Ohio State stops Marquette, 74-63

Buckeyes hot from the field
Ohio State stops Marquette, 74-63

Kam Williams scored 15 points and Shannon Scott added a career-best 14 assists to lead No. 20 Ohio State past Marquette 74-63 on Tuesday night.

Amir Williams had 12 points and Marc Loving scored 10 for the Buckeyes (2-0), who shot 65 percent from the field (32 of 49) — including 8 of 15 on 3-pointers.

Steve Taylor Jr. had 20 points for the Golden Eagles (1-1), who fell behind early and could never catch up.

Kam Williams, who missed last season after contracting mononucleosis, came off the bench to hit six of eight shots from the field, hitting his first three 3-pointers.

Ahead 33-26 at halftime, the Buckeyes used their press to extend the lead.

They twice went on 6-0 runs, the latter with Scott driving through the middle of the lane twice for layups and Kam Williams adding a 10-foot floater to push it to 56-42 by the 10-minute mark.