Wednesday's Top 25 College Men's Basketball Capsules
Thursday, December 15, 2011
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes (9-1) rebounded from a 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas on Saturday.
Sullinger, who had missed Ohio State’s last two games with back spasms, entered the game at the 14:37 mark of the first half. He finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Torrey Craig had 20 points for Upstate (6-5), playing its third game in a monthlong, seven-game road swing.
The win was Ohio State’s 31st straight at home, the second-longest streak ever at the school behind only the 50 in a row from 1959-64.
NO. 6 BAYLOR 69, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 42
WACO, Texas (AP) — Pierre Jackson scored 12 points to lead Baylor.
Jackson had a steal then a bounce pass to Deuce Bello for a dunk, and turned another Bethune-Cookman turnover right after that into a pass to Anthony Jones for another slam. That was part of an early 10-0 run that put the Bears (8-0) ahead to stay.
Baylor has won its first eight games for the first time under 10th-year coach Scott Drew. The Bears have won 25 consecutive non-conference home games over the past five seasons.
Garrius Holloman had 13 points and Anthony Breeze 12 for Bethune-Cookman (3-7), the defending MEAC champion.
Quincy Acy was the only other Baylor player in double figures with 10 points. He became the 25th player in school history with 1,000 points, the seventh since Drew became coach.