Key’s double-double powers OSU


Ohio State's Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Charleston Southern's Cheikh Faye during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Charleston Southern's Cheikh Faye during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


Ohio State's Zed Key, right, is defended by Charleston Southern's Reginald Duhart during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


COLUMBUS (AP) — Zed Key had 17 points and 13 rebounds for his second straight double-double, Brice Sensabaugh scored 14 points, and Ohio State beat Charleston Southern 82-56 on Thursday night.

Key secured a double-double in the first half with 13 points and 10 rebounds to help Ohio State build a 46-22 lead.

Charleston Southern was just 9-of-31 shooting in the opening half, including 1 of 11 from three-point range.

Ohio State had a stretch in the second half of 17 straight points scored by freshmen to make it 74-47.

Sean McNeil added 13 points and Justice Sueing had 11 points for Ohio State (2-0).

The Buckeyes controlled the glass 47-28 and shot 51.7-percent.

Sueing, who played just two games last season because of an abdominal injury, Key and Eugene Brown III are three of the four returning Buckeyes that went 20-12 (12-8 Big Ten) last season — before losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by second-seeded Villanova.

Tahlik Chavez scored 13 points, Claudell Harris Jr. added 12 points, and Taje’ Kelly had 11 for Charleston Southern (1-1).

Ohio State plays Eastern Illinois on Wednesday, followed by games against No. 19 San Diego State and No. 7 Duke.

Ohio State’s Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Charleston Southern’s Cheikh Faye during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/11/web1_130121285-a504a316ac4a4e1b990fe26d3fcc6a7d.jpgOhio State’s Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Charleston Southern’s Cheikh Faye during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State’s Zed Key, right, is defended by Charleston Southern’s Reginald Duhart during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/11/web1_130121285-ea0ff16ea2d54151aae7f7d5433b6471.jpgOhio State’s Zed Key, right, is defended by Charleston Southern’s Reginald Duhart during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)