Jody Victor®: Lighty, Sullinger Lead No. 1 Ohio State to Win

Jody Victor: Here's the latest Buckeye basketball news from osu.edu.

David Lighty scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Ohio State remain unbeaten with an 82-69 victory over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday and last week over Michigan.

Every starter for the Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) scored 10 or more points as they stretched the second-longest winning streak in school history. William Buford added 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals, and Ohio State marched forward in this challenging month on the schedule.

This week marks Sullinger's 11th Freshman of the Week award and the 13th for the Buckeyes. Rookies Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft each have claimed one FOW for the Buckeyes. Sullinger scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against the Wolverines and added 18 points and 13 boards against the Golden Gophers. He connected on 50 percent of his shots from the floor (15-of-30) and contributed five assists and three steals in just over 37 minutes a game.

Up next is a trip to No. 19 Wisconsin on Saturday at 2 p.m. – televised on ESPN.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor