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Lighty leads Ohio State past pesky Jacksonville

Dec 18, 2008 - 4:04 AM COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- David Lighty matched his career high with 21 points and added nine rebounds and five assists as No. 16 Ohio State remained unbeaten with an 81-68 victory over Jacksonville on Wednesday.

Evan Turner scored 15 points and Jon Diebler added 14 for the Buckeyes (7-0), who shot 64 percent (27-of-42) from the floor.

The Buckeyes led by 11 at the break and by a 56-37 margin with 17:08 remaining in the contest.

Jacksonville fought back to cut the deficit to 69-64 with 5:03 left to play, but went without a field goal for the final 3:41 as Ohio State pulled away.

Lehmon Colbert scored 14 points to pace the Dolphins (2-6).