Paced by 18 points off the bench from senior point guard Keyshawn Woods, the Buckeyes (8-1, 2-0) moved to 2-0 in Big Ten play with a 77-67 win against Illinois (2-7, 0-2). Woods provided a necessary calm for Ohio State in the second half, allowing the Buckeyes to withstand several run from the Illini over the final 20 minutes of the game.
The No. 19 Buckeyes (7-1, 1-0) head west for a game at the United Center in Chicago against conference foe Illinois (2-6, 0-1) Wednesday night. Ohio State is coming off of a conference win against Minnesota on Sunday, while the Illini are coming in off of a 75-60 loss at Nebraska on Sunday.
COLUMBUS — Led by a career-high 16 points from junior forward Andre Wesson, the Buckeyes (7-1, 1-0) opened Big Ten play with a 79-59 win over Minnesota (6-2, 0-1). Wesson was one of six Buckeyes in double figures on the night, as Ohio State hit 7-of-17 three-pointers and were 14-of-30 from the field in each half.