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North Dakota State Falls 79-62 to Ohio State - Recap

Ohio State earned a 79-62 victory over North Dakota State on Saturday, getting 18 points from Lenzelle Smith Jr. at Value City Arena.

Ohio State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 15-point spread as a favorite.

LaQuinton Ross had 18 points for Ohio State and Sam Thompson chipped in with 12 points. Aaron Craft had 7 assists for them, while Amir Williams was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

North Dakota State got a 21-point performance from Taylor Braun, who was supported by 12 points from Marshall Bjorklund. Lawrence Alexander had 2 assists in a losing cause for North Dakota State, while Taylor Braun grabbed 5 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Ohio State were victorious, as the score was 41-28 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Ohio State as they grabbed 36 boards, while North Dakota State only had 26.