Ohio State pulls away early, beats Northwestern 73-57

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Sean McNeil and Justice Sueing each scored 11 first-half points, Brice Sensabaugh added 16 of his 18 points after halftime and Ohio State led by double figures for nearly-33 minutes as the Buckeyes beat Northwestern 73-57. Northwestern (10-3, 1-1) went into the game ranked No. 7 nationally in scoring defense, allowing just 55.7 points per game, and No. 3 in opponents field-goal percentage (35.1%) but it was the Buckeyes defense that was smothering in this game. The Wildcats made just 3 of 27 from the field to start the game and then missed eight in a row to open the second half before Zed Key threw down a two-hand dunk that gave Ohio State a 28-point lead with 15:31 to play. Chase Audige led Northwestern with 16 points.

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