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Buie climbs scoring list in Northwestern's 83-59 romp over Ohio State

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Boo Buie scored 19 points to move into third place on Northwestern's all-time scoring list and the Wildcats breezed to an 83-58 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night.

Buie made 6 of 10 shots with two 3-pointers and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Wildcats (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten Conference). He added five rebounds and five assists before fouling out. Buie has scored 1,911 points and needs 10 more to pass Drew Crawford (2009-14) for second place. John Shuma set the record at 2,038 from 2008-12. Buie passed Billy McKinney, who scored 1,900 from 1973-77. McKinney will become the first Wildcat to have his jersey retired later this season.

Ryan Langborg sank four 3-pointers and scored 14 for Northwestern. Reserves Nick Martinelli and Luke Hunger scored 12 and 11, respectively. Brooks Barnhizer pitched in with 11 points, six assists and five rebounds. Ty Berry scored 10.

Bruce Thornton scored 18, sinking 11 of 12 at the foul line, to lead the Buckeyes (13-7, 3-6), who have lost 14 conference road games in a row. Roddy Gayle Jr. scored 15.

Langborg scored all 14 of his points to guide Northwestern to a 41-30 lead at halftime. Gayle and Thornton both had nine points for Ohio State. The Wildcats shot 53.6% overall and made 7 of 13 from 3-point range. The Buckeyes shot 35% from the floor but made 12 of 14 at the free-throw line.

Northwestern shot 57.7% overall and made 10 of 19 from beyond the arc. Ohio State shot 34% and made 5 of 21 from distance. The Buckeyes finished 25 of 33 at the foul line, while the Wildcats made 13 of 17.

Ohio State will host No. 10 Illinois on Tuesday. Northwestern travels to play No. 2 Purdue on Wednesday.

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