Now No. 3 Ohio State must take on the heavyweights in the main events remaining on its schedule. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead the Buckeyes past overmatched and undermanned Louisiana-Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. An announced crowd of 18,534 didn’t see much drama after the Buckeyes rolled to a big lead – scoring the first 12 points of the game and the first 15 of the second half – to turn it into a landslide. Definitely when we come out in Big Ten play, it’s going to be teams that are just as good as us and we’re going to have to play better.” Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, ’62, ’91 and 2011).
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