West Virginia’s Alex Ruoff drives to the basket as teammate Kevin Jones, right, and Ohio State’s Anthony Crater (10) look on during the second half Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.AP photo
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Ruoff scored 17 points, leading West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins to a 76-48 victory over No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday.
Da’Sean Butler scored 16 points — all but two in the first half — with Darryl Bryant adding 11 and Devin Ebanks 10 for the Mountaineers (10-2), who handed Ohio State its first defeat of the season. West Virginia has won four in a row since a 68-65 loss to Davidson in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9.
Up by seven at halftime, the Mountaineers extended the lead to more than 20 midway through the second half and then poured it on the rest of the way.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Goran Suton had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Michigan State beat Oakland.
Suton made his first start in over a month. He missed six games with a knee injury, then came off the bench in Michigan State’s next two games.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Terrence Williams had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Samardo Samuels added 17 points and 11 boards to help Louisville and its revamped lineup ease by UAB.
COLUMBIA, Mo. — DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Missouri cruise past SIU-Edwardsville.
Guard Miguel Paul scored 12, while Kim English and Laurence Bowers each had 10 points for the Tigers (10-2), who had six players in double figures.
Mark Yelovich led SIU-Edwardsville (2-11) with 13 points.