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.