Ohio State's first game in the the 2013 Gotham Classic has gone about according to form so far. With Lenzelle Smith Jr. clicking on all cylinders offensively and Aaron Craft and company handling their business on the defensive end of things, Ohio State jumped out to a fast double digit lead on the visiting Bryant Bulldogs.
Bryant star Dyami Starks took the lion's share of field goal attempts for Bryant and had some success – he reached double digits in scoring with around halfway through the half. Dan Garvin was the next most effective Bulldog, but the Buckeyes had what's rapidly become a regular occurrence with Amir Williams also having an impact on the offensive end of things to bounce out the visiting team's offensive prowess.
Aaron Craft took a couple of ugly shots (which is all too familiar this late into his career), but was an as-per-usually strong floor general and defensive quarterback. Amedeo Della Valle and LaQuinton Ross both had early three pointers Smith Jr. joined Williams with the strongest showings on the glass for the Buckeyes.