Saturday , Dec , 30 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Cook, Ohio State pound Coppin State

Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Daequan Cook led five Ohio State players in
double figures with 23 points, as the sixth-ranked Buckeyes pounded the Coppin
State Eagles, 91-54.

Cook shot 8-of-10 from the floor and nailed four three-pointers, while Greg
Oden added 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Buckeyes (11-2), who rebounded in
a big way after last Saturday’s disappointing 86-60 defeat at the hands of
Florida.

Othello Hunter had 16 points and five rebounds, Jamar Butler hit five three-
pointers to finish with 15 points, and David Lighty donated 10 points in the
win.

The Buckeyes shot a red-hot 57 percent from the field in the victory.

Tywain McKee had 21 points for the Eagles (2-11), who have lost six straight
and all 11 of their road games this season. Antwan Harrison chipped in with 10
points, while Robert Pressey had five points and five boards in defeat.

Harrison opened up the game’s scoring with a three, but the Buckeyes netted
the next 12 points to seize control. Butler bookended the burst with
conversions from behind the arc, while Ivan Harris also hit a trey.

Ethan Kennedy stopped the bleeding with a three to make it 12-6 with 15:36
left in the first half, but Butler again answered from long range as Ohio
State netted the next seven points.

A 9-0 run by Ohio State — which featured consecutive three-pointers by Cook
— moved its lead to 30-10 with 9:42 left until the half.

Overall, Ohio State hit 10 of its 26 three-point attempts.

A small 6-0 spurt by Coppin State cut its deficit to 42-30 just before the
break, but Cook nailed back-to-back jumpers to send Ohio State into the half
up by 16.

The Eagles never threatened in the second frame as the Buckeyes all but put
the game away with a 9-0 run to make it 66-36 with 12:54 remaining.

A 7-0 run late in the game saw Ohio State stretch its lead to 40 at 86-46.

Game Notes

Oden had a pair of blocks in the win…Ohio State outrebounded Coppin State,
40-24…Talmadge Bell had six points in the loss…The Buckeyes moved to 9-0
at home…The Eagles played their third straight ranked opponent.

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