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Unbeatens Ohio State, Butler clash

Dec 13, 2008 - 11:34 AM Butler (8-0) at No. 21 Ohio State (5-0), 12:00 p.m. EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Ticker) -- Something has to give on Saturday when unbeaten Butler visits unbeaten Ohio State.

Butler has won its first eight games for the third consecutive campaign, while 21st-ranked Ohio State is rated in the Top 25 after posting wins against a pair of ranked teams last week.

After winning at Miami, the Buckeyes upset then-No. 7 Notre Dame, 67-62, on December 6.

Sophomore Evan Turner scored a career-high 28 points and had 10 rebounds in the win. He leads Ohio State in scoring at 16.6 points per game.

Freshmen Gordon Hayward and Shelvin Mack each scored 20 points as the Bulldogs posted an 87-75 triumph at Bradley on Wednesday. Mack is averaging 13.1 points to lead Butler.

Last season, Butler outscored Ohio State, 45-16, in the second half and posted a 65-46 victory.