COL BKB: Ohio State 89, Long Beach St. 55

Dec. 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Deshaun Thomas' 18 points led seventh-ranked Ohio State to an easy 89-55 victory over Long Beach State Saturday.

LaQuinton Ross came off the Ohio State (6-1) bench to rack up 16 points and nine rebounds in the Buckeyes' 36th consecutive non-conference win on their home court.

Lenzelle Smith scored 14 points and had nine rebounds.

Ohio State outrebounded the 49ers (3-6) 45-31.

Dan Jennings led Long Beach State with 16 points and James Ennis had a dozen. The loss extended the 49ers losing streak to three games.

Ohio State took a 39-25 lead into the second half and led by as many as 40 points down the stretch.

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