Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: Minnesota (14-4, 3-2) 63, No. 11 Ohio State (15-3, 2-3) 53

Jan. 16, 2014

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POSTGAME NOTES
Minnesota (14-4, 3-2) 63, No. 11 Ohio State (15-3, 2-3) 53
Jan. 16, 2014
Williams Arena – Minneapolis, Minn.
Attendance: 14,625 

GAME/SERIES

  • Ohio State leads the all-time series against the Gophers 80-56. Minnesota owns a 38-30 edge in Minneapolis.
  • As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 26-4 against Minnesota.
  • The loss snapped a six-game Ohio State win streak vs. the Gophers.
  • The Buckeyes own an overall record of 757-676 against current Big Ten members.
  • Minnesota broke OSU’s streak of 41-consecutive wins against unranked opponents in the regular season. The Buckeyes’ last loss to an unranked team in the regular season was Jan. 10, 2012 to Big Ten foe Illinois.

TEAM

  • The Buckeyes have not recorded three-consecutive losses since the 2008-09 campaign when the squad fell to Wisconsin, Northwestern and Illinois.
  • As a ranked team, No. 11 Ohio State is 470-127 all-time.
  • Ohio State held Minnesota to season-lows in made 3-pointers (3) and 3-point field goal percentage (21.4 percent; 3-14). Opponents are shooting 26.6 percent (79-297) from long distance against the Buckeyes this season.
  • The game marks the first time Ohio State has recorded back-to-back double figure losses since the 2008-09 season (at Illinois, vs. Michigan State). 

Thad Matta

  • Matta is 265-76 during his career at Ohio State and 367-107 overall as a head coach.
  • In 13 seasons as a head coach, Matta owns an overall record of 135-55 vs. Big Ten members, including a mark of 132-53 while coaching the Buckeyes. Matta is 10-6 against Minnesota as OSU head coach.
  • Against unranked opponents, Matta owns a 219-23 record as Ohio State head coach.
  • Matta is 54-25 in the month of January as OSU head coach.

Sam Thompson

  • Scored 12 points vs. Minnesota. With the total, Thompson surpassed the 500-point mark for his Buckeye career (509).   

LaQuinton Ross

  • Led all scorers with 22 points.
  • Has scored in double figures in 11 of his last 13 games.

Aaron Craft

  • Had four assists vs. the Gophers. He is Ohio State’s all-time assist leader with 620 for his career. Craft ranks eighth all-time in Big Ten history. He needs 26 assists to pass Scott Skiles (645) of Michigan State for seventh.  
  • Scored seven points. He ranks 38th all-time at Ohio State with 1,134 career points. Craft passed Richard Schnittker (1,129) during the matchup with Minnesota. He needs six points to pass Jamaal Brown (1,139) for 37th all-time. 

 

 

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