Ohio State vs. Purdue Postgame Notes
No. 3 Ohio State 87, Purdue 84
Feb. 7, 2012
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POSTGAME NOTES No. 3 Ohio State 87 (21-3, 9-2), Purdue 84 (15-9, 5-6) Feb. 7, 2012 Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 16,504
The win vs. Purdue was the 39th-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 39-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.
Ohio State has now recorded 20 wins in eight consecutive seasons, all under Coach Matta (seven in a row with 21 wins).
The Buckeyes move to 77-83 all-time vs. Purdue and 52-28 in Columbus.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 23-4 vs. the Boilermakers.
Ohio State moves to 733-664 overall in the Big Ten, including a 68-18 record at Value City Arena.
Ohio State moved to 158-23 (.871) all-time at Value City Arena, including a 56-1 mark in its last 57 home games.
They are 42-7 in their last 49 Big Ten matchups, dating back to 3/8/09.
Ohio State has won 10 of its last 11 Big Ten homes games by 10 or more points.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 416-111 overall and when ranked in the
AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 295-62. As the Associated Press No. 3 team, Ohio State is 34-6 overall.
The 87 points tied a season high for points in a Big Ten game (87 vs. Northwestern, 12/28/11).
Four players scored in double figures for Ohio State. So far this season, seven Buckeyes have scored in doubles figures a total of 79 times.
In their last 77 games, the Buckeyes are 70-7.
This is the 286th-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 19-2 this season.
The Buckeyes have now amassed 142 assists in the Big Ten while only allowing 99 from their opponents.
Ohio State began the game vs. Purdue on a 7-0 run.
With the team’s 21st win, Matta has now reached 20 wins in all 12 years he has been a head coach.
The win vs. Purdue was Coach Matta’s 211th win at Ohio State and his 107th Big Ten victory since beginning his Ohio State career.
Matta’s career record moves to 313-91 overall and 211-60 at Ohio State.
With the win, Matta moves to 111-43 in the Big Ten during his career.
Matta now has a 12-6 record record vs. Purdue.
Matta’s .776 winning percentage at Ohio State is the best among Big Ten coaches since Matta became the Buckeyes’ head coach in 2004.
Matta’s .714 conference winning percentage is best of any Big Ten coach in history, narrowing edging Bo Rein (.713) and Bog Knight (.700)
Ohio State is 36-16 in February under Coach Matta.
The Scarlet and Gray are 129-19 when grabbing more rebounds than the opponent, including 18-2 this season (OSU outrebounded Purdue, 32-23).
When shooting a better percentage than the opponent, Ohio State moves to 188-19 under Matta, including 21-1 this season.
When shooting 50 percent or better from the field, Ohio State is 9-0 this season and 103-7 under Matta.
Ohio State is 196-5 under Matta when leading with five minutes to play, including 21-0 this year.
The Buckeyes are 18-2 this season and 179-47 under Matta when limiting themselves to 15 or fewer turnovers. Ohio State had seven turnovers vs. the Boilermakers.
Ohio State is 17-2 this season and 145-13 when scoring 70 or more points in a game under Matta. The Buckeyes had 87 points in the win vs. Purdue.
The start was Buford’s 122nd donning the Scarlet and Gray, one behind Ken Johnson (123) for fourth place in career games started at Ohio State.
Buford has been a part of 106 wins at Ohio State, passing Jamar Butler and Matt Terwilliger for sixth 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 1,795/588/332.
Buford scored a career high 29 points for the Buckeyes (28 vs. Northwestern on 12/2811), improving his career total to 1,795, passing Jim Jackson (1,785) fox sixth all-time in Ohio State career scoring. He is 84 behind Michael Redd (1,879) for fifth.
The 10 made field goals tied a career high (5X, last vs. VMI, 11/23/11).
Buford has now scored 935 points in the Big Ten. He is currently the highest active scorer in the Big Ten.
Buford had seven rebounds to push his career total to 588. He is one of 17 former Buckeyes in the prestigious 1,500 point and 500 rebound club.
Buford has scored in double figures 20 times this season and 98 times in his career, including 60 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 Purdue game, Buford has now tallied 676 made field goals and 4,198 minutes played in 128 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 332.
Deshaun Thomas finished with 13 points. It is the 32nd time in his career he has scored in double figures and 21st time this season. Thomas has scored in double figures in 21 of his last 24 games played. The 21 times this season are a team high.
Thomas also chipped in five rebounds for the Buckeyes.
Sullinger had 18 points for the Buckeyes. It is the 21st time this season and 55th time in his career he has scored in double figures.
With 18 points, Sullinger added to 1,000 point club total (1,018). He is one of seven total players in Ohio State history to score at 1,000 or more points in two years.
Sullinger had six rebounds, pushing his career total to 574.
Craft had two assists to push his season total to 114 and his career total to 291.
Craft is now nine assists away from reaching 300 for his career.
Craft scored 13 points, the 10th time he scored in double figures this year.