COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – William Buford scored 19 points and Ohio State caught fire behind the arc to beat Indiana 77-53 on Tuesday night.
Jon Diebler added 17 points, B.J. Mullens 14, Evan Turner 13 and Jeremie Simmons 12 for Ohio State (12-3, 2-2 Big Ten), which has split six games since starting 9-0. Simmons added eight assists, while Turner and Diebler each had five.
The Buckeyes took control by hitting 11 of 16 3-pointers in the first half. They made four consecutive shots behind the arc to start an 18-0 run that pushed the lead into double figures.
Tom Pritchard had 16 points and 11 rebounds, with Verdell Jones III adding 12 for the Hoosiers (5-11, 0-4), who lost their seventh in a row.
Indiana came into the game last in the Big Ten in defense against 3-pointers. Ohio State finished 13 of 24.
Ohio State has hit more 3-pointers in a half only once before – 12 at Michigan three years ago.