August 21, 2014

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Jamar Butler sets career 3-pointer record as Ohio State men roll over VMI

COLUMBUS – Jamar Butler set the Ohio State career record for 3-pointers and Kosta Koufos recorded his first career double-double as the Buckeyes rolled over VMI with a 90-57 victory Sunday night.
Butler has now made 157 3-pointers after making four of eight Sunday to score 12 points for the Buckeyes. Three other Ohio State players reached double figures in the win. David Lighty scored 11 and Matt Terwilliger and Evan Turner each scored 10 points for the Buckeyes (4-1).
Koufos had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Ohio State, which shot 52 percent from the field.
The Buckeyes outrebounded VMI 55-31 and outscored the Keydets 22-2 at the foul line.
Reggie Williams led VMI with 17 points. The Keydets shot only 30 percent from the field.
VMI kept the game close in the early going but Ohio State opened a 43-29 lead at halftime before pulling away in the second half.
Butler`s four 3-pointers turned out to be the Buckeyes` only long-range baskets. Ohio State shot only 4-of-19 from beyond the stripe.
Freshman Jon Diebler had a tough night, going 1-of-8 from the field, including 0-of-4 in 3-pointers.
A small crowd of only 6,670 watched the game.

Ohio State 90, VMI 57
VMI (2-3): Houston 1-8 0-0 3, Williams 7-19 0-2 17, Lonon 0-0 0-2 0, C.Holmes 2-10 0-0 5, Josey 0-0 0-0 0, Bell 1-2 0-0 2, Cantafio 0-0 0-1 0, Kenon 5-13 0-0 13, Brownfield 0-3 0-0 0, Matson 0-0 0-0 0, Hunter 4-13 0-0 11, T.Holmes 2-5 2-2 6. Totals 22-73 2-7 57.
OHIO STATE (4-1):
Koufos 9-13 4-7 22, Hunter 2-4 0-0 4, Butler 4-9 0-0 12, Lighty 3-6 5-5 11, Diebler 1-8 2-4 4, Wallace 2-3 0-0 4, Hill 1-2 4-6 6, Peters 0-2 0-0 0, Madsen 2-2 0-0 4, Turner 3-7 4-4 10, Titus 0-0 0-0 0, Terwilliger 4-5 2-2 10, Lauderdale 1-1 1-3 3. Totals 32-62 22-31 90.
Halftime –
Ohio State 43-29. 3-Point Goals – VMI 11-49 (Kenon 3-10, Williams 3-11, Hunter 3-11, Houston 1-6, C.Holmes 1-9, T.Holmes 0-2), Ohio St. 4-19 (Butler 4-8, Peters 0-1, Koufos 0-1, Turner 0-2, Lighty 0-3, Diebler 0-4). Fouled Out – None. Rebounds – VMI 31 (Williams 8), Ohio St. 55 (Koufos 14). Assists – VMI 14 (Hunter 4), Ohio St. 21 (Butler, Lighty 4). Total Fouls – VMI 24, Ohio St. 14. A – 6,670.