COLUMBUS — LaQuinton Ross scored 11 points, including two 3-pointers as No. 3 Ohio State pulled away, leading the Buckeyes to an 84-53 victory over Nebraska on Saturday.
It was a last tuneup before the biggest test of the season for the Buckeyes (15-0, 2-0 Big Ten), at No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night.
Amedeo Della Valley had 15 points, Marc Loving scored a career-high 13, Shannon Scott also had 13 and Amir Williams chipped in with 10 points for Ohio State, which shot 54 percent from the field (27 of 50) and 47 percent on 3-pointers (9 of 19).
Terran Petteway scored 15 points and Leslee Smith had 11 for the Cornhuskers (8-6, 0-2), who have lost 20 consecutive road games to ranked teams since beating No. 22 Texas A&M on Feb. 23, 2008.