Buckeyes Hold Off Northwestern - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Buckeyes Hold Off Northwestern

Evanston, Ill - The Northwestern Wildcats have a habit of rising to the occasion against Ohio State.  They did it again on Thursday night, taking the lead midway through the second half, before the Buckeyes finally pulled away for a 63-53 win.

Lenzelle Smith led the Buckeyes with 24 points, while Deshaun Thomas added 19.

The Buckeyes (21-7, 11-5) have the weekend off before heading to No. 1 Indiana next Tuesday.

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