Buckeyes hold off Falcons, 61-57

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—David Lighty hit two clinching foul shots with 6.4 seconds left to lead Ohio State past Bowling Green 61-57 on Monday night.

The Buckeyes (2-0) led by as many as 13 points with just under 15 minutes left but Bowling Green (3-2) roared back to take a 48-46 lead on Nate Miller’s half-hook at the 6:05 mark.

After the teams traded the lead, the Buckeyes grabbed it for good on Dallas Lauderdale’s dunk leading to a three-point play with 5:24 remaining.

Brian Moten’s 3-pointer with 11 seconds left cut the lead to 59-57, but Lighty added the two late free throws.

Moten had 16 points and Darryl Clements 13 for the Falcons. Jon Diebler led Ohio State with 17 points with Evan Turner adding 12.

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