Holden hits 1,500 career points in OSU win


Ohio State's Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Eastern Illinois' Yaakema Rose during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State's Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Eastern Illinois' Yaakema Rose during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


Ohio State's Roddy Gayle, left, shoots over Eastern Illinois' Caleb Donaldson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


Ohio State's Justice Sueing, right, looks for an open pass as Eastern Illinois' Dan Luers defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)


COLUMBUS (AP) — Freshman Brice Sensabaugh scored 20 points, Zed Key had 10 points and 14 rebounds for his third straight double-double, and Ohio State beat Eastern Illinois 65-43 on Wednesday night.

Ohio State (3-0) has won its first three games in each of the last seven seasons.

Sensabaugh scored 10 points during a 14-0 run for a 21-5 lead with 9:15 left before halftime.

But the Buckeyes wouldn’t score again until Key’s dunk at 3:50, as Eastern Illinois pulled within 26-20 at the break.

Ohio State used a 9-0 run early in the second half to go ahead by double figures, 33-23, for good.

Isaac Likekele grabbed 10 rebounds as Ohio State had a 52-37 edge on the boards.

Tanner Holden scored eight points to reach 1,500 for his career.

Sensabaugh was 6 of 14 from the field, Justice Sueing was 2 of 10, and Ohio State shot just 40.4-percent from the field.

Yaakema Rose Jr. scored 17 points for Eastern Illinois (0-4).

Ohio State plays No. 17 San Diego State on Monday, and then No. 7 Duke on Nov. 30.

Ohio State’s Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Eastern Illinois’ Yaakema Rose during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/11/web1_130162006-6d982ec6e3d64b6bb114f761800e6ef6.jpgOhio State’s Brice Sensabaugh, right, posts up against Eastern Illinois’ Yaakema Rose during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State’s Roddy Gayle, left, shoots over Eastern Illinois’ Caleb Donaldson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/11/web1_130162006-21809e58060e43d39a8ac1fab113b70b.jpgOhio State’s Roddy Gayle, left, shoots over Eastern Illinois’ Caleb Donaldson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ohio State’s Justice Sueing, right, looks for an open pass as Eastern Illinois’ Dan Luers defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2022/11/web1_130162006-7142c4578a134730beb10b1e540287c0.jpgOhio State’s Justice Sueing, right, looks for an open pass as Eastern Illinois’ Dan Luers defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

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