COL BKB: Ohio State 78, Cleveland St. 57

Dec. 9, 2006 at 7:08 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Othello Hunter had 17 points and 11 rebounds Saturday as the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes posted a 78-57 victory over Cleveland State.

Freshman Greg Oden, playing in just his second NCAA game, was a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor for 16 points and had three blocked shots. Mike Conley Jr. added 12 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Buckeyes (8-1).

Ohio State's lone loss was to third-ranked North Carolina at the end of November.

J'Nathan Bullock had 21 points for the Vikings (5-6), who lost their third straight game. Joe Davis had 12 points in the loss.

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