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Tate scores 24 for Ohio State in 80-55 win over Northeastern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann had the understatement of the young season in noting the record-setting performance by senior forward Jae'Sean Tate.

''Not missing a shot is pretty good,'' Holtmann said.

Tate made all 10 of his shots from the floor and had a career-high 24 points to lead Ohio State to an 80-55 win against Northeastern on Sunday.

He set a program record for the highest field-goal percentage with a minimum of 10 attempts.

''Early on in the game I just saw a couple of opportunities to attack,'' Tate said. ''In the second half, my teammates did a great job of getting it to me in the middle of the zone where I think I'm very effective.''

Keita Bates-Diop added 19 points for the Buckeyes (4-0), who lead 53-19 with 17:55 to play.

Donnell Gresham had 16 points for Northeastern (2-2).

Bates-Diop and Tate each had 15 points in the first half, making a combined 12 of 14 field goals, when OSU led 47-17.

The game is part of the far-flung Phil Knight (PK80) Invitational celebrating the 80th birthday of Nike's founder. Northeastern opened event-play with a 73-59 loss at Stanford on Friday. This was the Buckeyes first game in the tourney.

The Buckeyes outran the Huskies and beat them inside, scoring 48 points in the paint.

''Their rebounding and inside presence is very good,'' Northeastern coach Bill Coen said.

TIP-INS

Northeastern won the only previous meeting with OSU 76-74 on Feb. 16, 1985, in East Rutherford, New Jersey. . Ohio State freshman center Kaleb Wesson returned after being suspended for the previous game against Texas Southern for ''failure to meet team expectations.'' . Northeastern put in a lot of miles this weekend. The trip from its Boston campus to Stanford and Columbus and back to Boston covers more than 6,400 miles.

PLAY OF THE GAME

With 11:30 to go in the first half, Bates-Diop went to the floor to get a loose ball at the Northeastern foul line. He got it and lost it before regaining control while on his backside. Bates-Diop flung the all to Andrew Dakich, who raced down the court and then fed a trailing Bates-Diop for a two-handed duck. ''That was playing hard, using my wingspan. I worked hard for that so I expect to get it back and he gave it back to me,'' Bates-Diop said.

THEY SAID IT

''Sometimes rebounding is about girth as it is about size. They have some wide bodies that are capable of carving out space under the basket, allowing them to grab rebounds.'' - Coen on Northeastern being outrebounded 38-29 despite a size advantage.

BIG PICTURE

The Huskies, picked sixth in the Colonial Athletic Conference by the coaches, wanted to slow the game down but instead allowed Ohio State to control the pace. Coen said this game will add to their experience in handling adversity.

Ohio State continues to be a work in progress for Holtmann in his first season at OSU. Even when the Buckeyes make mistakes, and there have been plenty, he has them engaged and hustling.

UP NEXT

Northeastern: The Huskies conclude their participation in PK80 on Friday and Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee, vs. Utah State and Furman.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes get tested on the road for the first time as part of the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon They play No. 17 Gonzaga on Thursday.

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Key Players
B. Brace
C. Jackson
28.0 Min. Per Game 28.0
11.3 Pts. Per Game 11.3
6.0 Ast. Per Game 6.0
4.7 Reb. Per Game 4.7
35.3 Field Goal % 34.1
30.8 Three Point % 22.2
0.0 Free Throw % 85.7
  Defensive rebound by Kam Williams 14.0
  Derrick Cook missed layup, blocked by Andre Wesson 16.0
  Defensive rebound by Shawn Occeus 21.0
  Andre Wesson missed jump shot 23.0
+ 3 Myles Franklin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Derrick Cook 35.0
  Bad pass turnover on Andre Wesson 39.0
  Offensive rebound by Andre Wesson 45.0
  Joey Lane missed jump shot 47.0
  Traveling violation turnover on Jason Strong 1:01
+ 2 Kyle Young made reverse layup, assist by Andre Wesson 1:20
+ 2 Myles Franklin made layup 1:39
Team Stats
Points 55 80
Field Goals 20-56 (35.7%) 28-56 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 7-26 (26.9%) 3-15 (20.0%)
Free Throws 8-10 (80.0%) 21-27 (77.8%)
Total Rebounds 29 38
Offensive 7 7
Defensive 22 30
Team 0 1
Assists 12 13
Steals 3 8
Blocks 1 5
Turnovers 16 9
Fouls 22 13
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
24 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
12T
away team logo Northeastern 2-2 173855
home team logo Ohio State 4-0 473380
Team Stats
away team logo Northeastern 2-2 75.4 PPG 33.6 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Ohio State 4-0 69.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
22
D. Gresham Jr. G 9.7 PPG 4.9 RPG 3.1 APG 41.0 FG%
00
J. Tate F PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Gresham Jr. G 16 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
J. Tate F 24 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
35.7 FG% 50.0
26.9 3PT FG% 20.0
80.0 FT% 77.8
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Pusica 8 1 3 2/6 1/3 3/3 3 20 1 0 3 0 1
A. Green 8 9 0 4/7 0/0 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 3 6
B. Brace 3 4 4 1/7 1/6 0/1 3 27 0 1 1 0 4
D. Begley 2 1 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 16 0 0 2 0 1
M. Boursiquot 0 2 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 4 15 0 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
V. Pusica 8 1 3 2/6 1/3 3/3 3 20 1 0 3 0 1
A. Green 8 9 0 4/7 0/0 0/0 4 29 0 0 2 3 6
B. Brace 3 4 4 1/7 1/6 0/1 3 27 0 1 1 0 4
D. Begley 2 1 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 16 0 0 2 0 1
M. Boursiquot 0 2 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 4 15 0 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Gresham Jr. 16 5 1 4/11 4/8 4/4 1 28 0 0 3 1 4
S. Occeus 9 3 1 4/8 0/4 1/2 2 25 2 0 1 0 3
M. Franklin 5 0 0 2/2 1/1 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Miller 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 0 0 1 0
T. Murphy 2 2 1 1/5 0/1 0/0 1 16 0 0 1 2 0
D. Cook 0 1 1 0/3 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 0 1 0 1
J. Strong 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
Total 55 29 12 20/56 7/26 8/10 22 200 3 1 16 7 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Tate 24 5 1 10/10 0/0 4/6 2 26 2 0 1 0 5
K. Bates-Diop 19 7 1 6/12 2/5 5/7 2 27 2 2 0 0 7
C. Jackson 10 3 3 3/9 0/3 4/4 1 27 0 0 1 0 3
M. Potter 2 3 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 1 2
M. Jallow 2 4 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 3 24 2 0 2 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Tate 24 5 1 10/10 0/0 4/6 2 26 2 0 1 0 5
K. Bates-Diop 19 7 1 6/12 2/5 5/7 2 27 2 2 0 0 7
C. Jackson 10 3 3 3/9 0/3 4/4 1 27 0 0 1 0 3
M. Potter 2 3 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 0 1 1 2
M. Jallow 2 4 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 3 24 2 0 2 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Wesson 12 5 0 3/7 0/0 6/8 3 23 0 1 0 3 2
K. Williams 5 3 1 1/5 1/3 2/2 0 21 2 0 2 1 2
A. Dakich 4 3 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 1 2
K. Young 2 2 1 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 9 0 1 0 0 2
J. Lane 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. Wesson 0 2 1 0/4 0/2 0/0 1 15 0 1 2 1 1
C. Fulton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lehmann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 37 13 28/56 3/15 21/27 13 200 8 5 9 7 30