College Sports

#2 Ohio State 93, #15 St. Francis, Pa. 59

Pittsburgh - Jantel Lavender dominated inside for Ohio State with 23 points and 16 rebounds against smaller Saint Francis, Pa., and the Buckeyes opened up a 27-point lead before halftime during a rout.

Lavender, the three-time Big Ten player of the year, starting guard Tayler Hill and two reserves became ill after eating apparently tainted food Saturday, but it didn’t seem to slow the Buckeyes.

OSU (31-4) had runs of 11-0, 19-2 and 13-3 before halftime, and the Red Flash (17-15) never recovered.