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Mountaineers hand Buckeyes first loss

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Alex Ruoff scored 17 points, leading West Virginia and coach Bob Huggins to a 76-48 victory over No. 15 Ohio State on Saturday.

Da'Sean Butler scored 16 points — all but two in the first half — with Darryl Bryant adding 11 and Devin Ebanks 10 for the Mountaineers (10-2), who handed Ohio State its first defeat of the season. West Virginia has won four in a row since a 68-65 loss to Davidson in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9.

Up by seven at halftime, the Mountaineers extended the lead to more than 20 midway through the second half and then poured it on the rest of the way.

William Buford and Jeremie Simmons each scored 11 points, and Evan Turner had 10 for Ohio State (9-1).

NO. 11 MICHIGAN STATE 82, OAKLAND, MICH. 66: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Goran Suton had 16 points and nine rebounds to help Michigan State beat Oakland. Suton made his first start in over a month. He missed six games with a knee injury, then came off the bench in Michigan State's next two games.

No. 19 Louisville 82, UAB 62: At Louisville, Ky., Terrence Williams had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Samardo Samuels added 17 points and 11 boards to help Louisville and its revamped lineup ease by UAB. Earl Clark — who didn't start for the first time this season after Pitino chastised him for inconsistent play — had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists as the Cardinals (8-2) bounced back from a disappointing loss to Minnesota last week.

NO. 25 MISSOURI 107, SIU-EDWARDSVILLE 57: At Columbia, Mo., DeMarre Carroll had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help Missouri cruise past SIU-Edwardsville. Guard Miguel Paul scored 12, while Kim English and Laurence Bowers each had 10 points for the Tigers (10-2), who had six players in double figures.