Dec. 8, 2012
Columbus, Ohio - Long Beach State held the No. 7 Buckeyes within reach in the first half on the road, but Ohio State scored 50 points in the second half on the way to an 89-55 win over the 49ers on Saturday. Dan Jennings led the 49ers with 16 points.
Down 14-8 with eight minutes gone in the first half, a 3-pointer by Deng Deng pulled the 49ers within three points, a margin that would hold once more at 16-13 after a Mike Caffey layup as the 49ers were within striking distance after ten minutes.
A 9-0 Ohio run just before the third media timeout gave the Buckeyes a 12 point lead. A 3-pointer from Kris Gulley stopped the run, and Long Beach State (3-6) played Ohio State even over the final seven minutes before two late foul shots gave the Buckeyes a 14-point lead at the half.
Ohio State (6-1) scored the first three baskets of the second half, however, part of a 13-5 run to take a 52-30 lead over the first four minutes, while Mike Caffey exited due to an injury. Caffey would be held out the rest of the way except for a one-minute test run, as Peter Pappageorge logged a career-high 38 minutes for the 49ers.
The Buckeyes took advantage of an even thinner 49er lineup, opening a 79-37 lead before Long Beach State rallied with a 14-2 run of their own to bring the score to 81-51 with 3:18 to play following a fast-break dunk by Jennings.
Senior James Ennis extended his double-digit scoring streak to 14 games with 12 points, joining Jennings in double-figures for Long Beach State. No. 7 Ohio State was led by Deshaun Thomas, who scored 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting.
Long Beach State returns to the Walter Pyramid for its next game, hosting BYU-Hawaii at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, December 15.
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