COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 13 (UPI) --
Aaron Craft netted 18 points Tuesday and ninth-ranked Ohio State survived a tough challenge from Ohio University, emerging with a 79-69 win.
The Buckeyes (2-0) were clinging to a 65-60 lead with 4 minutes left, but then outscored the Bobcats 9-4, capped by Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s 3-pointer off turnover by Ohio guard Shannon Scott.
Amir Williams scored 14 points and Sam Thompson added 12 for the Buckeyes.
The Bobcats (1-1) were led by 21 points each from Stevie Taylor and Nick Kellogg.
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