Eric Olson

LINCOLN, Neb.: William Buford scored 15 points, Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas had 14 apiece, and sixth-ranked Ohio State blew out Nebraska for the second time this month with a 79-45 victory Saturday night.


The Buckeyes (17-3, 5-3 Big Ten) swept their games against Nebraska by a combined 65 points and moved into a three-way tie for first place in the conference with Michigan and Michigan State.


Ohio State came to Lincoln looking to polish its game on the road. The Buckeyes were 2-3 in road games, including 1-2 against Big Ten opponents.


The Buckeyes weren’t overly sharp, but still were good enough to beat the Huskers (10-9, 2-6) worse than they did in Columbus on Jan. 3, when they won 71-40.


Brandon Ubel and Bo Spencer had eight points apiece for Nebraska, which had two field-goal droughts of longer than eight minutes.