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Jackson helps No. 13 Ohio State beat High Point 82-64

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State overcame an early challenge and finished its nonconference schedule on a positive note.

C.J. Jackson scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half and Kaleb Wesson added 17 points as the No. 13 Buckeyes beat High Point 82-64 on Saturday.

Luther Muhammed had a career-high 15 points to help Ohio State (12-1) recover from a six-point deficit in the first half to get its sixth consecutive win.

''Our concentration level has to improve or we're going to struggle in Big Ten play,'' Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said.

Ricky Madison scored 12 points and Curtis Holland III had 11 for the Panthers (6-7), who have lost two straight.

''When we come in playing against a good team, a ranked team like Ohio State, you've got to play very effective or efficient and we were for the most part in the first half,'' High Point coach Tubby Smith said. ''We did some good things but a flurry of turnovers and bad shots in the first half really created some momentum for Ohio State and they took advantage of it.''

Ohio State shot 70.8 percent (17 for 24) in the second half when it outscored the Panthers 45-36. The Buckeyes opened the second half with eight straight points for 45-28 lead to put the game away.

''We did a very poor job defensively in the second half,'' Smith said.

High Point went on 16-2 stretch in the first half for a 22-16 advantage with under seven minutes left. Ohio State then went on a 19-2 run to go up 11.

''We need to stay locked in the whole game,'' Muhammad said. ''Sometimes we lose the intensity.''

BIG PICTURE

High Point: Smith inherited a team at his alma mater that was 14-16 overall and 9-9 in the Big South last season. Smith, who coached Kentucky to the 1998 national championship, has the Panthers playing hard and used use the experience of facing the Buckeyes to prepare for the upcoming conference schedule.

Ohio State: The Buckeyes needed some time to figure out the High Point zone but recovered nicely with a team effort needed if they are going to return to the NCAA Tournament a second straight season.

BACK HOME

High Point redshirt freshman forward Caden Sanchez is from Columbus St. Francis DeSales High School and was third-team All-Ohio and the district player of the year as a senior. Coincidentally, the school colors for each are purple and white. He tied his career high with seven points against the Buckeyes.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Of the Buckeyes' 12 wins, two are already in the Big Ten with victories over Minnesota and Illinois earlier this month, so stepping out of conference the final two times vs. UCLA on Dec. 22 and High Point got the team's attention.

''Our goal was to win the final two non-league games to be 10-1. We did that,'' Andre Wesson said. ''Now the fun part is in the Big Ten to compete against good teams.''

OSU's lone blemish is a 72-62 home loss to Syracuse on Nov. 28.

UP NEXT

High Point: Hosts Washington College on Wednesday in its final nonconference game before opening its Big South schedule.

Ohio State: Resumes Big Ten play when it hosts No. 8 Michigan State on Jan. 5.

