Ohio State Head Coach Thad Matta spoke with new Minnesota leader Tubby Smith prior to the game.
Senior Jamar Butler led the way in a 76-60 victory with 27 points on 9 of 15 shooting.
Ohio State built a 10-point halftime cushion (35-25) thanks in part to a strong defense, which David Lighty (left) and Evan Turner (right) helped lead.
Lighty scored five points and grabbed four rebounds.
The Buckeyes congratulate Turner after a big play.