Thompson double-double powers Ohio St past UConn, 64-60

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Trevor Thompson's matching double-double – 17 points and 17 rebounds – pushed Ohio State past Connecticut, 64-60 on Saturday night.

Adams made a 3-pointer with 26 seconds left and converted a 3-point play eight seconds later to pull UConn within three, but Ohio State's Marc Loving's free throw put the lead back to four. The Huskies missed their final three shots.

UConn shot 54.2 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes, including 4 of 9 from 3. Adams hit a 3-pointer at the first-half buzzer to take a 34-32 lead into halftime.

With 11:08 remaining, OSU began a 7-0 run that claimed a two-point lead highlighted by a Keita Bates-Diop dunk off an assist from Thompson.

JaQuan Lyle, who converted six straight from the line down the stretch, had 16 points for the Buckeyes.

Jalen Adams and Vance Jackson led UConn with 19 and 12 points, respectively.