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Illinois vs Ohio State Wrap - Ohio State Wins 68-55

Ohio State got 19 points from Deshaun Thomas en route to a 68-55 victory over Illinois on Sunday at Value City Arena.

Bettors who backed Ohio State were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9.5 at sportsbooks.

Ohio State got 14 points from Aaron Craft and another 10 points from Lenzelle Smith, Jr.. Aaron Craft contributed 6 assists, while Shannon Scott cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Illinois got 21 points from Brandon Paul in a losing cause and another 10 points from D.J. Richardson. Tracy Abrams contributed 4 assists for them, while Myke Henry had 8 rebounds.

Ohio State led at halftime, 33-24.

Ohio State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-27.