Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: No. 1 Indiana 81, No. 10 Ohio State 68

Feb. 10, 2013

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POSTGAME NOTES
No. 1 Indiana (21-3, 9-2 Big Ten) 81, No. 10 Ohio State (17-6, 7-4 Big Ten) 68
Feb. 10, 2013
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio
Attendance - 18,809 (sellout)

GAME/SERIES
• Ohio State owns an 8-11 record all-time vs. AP No. 1-ranked team. OSU is 2-2 in its last three games vs. No. 1 and 5-5 all-time at home.
• The Buckeyes have faced No. 1-ranked Indiana teams seven times and have posted a 2-5 record in those games.
• Overall, Ohio State is 75-101 vs. the Hoosiers, 51-35 in Columbus.
• As a ranked team, Ohio State is 19-13 in the Indiana series.
• The game Saturday was the third sellout of the season (Kansas, Michigan, and Indiana) at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes have a 1-2 record in those games.
• All-time, OSU is 58-17 in Value City Arena sellouts, 47-13 against Big Ten opponents. The Buckeyes are 21-10 all-time in sellouts vs. AP ranked teams at the arena and 11-5 vs. the AP Top 10.

TEAM
• The loss ended Ohio State's streak of 121 games without consecutive losses, the longest in the nation.
• Three players scored 20 or more points for the Hoosiers: Victor Oladipo (26 points), Cody Zeller (24) and Christian Watford (20). The last time Ohio State allowed three players with 20 or more points was Feb. 27, 1999 against Penn State (Joe Crispin 29, Dan Earl 22 and Calvin Booth 21).
• Three players reached double figures for the Buckeyes: Deshaun Thomas (26 points), Aaron Craft (16) and LaQuinton Ross (11).
• Indiana scored 81 points and shot 53.1 percent from the field (26-49), both season highs against the Buckeyes. Ohio State has held opponents to under 50 percent in 22 of 23 games.
• Ohio State held a 15-5 advantage in bench points. Overall, the Buckeyes have maintained a 454-290 advantage spanning the 23 games played this season.
• The Buckeyes have an all-time record of 148-237 (1-6 in 2012-13) vs. ranked opponents in the Associated Press Top 25. That includes a mark of 63-118 vs. Top 10 foes.
• In games when both teams enter with a Top 25 ranking, Ohio State is 68-63.
• As a ranked team (AP), No. 10 Ohio State is 443-122 all-time. When ranked among the Top 10 nationally, OSU is 316-72.
• Ohio State is 746-672 all-time in Big Ten play.

Thad Matta
• Matta is 238-71 during his career at Ohio State and 339-102 overall as a head coach.
• In his 13 years as a head coach, Matta is 124-51 vs. current Big Ten opponents, including a record of 120-49 at Ohio State.
• Matta has faced the nation's top team seven times as a head coach, twice while at Xavier and five times as Ohio State's head coach. He is 3-4 vs. No. 1-ranked teams, 2-3 at Ohio State.
• Matta is 8-8 vs. AP Top 5 opponents as Ohio State head coach and 17-17 vs. the AP Top 10.
• Matta owns a 37-10 record in sellouts at VCA, 31-8 against Big Ten opponents. He is 6-3 vs. the AP Top 10 in arena sellouts.
• Ohio State owns a 149-14 home record during the Matta era. The Buckeyes are 67-5 in Columbus over the past four seasons.
• The Buckeyes are 63-11 vs. Big Ten opponents at Value City arena in nine seasons under Matta.
• Matta holds a 10-7 record vs. the Hoosiers.

Deshaun Thomas
• Led all scorers with 26 points. It was his seventh 20-point effort in Big Ten play this season.
• Moved to No. 26 on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State (1,360 total points). He needs nine points to pass Brent Darby for 25th all-time.
• Connected on 8 of 9 free throws, career highs in both makes and attempts.
• Has scored in double figures in all 23 games this season.

Aaron Craft
• With one steal against the Hoosiers, Craft moved into a three-way tie for 10th all-time in Big Ten history with Melvin Newbern (1987-90) of Minnesota and Jitim Young (2001-04) of Northwestern (215 thefts). Kendall Gill (1987-90) of Illinois and Titus Ivory (1998-2001) of Penn State are tied for the No. 8 spot with 218.
• Has recorded 12 games this season with 10 or more points, including double digits in six of the last seven games.
• Craft contributed three assists against the Hoosiers. He remains fourth on the all-time list at Ohio State with 460 for his career. He needs 15 assists to pass Curtis Wilson for third.
• Fouled out only second time in 47 career Big Ten games (at Minnesota, Feb. 6, 2011).

LaQuinton Ross
• Posted 11 points against the Hoosiers. He has scored in double figures in back-to-back games and in eight total contests this season.


 

 

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