Friday B1G hoops roundup: Buckeyes remain perfect

Friday B1G hoops roundup: Buckeyes remain perfect

The Big Ten went 1-1 in Friday night’s conference hoops action, highlighted by Ohio State’s 71-31 blowout win over Louisiana-Monroe. With the victory, Ohio State finished the non-conference season with a perfect 13-0 record. Northwestern fell to DePaul 57-56 on a last second buzzer-beater in the other Big Ten game on Friday night.

Catch up on all the stats, scores and select video highlights in this post.

OHIO STATE 71, LA-MONROE 31 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Louisiana at Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, `62, `91 and 2011).

DEPAUL 57, NORTHWESTERN 56 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Billy Garrett Jr. scored the game-winning basket as time expired and DePaul beat Northwestern 57-56 on Friday night. Sandi Marcius finished with 12 points and Cleveland Melvin added 11 for DePaul (8-5).

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