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Key Players
J. Proctor
13 G
C. Jackson
3 G
29.7 Min. Per Game 29.7
13.1 Pts. Per Game 13.1
3.9 Ast. Per Game 3.9
4.6 Reb. Per Game 4.6
51.4 Field Goal % 41.7
33.3 Three Point % 41.3
77.2 Free Throw % 78.9
+ 2 Denny Slay made jump shot, assist by Rob Peterson III 17.0
+ 3 Joey Lane made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaedon LeDee 31.0
+ 1 Rob Peterson III made 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
+ 1 Rob Peterson III made 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
  Rob Peterson III missed 1st of 2 free throws 48.0
  Personal foul on Jaedon LeDee 48.0
  Defensive rebound by Rob Peterson III 48.0
  Duane Washington Jr. missed 2nd of 2 free throws 48.0
+ 1 Duane Washington Jr. made 1st of 2 free throws 48.0
  Shooting foul on Dexter Gooding 48.0
  Lost ball turnover on Dexter Gooding 58.0
Team Stats
Points 64 82
Field Goals 24-54 (44.4%) 30-54 (55.6%)
3-Pointers 4-13 (30.8%) 11-25 (44.0%)
Free Throws 12-16 (75.0%) 11-22 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 36 27
Offensive 9 5
Defensive 25 21
Team 2 1
Assists 11 19
Steals 7 5
Blocks 0 3
Turnovers 16 11
Fouls 24 14
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST
20 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo High Point 6-7 283664
home team logo 13 Ohio State 12-1 374582
Team Stats
away team logo High Point 6-7 68.2 PPG 41.1 RPG 13.0 APG
home team logo 13 Ohio State 12-1 69.6 PPG 37.6 RPG 14.2 APG
Key Players
25
R. Madison F 9.0 PPG 8.5 RPG 1.3 APG 56.3 FG%
3
C. Jackson G 12.2 PPG 4.0 RPG 3.5 APG 41.1 FG%
Top Scorers
R. Madison F 12 PTS 8 REB 2 AST
C. Jackson G 20 PTS 1 REB 3 AST
44.4 FG% 55.6
30.8 3PT FG% 44.0
75.0 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Madison 12 8 2 6/10 0/2 0/0 2 34 0 0 0 3 5
C. Holland III 11 1 0 3/4 1/2 4/4 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Whitehead 6 3 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 4 12 0 0 2 2 1
J. Proctor 4 3 1 2/9 0/2 0/2 2 28 3 0 0 0 3
B. Kamga 3 3 3 1/6 1/2 0/0 3 25 0 0 4 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
R. Madison 12 8 2 6/10 0/2 0/0 2 34 0 0 0 3 5
C. Holland III 11 1 0 3/4 1/2 4/4 2 18 0 0 1 0 1
J. Whitehead 6 3 0 2/4 0/0 2/2 4 12 0 0 2 2 1
J. Proctor 4 3 1 2/9 0/2 0/2 2 28 3 0 0 0 3
B. Kamga 3 3 3 1/6 1/2 0/0 3 25 0 0 4 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Sanchez 7 3 1 2/4 0/0 3/4 2 17 0 0 1 2 1
R. Peterson III 7 5 1 3/4 0/1 1/2 2 12 0 0 3 1 4
T. Cameron 4 3 0 1/4 0/1 2/2 2 14 2 0 1 1 2
D. Slay 4 3 2 2/3 0/0 0/0 2 10 0 0 0 0 3
D. Gooding 3 1 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 1 3 1 0 2 0 1
J. Wright 3 0 1 1/3 1/1 0/0 1 17 1 0 1 0 0
S. Berlin 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 1 10 0 0 1 0 1
C. Thomas Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hughes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 34 11 24/54 4/13 12/16 24 200 7 0 16 9 25
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Jackson 20 1 3 7/11 3/5 3/3 0 31 2 1 4 0 1
K. Wesson 17 4 3 7/12 2/5 1/2 4 27 2 0 2 0 4
L. Muhammad 15 1 1 5/8 3/5 2/3 1 26 1 0 1 0 1
A. Wesson 10 9 4 3/6 1/3 3/4 2 31 0 0 1 5 4
K. Woods 7 3 4 3/4 1/2 0/1 2 25 0 0 2 0 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Jackson 20 1 3 7/11 3/5 3/3 0 31 2 1 4 0 1
K. Wesson 17 4 3 7/12 2/5 1/2 4 27 2 0 2 0 4
L. Muhammad 15 1 1 5/8 3/5 2/3 1 26 1 0 1 0 1
A. Wesson 10 9 4 3/6 1/3 3/4 2 31 0 0 1 5 4
K. Woods 7 3 4 3/4 1/2 0/1 2 25 0 0 2 0 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Young 5 5 0 2/3 0/0 1/3 0 20 0 2 0 0 5
D. Washington Jr. 5 1 3 2/5 0/1 1/4 1 20 0 0 0 0 1
J. Lane 3 0 0 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0
D. Hummer 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
M. Jallow 0 0 0 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
J. Ahrens 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
J. LeDee 0 2 1 0/0 0/0 0/2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
C. Walker - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 82 26 19 30/54 11/25 11/22 14 200 5 3 11 5 21