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Jay LaPrete, Associated Press
Ohio State's William Buford, left, drives to the basket against Miami (Ohio)'s Will Sullivan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won 69-40.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — William Buford scored 18 points and Aaron Craft dominated at both ends as No. 2 Ohio State started fast and never looked back to beat Miami of Ohio 69-40 on Thursday night.

Deshaun Thomas added 15 points and Jared Sullinger 11 for the Buckeyes (12-1), who won their 33rd straight at home. The game was played at Nationwide Arena, home of the NHL's Blue Jackets. The building will host second- and third-round NCAA tournament games in March.

Julian Mavunga led the RedHawks (3-7) with 19 points.

Craft had just four points but set the tempo at both ends with eight assists, two steals, three rebounds and several other plays that led to points.