Feb. 1, 2014
No. 24 Ohio State (17-5, 4-5) 59, No. 15 Wisconsin (17-5, 4-5) 58
Feb. 1, 2014 Kohl Center - Madison, Wis.
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Wisconsin 86-67. The Buckeyes are 30-43 in Madison vs. the Badgers.
As a ranked team, No. 24 Ohio State is 24-12 vs. the Badgers. Ohio State is 11-11 against ranked Wisconsin teams, as well as 8-3 when both teams stand in the Top 25.
The Buckeyes own an overall record of 759-677 against current Big Ten members.
Trailing 51-44 with 8:59 to play, Ohio State held Wisconsin to 1-of-8 shooting down the stretch, 0-of-5 from 3-point range. The Buckeyes outscored the Badgers 15-7 to take home the win.
OSU is 68-57 all-time in one-point games.
Ohio State has won seven of its last nine games against ranked opponents.
Held Wisconsin to a season lows in made 3-point field goals (3) and 3-point field goal percentage (3-17, 17.6 percent). Through 20 games, Ohio State ranks No. 3 nationally in 3-point field goal defense (26.9 percent).
Held Wisconsin's leading scorer, Sam Dekker (14.0 ppg), to a season-low four points.
Won for the second time this season when trailing at the half. UW is 246-28 under Bo Ryan when leading at the half.
Owned a 26-12 advantage in points scored in the paint.
Owned a 26-19 edge in bench points. The OSU bench scored 22 of the Buckeyes' 29 first-half points.
As a ranked team, No. 24 Ohio State is 472-128 all-time.
OSU is 155-240 all-time vs. ranked opponents. When both teams are ranked, Ohio State is 75-66.
Matta is 267-78 during his career at Ohio State and 368-109 overall as a head coach.
In 13 seasons as a head coach, Matta owns an overall record of 137-57 vs. Big Ten members, including a mark of 134-55 while coaching the Buckeyes.
Matta is 12-11 against Wisconsin as OSU head coach.
At the helm of the Ohio State program, Matta is 45-22 in the month of February.
Dished four assists. He is Ohio State's all-time assist leader with 636 for his career. Craft ranks eighth all-time in Big Ten history. He needs 10 assists to pass Scott Skiles (645) of Michigan State for seventh.
Collected two steals against Wisconsin, passing Gary Grant of Michigan for second all-time in Big Ten history with 301 steals. He needs 24 steals to pass Bruce Douglas of Illinois (324) for first.
Scored seven points. He ranks 36th all-time at Ohio State with 1,172 career points. He needs eight points to pass Lawrence Funderburke (1,179) for 35th all-time.
Led the Buckeyes with 13 points. Has scored in double figures in six-consecutive games and 15 of his last 17 games. Ross has led the Buckeyes in scoring in 17 games this season.
Amedeo Della Valle
Totaled 11 points, scoring in double figures for the fifth time this season.
Made his first start for the Buckeyes this season.
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