COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 win over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday.
The Buckeyes (9-1) were effective if not overwhelming in rebounding from a 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas on Saturday.
Sullinger, who had missed Ohio State’s past two games, entered at the 14:37 mark of the first half and finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
NO. 6 BAYLOR 69, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 42
In Waco, Texas, Pierre Jackson scored 13 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and had consecutive assists on slam dunks that put Baylor ahead to stay.
Baylor has won its first eight games for the first time under 10th-year coach Scott Drew.
NO CHARGES: A prosecutor said he has decided against filing criminal charges in an on-court brawl involving Cincinnati and Xavier players.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he made the decision following an investigation that included review of films and interviews with the two teams’ coaches and some players and witnesses.
NO. 14 LOUISVILLE 64, CINCINNATI 59
In Cincinnati, Shoni Schimmel scored 16 points to lead Louisville (9-2) in the Big East opener for both teams.
NO. 24 TEXAS 79, ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 40
In Austin, Texas, Chassidy Fussell scored 14 of her 22 points in the first half as Texas (7-2) rolled.