Buckeyes handle Spartans, Sullinger solid in return

Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger ranked Buckeyes handle the USC Upstate Spartans, 82-58.

Sullinger, who had missed the last two games with back spasms, came off the bench Wednesday.

Deshaun Thomas had 23 points to pace the Buckeyes (9-1), who bounced back from a 78-67 loss to the Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Saturday. William Buford donated 14 points.

Ohio State has won 31 consecutive games at Value City Arena.

Torrey Craig ended with 20 points and six rebounds for the Spartans (6-5), who have lost three in a row.