No. 4 Ohio State beats Ohio, 78-62, as Jackson scores 26

December 05, 1991

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jim Jackson scored 26 points and keyed a hot start in the second half that led No. 4 Ohio State past Ohio University, 78-62, last night.

Jackson also had 11 rebounds and three assists. Mark Baker scored 17 points and added six assists, while Jamaal Brown had 14 points.

Dan Aloi led the Bobcats (1-1) with a career-high 28 points, while Lewis Geter added 16.

The Buckeyes (3-0), who had scored 116 points in their last game, had only a 29-22 lead at the half despite hitting 64 percent of their shots.

But Ohio State hit 11 of its first 13 shots from the field -- including two three-point baskets each by Jackson and Jamaal Brown -- to score 31 of the half's first 42 points. That put the Buckeyes ahead 60-35 with 10 minutes, 57 seconds left, and the lead never dropped below the final margin again. Jackson scored 16 points n the second half.

Ohio State has won 45 of its last 47 non-conference home games, including the last 13. The last time the Buckeyes lost at St. John Arena was in the 1989 National Invitation Tournament. The last time they lost to a school from Ohio was a 1987 defeat to Dayton.

Ohio State made 28 of 52 from the field for 54 percent and 17 of 21 free throws. The Bobcats were 23 of 54 from the field for 43 percent and hit 10 of 12 foul shots.

OHIO U. (1-1) -- Aloi 12-18 0-0 28, Geter 6-20 3-4 16, Ehretsman 0-2 0-0 0, Craig 2-5 2-2 6, Jamerson 0-0 0-0 0, Floyd 0-1 0-0 0, Gill 0-0 0-0 0, Motley 1-3 0-0 2, Reese 0-1 2-2 2, Greenwood 0-1 2-2 2, Stark 0-0 1-2 1, Jenkins 0-1 0-0 0, Estis 1-1 0-0 3, Boals 1-1 0-0 2, Barry 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-54 10-12 62.

OHIO ST. (3-0) -- Jent 3-6 0-0 7, Jackson 9-20 6-7 26, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2, Baker 5-7 7-7 17, Brown 6-8 0-0 14, Hall 1-1 0-0 2, Brandewie 1-3 2-4 4, Skelton 0-1 1-2 1, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Dudley 2-2 1-1 5, Ratliff 0-1 0-0 0, Etzler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-52 17-21 78.

Halftime--Ohio St. 29, Ohio U. 22. 3-Point goals--Ohio U. 6-16 (Aloi 4-8, Estis 1-1, Geter 1-5, Ehretsman 0-1, Craig 0-1), Ohio St. 5-11 (Brown 2-3, Jackson 2-4, Jent 1-3, Skelton 0-1). Fouled out--None. Rebounds--Ohio U. 25 (Geter 8), Ohio St. 31 (Jackson 11). Assists--Ohio U. 14 (Geter 4), Ohio St. 17 (Baker 6). Total fouls--Ohio U. 21, Ohio St. 16. A--13,276.

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