OSU Basketball Beats Nebraska
Updated: Thursday, January 3 2013, 11:26 AM EST
COLUMBUS (AP) -- Deshaun Thomas outscored Nebraska in the first half 18-17 and finished with 22 points to lead Number 8 Ohio State past the Cornhuskers 70-44 Wednesday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points for Ohio State, which won its 15th consecutive Big Ten home opener.
The Buckeyes have a tough test on Saturday at Number 11 Illinois.
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