COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored all but one of his 22 points in the first half and No. 7 Ohio State showed its firepower inside and out in beating Savannah State 85-45 on Wednesday night.
LaQuinton Ross added 13 points, Shannon Scott had 12 and Evan Ravenel 11 for the Buckeyes (7-1).
Arnold Louis led Savannah State (5-5) with 14 points.
ALBANY 70, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 61
In Albany, N.Y., Jacob Iati scored 21 points as Albany (9-2) won its sixth consecutive game, beating South Carolina State (4-6).
NO. 3 BAYLOR 94, ORAL ROBERTS 56
In Waco, Texas, Odyssey Sims scored a season-high 27 points, Brittney Griner had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Baylor (8-1) ran its home winning streak to 44, beating Oral Roberts (3-4).
Baylor hit 16 of its first 19 shots and led 51-34 at halftime. Sims, playing in her second game since returning from a hamstring injury, connected on a 30-footer just before the first-half buzzer sounded.
Brooklyn Pope, making her second start of the season, was 8 of 9 from the floor and scored 19 points for the defending NCAA champion Lady Bears, who have won six in a row since having their 42-game winning streak snapped Nov. 16.
Kevi Luper had 19 points and Taylor Cooper added 16 for Oral Roberts (3-4). The Golden Eagles have lost 40 consecutive games to ranked opponents.
NO. 11 PENN STATE 60, VIRGINIA TECH 41
In Blacksburg, Va., Maggie Lucas scored 17 points and Dara Taylor added 15 points to help Penn State (8-2) beat Virginia Tech (4-4).
Mia Nickson had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Alex Bentley finished with 10 points, five steals and four assists for Penn State.
Monet Teller led the Hokies with 18 points.
NO. 19 NORTH CAROLINA 49, N.C. CENTRAL 21
In Chapel Hill, N.C., Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 14 points, and Brittany Rountree added 11 in North Carolina’s victory over North Carolina Central.
North Carolina (9-1) tied the program records for fewest points in a win and fewest points allowed in a game. It also was the lowest-scoring game in program history.
Tisha Dixon had eight points and 12 rebounds to lead N.C. Central (0-11).