POSTGAME NOTES No. 4 Ohio State 78 (18-3, 6-2), Penn State 54 (10-11, 2-6) Jan. 25, 2012 Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 16,907
The win vs. Penn State was the 37th-consecutive victory at home for Ohio State dating back to the game vs. Michigan on Feb. 27, 2010. The streak is the second-longest in the country behind Kentucky.
The 37-consecutive home game win streak is the second-longest in Ohio State history. The Buckeyes won 50 in a row from 12/1/59 – 12/11/64.
The Buckeyes move to 28-12 all-time vs. Penn State and 15-3 in Columbus (9-0 in Value City Arena).
Ohio State extended its winning streak vs. Penn State to 17 games, dating back to 1/1/04.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 15-2 vs. the Nittany Lions.
Ohio State moved to 156-23 (.871) all-time at Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes are 117-2 vs. unranked opponents at home under Matta.
Ohio State is 174-21 overall vs. unranked opponents since the 2004-05 season, including a 134-10 mark in Columbus.
Ohio State moves to 730-664 overall in the Big Ten, including a 66-18 record at Value City Arena.
They are 39-7 in their last 46 Big Ten matchups, dating back to 3/8/09.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 413-111 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 292-62.
As the Associated Press No. 4 team, Ohio State is 32-5 overall
The Buckeyes have now won by double figures in 16 of their 18 victories this year. Fourteen of their wins have been by 22 or more points. Ohio State’s 22.0 average margin of victory is No. 1 nationally.
Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State. So far this season, seven Buckeyes have scored in doubles figures a total of 68 times.
In their last 74 games, the Buckeyes are 67-7.
Ohio State has had a player record a double-double in 833 games. The Buckeyes are 574-259 in those contests (.688). Jared Sullinger had a double-double (20 points, 13 rebounds) vs. Penn State, the 27th of his career.
This is the 283rd-consecutive game Ohio State has made at least one 3-point field goal (1/10/04 vs. Penn State was the last game with zero made).
The starting lineup of Buford, Craft, Smith, Jr., Sullinger and Thomas is 16-2 this season.
Ohio State went on an 8-0 run to begin the game over the first 4:29.
The Buckeyes have led their last two Big Ten opponents at home by 20 or more points at the half (35-14 vs. Indiana, 1/15/12 and 38-18 vs. Penn State).
Penn State’s 18 first half points were a season low for the Nittany Lions.
Penn State’s Tim Frazier, the Big Ten leader with 10 games of 20 points or more, was limited to 16 points vs. the Buckeyes.
The start was Buford’s 119th donning the Scarlet and Gray, four behind Ken Johnson (123) for fourth place in career games started at Ohio State.
Buford has been a part of 103 wins at Ohio State, the eighth most all-time.
Buford is just the fourth Buckeye in recorded history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists. Buford’s current totals are 1,743/570/327.
Buford scored 15 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,743, which is eighth all-time in Ohio State career scoring. He is 13 points behind Jay Burson (1,756) for seventh place.
Buford had nine rebounds to push his career total to 570. He is one of 17 former Buckeyes in the prestigious 1,500 point and 500 rebound club.
Buford has scored in double figures 17 times this season and 95 times in his career, including 58 games with at least 15 points.
Buford became the fifth player in Ohio State history to join the 400 (made field goals) and 4,000 (minutes played) Club. After the Penn State game, Buford has now tallied 657 made field goals and 4,079 minutes played in 127 career games (J. Diebler, D. Lighty, J. Butler and H. Williams are the other Buckeyes to achieve this feat).
Buford had two assists in the game for a career total of 327.He has had at least three assists in 17 games this season. This was the fifth game he has had at least five assists.