Ross put in 22 points and grabbed eight boards. Thomas supplied 14 and eight.
Sam Thompson also reached double figures with 10 points for the Buckeyes (5-1), who bounced back from a Wednesday loss to Duke.
The Norse (0-5) got 11 points and nine rebounds from Jalen Billups but managed only 27.1 percent shooting from the field.
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