Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: No. 24 Ohio State 59, No. 15 Wisconsin 58

Feb. 1, 2014

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POSTGAME NOTES
No. 24 Ohio State (17-5, 4-5) 59, No. 15 Wisconsin (17-5, 4-5) 58
Feb. 1, 2014 Kohl Center - Madison, Wis.
Attendance: 17,249

GAME/SERIES
• 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.

TEAM
• 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.

Thad Matta
• 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.

Aaron Craft
• 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.

LaQuinton Ross
• 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.

Sam Thompson
• Made his first start for the Buckeyes this season.


 

 

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