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Buckeyes top Cornhuskers 71-50 in Big Ten QFs

7:37 PM, Mar 15, 2013   |    comments
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Chicago, IL -- Deshaun Thomas and Sam Thompson scored 19 points apiece, as 10th-ranked Ohio State defeated Nebraska, 71-50, in the Big Ten Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

Ohio State (24-7), which earned the second seed and a first-round bye in the tourney, will play the winner of Michigan State/Iowa in the semifinals on Saturday.

Thompson shot 8-of-9 from the field and Thomas grabbed nine boards. LaQuinton Ross scored 11 points off the bench.

Brandon Ubel had a team-high 16 points and seven rebounds for the Cornhuskers (15-18), who were the tenth seed in the tourney and defeated seventh-seed Purdue, 57-55, in the first round on Thursday. Shavon Shields was the only other Nebraska player to score double-digits with 14.

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