Senior guard Jamar Butler had a double double of 10 rebounds and 11 assists. He did not score, but the Buckeyes did not need him to.
Freshman Kosta Koufos led all scorers with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting. He also had 12 rebounds to lead all players and finished with a double double.
Evan Turner had 16 points and made six of his seven shot attempts.
David Lighty soared over a Northwestern defender for a shot here. The sophomore finished with six points and three rebounds in 24 minutes.
Thad Matta and the Buckeyes had the backing of the student section.