Sunday's basketball: Bates-Diop powers Buckeyes

Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio — Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 24 points and Ohio State won its fourth straight with a 73-57 victory against South Carolina on Sunday night.

Ohio State's Jai'Sean Tate, right, steals the ball away from South Carolina State's Gabriel McCray during the second half. Ohio State won 73-57.

Bates-Diop was 8-for-14 from the floor, including 5-of-9 on 3-pointers, and tied a career-high with 10 rebounds.

The Buckeyes completed their nonconference schedule with an 8-5 record.

Bates-Diop was the story in the first half, scoring 17 points to top his previous best in a half by one. He made 5 of 7 3-pointers while his teammates missed all eight tries from beyond the arc and the Buckeyes held a 34-21 halftime lead.

Kam Williams added 12 points for Ohio State, and Trevor Thompson had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Gabriel McCray had 17 points and Ed Stephens scored 11 for South Carolina State (5-9), which lost its fourth straight.

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(At) No. 4 Maryland 87, Marshall 67: Robert Carter scored 19 points, Diamond Stone tied his career high with 16 and the Terrapins pulled away.

Melo Trimble had 13 points, seven assists, and five rebounds for Maryland (11-1), which hit a season-high 13 3-pointers to win its fifth straight game. Rasheed Sulaimon added 14 points.

Stevie Browning scored 11 for Marshall (4-9).