COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Lighty scored 18 points and Ohio State wasn’t tested in its first game as No. 1, rolling over Iowa 70-48 on Wednesday night.
The Buckeyes (19-0, 6-0 Big Ten) improved to 60-4 when ranked first in The Associated Press poll.
William Buford had 15 points and Jared Sullinger added 13 for the Buckeyes, topping the polls for the first time since the final three weeks of the 2006-07 regular season. That team went to the national championship game, losing to defending champion Florida and finishing with a 35-4 record.
Andrew Brommer had 12 points and Bryce Cartwright added 10 for Iowa (7-11, 0-6), playing a ranked team for the fifth time in its last six games.