU Ice Rink in the Buckeyes’ men’s hockey exhibition opener. That game will start at noon Oct. 4.
Ohio State officially begins basketball practice for the 2009-10 season Oct. 16. The Buckeyes open the season Nov. 9 in Columbus vs. Alcorn State.
NOTE: Box score attached is unofficial.