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Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Ohio State vs Rhode Island Final: 69-58 - Recap

Hall of Fame Tipoff Classic - Ohio State vs Rhode Island Final: 69-58 - Recap

Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Ohio State over Rhode Island, 69-58, on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Ohio State earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 22-point spread.

Ohio State got 15 points from Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and another 13 points from Aaron Craft. Aaron Craft contributed 4 assists, while Deshaun Thomas cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Rhode Island got 16 points from Xavier Munford in a losing cause and another 11 points from Andre Malone. Mike Powell contributed 6 assists for them, while Nikola Malesevic had 6 rebounds.

Ohio State hit the break leading 30-26 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Ohio State as they grabbed 34 boards, while Rhode Island only had 24.