The Buckeyes led by at least 20 points for almost all of the second half.
How bad was it for the Cornhuskers (9-5, 0-1)? Only 8:27 remained when they finally exceeded the 31 points that their football counterparts scored in a 14-point loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl a day earlier.
Sam Thompson delights with alley-oop:
Amir Williams blocks yet another shot:
Aaron Craft steal sets up Deshaun Thomas slam:
Tim Miles lays into his team during timeout:
Brandon Ubel drives for bucket:
FINAL: Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points and five boards to lead No. 8 Ohio State to a 70-44 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday at Value City Arena. Ohio State (11-2) held Nebraska (9-5) to 30 percent shooting from the field and grabbed 33 defensive rebounds, while only allowing 10 offensive rebounds. Thomas had a big performance for the Buckeyes, with 9-of-16 shooting from the field.
HALFTIME: Deshaun Thomas scored 18 points and grabbed three rebounds for No. 8 Ohio State in the first half to carry the Buckeyes to a 36-17 lead over Nebraska. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added eight points and five rebounds for the Buckeyes, who held Nebraska to 26 percent from the field. Leading 11-7, the Buckeyes went on a 7-0 run to open up a 11-point advantage. Ohio State hit four threes in the first half, shooting 44 percent from deep.
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