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Buckeyes use balance to beat Oakland 92-63

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and five teammates also hit double figures to lead No. 2 Ohio State past Oakland 92-63 on Thursday night, giving coach Thad Matta his best start in his seven years with the Buckeyes.

Jared Sullinger had 16 points, Jon Diebler and David Lighty 13 each and Aaron Craft and William Buford 12 apiece for the Buckeyes (12-0). Dallas Lauderdale matched a career best with six blocked shots. Craft's point total was a career high. Lighty was making his 100th career start.

Travis Bader had 17 points and Larry Wright 12 for the weary Golden Grizzlies (7-8), playing their third game in four days and fourth in six.

Keith Benson, averaging 17.4 points a game, fouled out with eight points and 10 rebounds.