Game numero uno is in the books for the Ohio State basketball team. Ohio State blew by a weak North Carolina A&T club 102-61.
It was a pretty sleek game statistically for Ohio State. Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Dallas Lauderdale had 13 & 12 and freshman point guard Aaron Craft had 8 points and 9 assists off the bench--with no turnovers.
Next up for Ohio State is a tough game at No. 11 Florida on Tuesday as part of ESPN's 24-hour college basketball marathon. That will be an interesting test for them.
I kind of thought the No. 4 ranking was too lofty this early in the season for Ohio State. But their depth and talent has been tremendous so far. The chemistry, even in liberal substitutions, has been seamless.