As usual, the junior forward picked it up for his team when the Buckeyes needed him most. Thomas scored 11 points in a second half that saw the Buckeyes grab the momentum and run with it. Thomas finished with 19 points and three rebounds.
BY THE NUMBERS
24 season-high turnover total for the Gophers
29.2 the Gophers shooting percentage -- just one percentage point above their season-low
16-0 run that Ohio State went on in the second half, leaving the Gophers quickly behind
4 points by Trevor Mbakwe in 29 minutes