Cincinnati Vs. Ohio State: Buckeyes Up 12 Points At Halftime

The Ohio St. Buckeyes are so far having their way with the Cincinnati Bengals, taking a 37-25 lead into halftime of Thursday night's 2012 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 game. DeShaun Thomas has led the way, scoring 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting to lead all scorers.

Jared Sullinger fell one rebound shy of a double-double in the first half, hauling in nine boards to go along with 10 points. As a team, the Buckeyes are shooting 45.2 percent from the floor.

They are also playing well defensively, forcing the Bearcats into nine turnovers already. Cincinnati is shooting just 38.5 percent for the half, with Justin Jackson coming off the bench to lead the team in scoring with eight points. Cashmere Wright is second on the team with seven points, but shot just 2-for-6 from the floor to get there.

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