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Roundup: Buckeyes escape Northwestern’s upset bid

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points and No. 13 Ohio State used a late 12-0 run to beat Northwestern, 69-59, Thursday night in Columbus, Ohio, the Buckeyes’ 32d consecutive home win against the Wildcats.

Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 12 points — all in the first half — with Sam Thompson getting 11, and Amir Williams had a career-high 10 for the Buckeyes (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten).

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