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Ohio State wins big in Sullinger's return

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Deshaun Thomas scored 23 and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night.

The Buckeyes (9-1) were effective in rebounding from a 78-67 loss at Kansas on Saturday.

Sullinger, who missed two games with back spasms, entered at 14:37 in the first half. He took his time getting into the pace of the game.

"I was terrible," he said with a laugh after collecting a workmanlike 12 points and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. "I was tired. Taking two weeks off is a killer."

Sullinger told coach Thad Matta to start Evan Ravenel in his place, to reward his hard work while Sullinger was out.

No. 6 baylor 69, b-cu 42: Pierre Jackson scored 12 to lead a balanced attack and had consecutive assists on dunks that put the host Bears (8-0) ahead to stay. Baylor Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III was honored at halftime, fans serenading the junior quarterback with chants of "One more year!'' Garrius Holloman had 13 points to lead Bethune-Cookman (3-7).

maryland 65, fiu 61: Terrell Stoglin scored 20 and the host Terrapins (6-3) rallied late. Florida International (3-7) led 52-50 with 7:12 left, then went nearly six minutes without a point.

college of charleston 71, tenn. 65: Antwaine Wiggins matched his career high with 24 points and the host Cougars (8-1) beat the Vols (3-6) for the second straight year. Wiggins grew up in Tennessee and always hoped he could play for the Vols. "You weren't good enough," Wiggins' coach, Bobby Cremins, said jokingly after the game.

No charges in brawl: No criminal charges will be filed in an on-court brawl that resulted in a total of eight Cincinnati and Xavier players getting suspended, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said. Xavier center Kenny Frease, who was punched in the face by Yancy Gates, was satisfied with an apology after they reached out to each other privately. Cincinnati won its first game without Gates on Wednesday, starting a four-guard lineup to defeat host Wright State 78-58. JaQuon Parker started for Gates. "Everybody was waiting on us to explode and have mental breakdowns," point guard Cashmere Wright said. "So for us just to show everybody that we're regular human beings … people made mistakes.''

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auburn 62, usf 45: The visiting Bulls (6-5) struggled on offense, shooting 29 percent. Jasmine Wynne led the Bulls with 17 points and Caitlin Rowe had 10. "You score 45 points, you aren't going to beat many people," coach Jose Fernandez said.

No. 14 L'ville 64, Cincinnati 59: Shoni Schimmel scored 16 for the visiting Cardinals (9-2) in the Big East opener for both.

No. 24 Texas 79, Ark.-Pine Bluff 40: Chassidy Fussell scored 14 of her 22 in the first half for the host Longhorns (7-2).

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