Russell scores 32 in Ohio State victory


First Posted: 11/23/2014

COLUMBUS — After the game, Shannon Scott handed out cookies. During it, he dished out assists.

D’Angelo Russell scored 32 points and Scott set a school record with 16 assists to lead 20th-ranked Ohio State (3-0) to a 106-48 win against overmatched Sacred Heart (1-2) on Sunday night.

“That was a heck of a performance by our starting backcourt tonight,” coach Thad Matta said.

Russell’s total tied the second most for a freshman at Ohio State, trailing only Jared Sullinger’s 40 points (along with 13 rebounds) against IUPUI in 2010.

Scott had 11 points to go with his assist total, which broke Aaron Craft’s team mark, while Jae’Sean Tate and Sam Thompson each had 12 points, Keita Bates-Diop 11 and Marc Loving 10. The Buckeyes (3-0) shot 57 percent from the field. Trey McDonald chipped in with 14 rebounds.

Dayton 65, Boston College 53

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jordan Sibert had 20 points and Dyshawn Pierre added 16 as Dayton (3-1) held off Boston College (2-3) in the third-place game at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Akron 68, South Carolina 63

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Noah Robotham had 16 points and Deji Ibitayo 15 as Akron (3-1) outlasted South Carolina (2-3) to take third place at the Charleston Classic.