Men's Basketball Falls to Ohio State, 77-40

Matt Donlan
Matt Donlan

Columbus, Ohio -- Senior Matt Donlan scored 10 points and had six rebounds but the Youngstown State men's basketball team dropped a 77-40 decision to Ohio State on Tuesday evening at Value City Arena at The Jerome Schottenstein Center.

With the loss, the Penguins close out the non-Horizon League portion of the schedule with a 6-7 record while the Buckeyes improve to 9-3.

Youngstown State shot just 21 percent from the field, including 14.8 percent in the first half. The Penguins also committed 11 first-half turnovers that led to nine Ohio State points.

Ohio State, which shot 50 percent from the field, had four players score in double figures. The Buckeyes were led by Jae'Sean Tate, Cam Williams and Keita Bates Diop with 15 points each. Trevor Thompson posted a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds while JaQuan Lyle had 10 assists.

The Penguins open Horizon League play against Milwaukee, Thursday, Dec. 29. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. at the Beeghly Center.