Top-Ranked Ohio State Wins 24th Straight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - David Lighty scored 19 points and Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help top-ranked Ohio State remain unbeaten with an 82-69 victory over No. 18 Minnesota on Sunday.

Every starter for the Buckeyes (24-0, 11-0 Big Ten) scored 10 or more points as they stretched the second-longest winning streak in school history. William Buford added 15 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals, and Ohio State marched forward in this challenging month on the schedule. Up next is a trip to No. 19 Wisconsin on Saturday.

Blake Hoffarber led Minnesota (16-7, 5-6) with 16 points, playing the second half with a limp and a brace on his left knee.

Ralph Sampson III and freshman reserve guard Chip Armelin each had 14 points for the Gophers, who had a rough week that ought to push them out of the national rankings. They lost at Indiana on Wednesday.

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