D'Angelo Russell scored 14 points, Sam Thompson had 13 points and No. 16 Ohio State got big contributions from its big men in beating James Madison 73-56 on Friday.
Starting center Amir Williams had seven points and nine rebounds, and backups Trey McDonald and Anthony Lee had eight points each.
Jae'Sean Tate also provided a jolt when he was inserted midway through the second half.
Playing his first game after a five-game suspension, last year's leading scorer and rebounder Andre Nation had 15 points for James Madison (4-2), which was playing its first road game. Yohanny Dalembert added 14 and Winston Grays 10.
Ohio State came in shooting 61 percent from the field but was held to 41 percent.