COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Freshman Jared Sullinger 30 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and showed his range by hitting a 30-foot bank shot at the first-half buzzer to lead No. 2 Ohio State past South Carolina 79-57 on Saturday.
William Buford added 12 points and Jon Diebler 11 for the Buckeyes (10-0), who expected one of their biggest tests of the young season but dominated throughout.
Sam Muldrow scored 14 points and Malik Cooke 13 for South Carolina (7-2), whose only losses this season have come against second-ranked Big Ten teams.
The Gamecocks lost 82-73 at then-No. 2 Michigan State on Nov. 16.
Sullinger's previous best in rebounds was 14 against North Carolina A&T last month. His 14 defensive rebounds were an Ohio State record.
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