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OSU tops Walsh

COLUMBUS (AP) — Preseason All-America Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points to lead No. 4 Ohio State past Walsh 83-71 in an exhibition game on Tuesday night.

LaQuinton Ross, a sophomore who started his first collegiate game, added 13 points. Sam Thompson and Evan Ravenel both had 11 points for the Buckeyes, who went 31-8 last season and reached the Final Four.

Ohio State trailed much of the first half before scoring 17 of the final 20 points to go up 39-30 at halftime.

Reserve Jeff Copeland scored 16 points for Division II Walsh, which was 26-5 last season. Kenny Kornowski added 12 points and Jesse Hardin had 11.