COLUMBUS — In its heyday, St. John Arena was recognized as a place to be feared by Ohio State opponents.
Revived for one night, albeit against a pedestrian opponent, it did not disappoint. No. 23 Ohio State, playing at its former home, never trailed and cruised to an 89-62 win over Cleveland State that felt equal parts nostalgia trip and current reminder of this team’s potential.
The Buckeyes (6-0) made nine of their first 11 second-half shots to pull away from the Vikings (2-4).
Kaleb Wesson led all scorers with 19 points, tying a career high for the second consecutive game. C.J. Jackson added 17.
Ohio State is off to its best start since it opened the 2013-14 season with 15 consecutive wins.