COL BKB: Ohio State 87, Chicago State 44

Dec. 29, 2012 at 7:12 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Deshaun Thomas put in 17 points Saturday and 10th-ranked Ohio State got back on the winning track by ripping Chicago State 87-44.

Thomas also contributed eight rebounds and four assists for the Buckeyes (10-2), who were coming off a 74-66 loss to Kansas last week.

Also reaching double figures for Ohio State were Lenzelle Smith Jr. with 13 points and Aaron Craft with 10 and six assists.

The Cougars (3-12) were led by Quinton Pippen's 12 points.

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