27 LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - Deshaun Thomas scored 21 of his game-high 22 points in the first half as No. 7 Ohio State smothered Savannah State, 85-45, on Wednesday at Value City Arena.

Thomas, who added seven rebounds in the victory, outscored the Tigers by himself over the opening 20 minutes to help the Buckeyes (7-1) win their 37th consecutive non-conference contest.

LaQuinton Ross chipped in 13 points and 10 boards off the bench in the triumph, Ohio State's third in a row since suffering its lone loss of the season to No. 2 Duke on Nov. 28.

Arnold Louis led Savannah State (5-5) with 14 points and Rashad Hassan added nine points for the Tigers, who have lost two straight.

Read or Share this story: http://on.wusa9.com/1dUBvt6