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Ohio State vs Northwestern Recap - Ohio State Wins 63-53

Ohio State got 24 points from Lenzelle Smith, Jr. en route to a 63-53 victory over Northwestern on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Bettors who backed Ohio State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 10.5.

Deshaun Thomas had 19 points for Ohio State and Sam Thompson chipped in with 5 points. Shannon Scott had 8 assists for them, while Deshaun Thomas was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Northwestern got 14 points from Tre Demps in a losing cause and another 13 points from Dave Sobolewski. Alex Olah contributed 4 assists for them, while Kale Abrahamson had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Ohio State were victorious, as the score was 29-22 at the break.