Coppin State 39

(3-7, 0-1 MEAC)

Ohio State 47

(5-3, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, December 10, 2007

    Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

    1 2 T
    COPP 22 1739
    OSU 25 2247

    Top Performers

    Coppin St: T. McKee 19 Pts, 9 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Ohio State: J. Butler 13 Pts, 1 Reb, 6 Ast, 3 Stl

    Ohio St. 47, Coppin St. 39

    Associated Press

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Evan Turner scored 13 points in his first collegiate start to lead Ohio State past Coppin State 47-39 on Monday night.

    Jamar Butler added 13 points for the Buckeyes (5-3), who had lost their last two games and three of the last four, all against ranked opponents. They were outrebounded 32-22 by the smaller Eagles.

    Turner started in place of another freshman, Jon Diebler, who had started the first seven games for the Buckeyes. Diebler, Ohio's all-time leading high school scorer, was shooting just 21 percent from the field and 17 percent on 3-pointers.

    Tywain McKee had 19 points and Eddie Hayden 10 for a Coppin State team (3-7), which had lost its last four games by an average of 22 points.

    Most of the game was played at a glacial pace, with neither team getting many good looks on offense.

    There were eight lead changes and two ties until Ohio State took a 36-33 lead on Turner's baseline drive with 7:25 left. After Coppin State countered on Hayden's 12-foot jumper, backup post man Matt Terwilliger hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key.

    Ahead 39-37, the Buckeyes forged their biggest lead of the game when Othello Hunter scored inside and Turner hit a 3-pointer from the left corner off an assist from Butler to push the lead to 44-37.

    Coppin State shot just 36 percent from the field and had 18 turnovers. The Buckeyes hit 44 percent of their shots from the field, including 8-of-22 3-pointers.

    Ohio State led 25-22 at the half, but was never able to get rid of the pesky Eagles. The Buckeyes broke out to an 8-0 lead with Turner hitting two 3s and assisting on the other basket.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 39 47
    FG Made-Attempted 16-45 (.356) 18-41 (.439)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-12 (.250) 8-22 (.364)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-4 (1.000) 3-6 (.500)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 10

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