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COL BKB: Ohio State 65, Penn State 51

Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Sam Thompson led No. 15 Ohio State with 16 points in the Buckeyes 65-51 road win over Penn State Saturday.

Thompson, who also grabbed six rebounds, was a nearly perfect 6-of-7 from the field and sank both free throw tries in the Buckeyes' (15-4, 5-2 Big Ten) fourth win in their last five outings.

Deshaun Thomas and Lenzelle Smith both scored 11 for Ohio State. The Buckeyes outrebounded Penn State (8-12, 0-8) 38-25.

Jermaine Marshall led the Nittany Lions with 16 points and D.J. Newbill added 15.

Penn State shot just 29.2 percent in the first half and failed to make a shot during an 11-minute stretch.

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