Buford has 25, No. 3 OSU beats Valpo, 80-47

William Buford scored 17 of his 25 points in the second half and

No. 3 Ohio State routed Valparaiso 80-47 on Friday night.

Aaron Craft added 15 points and eight assists for the Buckeyes

(6-0), who tuned up for a big home showdown against No. 6 Duke on

Tuesday. Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Deshaun

Thomas chipped in with 12 points.

Jay Harris led the Crusaders (5-2) with 18 points.

Buford had four points in Ohio State’s 19-2 surge right after

the break.

In the final minute, the crowd sang derisive cheers against

Michigan, the Buckeyes’ football opponent on Saturday.