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Ohio State 74, Delaware 49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Tony Stockman scored 26 points and hit two
early 3-pointers to set the tone in leading Ohio State to a 74-49
win over turnover-prone Delaware on Friday night.

The Buckeyes (3-0) controlled the game from the outset, scoring
the first nine points and later adding a 13-0 run to build a 41-19
lead at the half.

Stockman, a senior who played his first two seasons at Clemson,
hit 10 of 13 shots from the field including 6 of 9 3-pointers. The
26 points bettered his previous Ohio State high by a point, set a
year ago against Penn State.

J.J. Sullinger chipped in with 12 points for the Buckeyes, who
hit 51 percent of their shots from the field.

The Blue Hens (0-1), coming off a 16-12 record a year ago and
with three starters back, could not hang onto the ball. They had as
many turnovers (19) as points in the first 20 minutes. Center
Raphael Madera, confronted by three defenders who sagged on him
every time he got the ball in the middle, had five turnovers
himself -- matching Ohio State's first-half total.

Harding Nana had 11 points and Andrew Washington 10 for the Blue
Hens, who finished with 24 turnovers.

Stockman hit two 3-pointers and had eight of the Buckeyes' first
11 points.

After Delaware pulled as close as 20-12 on Nana's breakaway dunk
with 9:31 left in the opening half, the Buckeyes ran off the next
13 points -- with Stockman hitting a 3 and Je'Kel Foster scoring
five points.

Ohio State led by as many as 34 points in the second half.

Not until a Calvin Smith turnaround with 16:37 remaining did the
Blue Hens have more points (23) than turnovers (21).

The Buckeyes, who play Houston in the semifinals of the
Guardians Classic on Tuesday in Kansas City, had 10 players score.

The teams had met only once before, on Jan. 11, 1960. Ohio State
won that game, 109-38, handing Delaware its worst defeat ever. The
Buckeyes, who were led by substitute forward and future coaching
Hall of Famer Bob Knight's 15 points, went on to win their only
national championship that season behind Jerry Lucas and John
Havlicek.