Northwestern Falls 69-59 Against Ohio State - Game Recap

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points leading Ohio State to a 69-59 victory over Northwestern at Value City Arena on Thursday.

Ohio State did not, however, defeat Northwestern against the spread, which closed at 17.5 at most sportsbooks.

Ohio State got 12 points from Lenzelle Smith, Jr. and another 11 points from Sam Thompson. Aaron Craft contributed 6 assists, while Amir Williams cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Northwestern got 16 points from Tre Demps in a losing cause and another 13 points from Kale Abrahamson. Mike Turner contributed 8 assists for them, while Mike Turner had 4 rebounds.

Ohio State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 41-21.