COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - William Buford scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and No. 3 Ohio State routed Valparaiso 80-47 on Friday night.
Aaron Craft added 15 points and eight assists for the Buckeyes (6-0), who tuned up for a big home showdown against No. 6 Duke on Tuesday. Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Deshaun Thomas chipped in with 12 points.
Jay Harris led the Crusaders (5-2) with 18 points.
Buford had four points in Ohio State's 19-2 surge right after the break, and the crowd used the final minute to serenade Michigan with derisive cheers ahead of their football game on Saturday.
Ohio State had just six turnovers and scored 24 points off of Valparaiso's 18 miscues.
No. 7 Louisville 59, Ohio 54
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kyle Kuric scored 16 points and Gorgui Dieng grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to lead to No. 7 Louisville to a 59-54 victory over Ohio on Friday night in the Global Sports Invitational.
Rick Pitino's 250th victory as Louisville's coach was in doubt until the final minute. Ohio held a six-point lead with under 4 minutes to play before the Cardinals rallied.
Kuric hit a 3 in the corner, made a key steal and found Chris Smith for a layup on the fast break to give Louisville a 53-51 lead with 1:49 left.
After a dunk by Chane Behanan, Ohio's D.J. Cooper hit a 3-pointer to cut it to 55-54, but T.J. Hall and Cooper missed 3s in the closing seconds that would've tied the game.
Marshall 73, Cincinnati 69, OT
CINCINNATI (AP) - Damier Pitts scored 19 points and Marshall overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half for a 73-69 overtime victory over Cincinnati on Friday night in the finale of the Global Sports Challenge.
Marshall (5-0) lost a five-point lead at the end of regulation, then led by four twice in overtime. Cincinnati (3-2) trailed 71-69 and was going for the tie when Sean Kilpatrick drove into the lane and turned the ball over to Pitts. Pitts was fouled and made two clinching free throws with 8.4 seconds left.
Marshall, considered to be one of the top contenders to rival Memphis for the Conference USA title, is 5-0 for the first time since starting the 1999-2000 season 10-0.
No. 18 Ohio State 84, Stony Brook 37
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Samantha Prahalis had 25 points and 11 assists in only 28 minutes to lead No. 18 Ohio State to an 84-37 rout of Stony Brook on Friday.
Prahalis equaled her season scoring average of 15 in the first half, despite sitting the final 5 minutes, and the Buckeyes (4-0) forced Stony Brook into missing 24 of its first 26 shots. Ohio State took a 42-12 lead into halftime, the fewest points the Buckeyes have allowed in a first half since leading Longwood 41-9 on Nov. 30, 2006.
The Buckeyes scored the game's first 10 points and it was all Prahalis, who had eight points and assisted on the other basket in the opening run. Tayler Hill added 16 points for the Buckeyes, who face No. 20 LSU at home on Sunday.
West Virginia 63, No. 25 UCLA 54
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP) - Taylor Palmer scored 18 points to lead West Virginia to a 63-54 victory over No. 25 UCLA on Friday night in the first round of the Holiday Inn Thanksgiving Classic at Cal State Northridge.
West Virginia (3-1) nearly blew an 11-point early in the second half, allowing UCLA (2-2) a chance to narrow the gap. The Bruins obliged, going on a 7-0 run while shutting out the Mountaineers for 5:38.
The Mountaineers saw their lead cut to 33-29 before getting their offense back in gear. An 8-1 run pushed their lead back to 11 points.
West Virginia led by 13 points midway through the second half but had to hang on for the victory. A big run, capped by a 3-point basket by Moriah Faulk cut the Mountaineers' lead to 48-46 with 3:52 remaining.