POSTGAME NOTES No. 17 Michigan 56 (20-7, 10-4), No. 6 Ohio State 51 (22-4, 10-4) Feb. 18, 2012 Crisler Center – Ann Arbor, Mich. Attendance: 12,721
The Buckeyes move to 91-72 all-time vs. Michigan and 36-45 in Ann Arbor.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 33-5 vs. the Wolverines.
When Michigan is ranked, Ohio State is 13-23.
When both teams are ranked in the Top 25, the Buckeyes are 5-3.
Ohio State moves to 734-666 overall in the Big Ten, including a 68-19 record at Value City Arena.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 417-113 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 296-64.
As the Associated Press No. 6 team, Ohio State is 20-7 overall.
The Buckeyes have an all-time record of 144-228 vs. ranked opponents in the AP Top 25.
In games when both teams enter with a Top 25 ranking, Ohio State is 64-53.
Ohio State moves to 5-4 vs. Top 25 opponents this season.
Two players scored in double figures for Ohio State. So far this season, seven Buckeyes have scored in doubles figures a total of 86 times.
In their last 82 games, the Buckeyes are 73-9.
This is the 289th-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).
Ohio State has had a player record a double-double in 837 games. The Buckeyes are 576-261 in those contests. Deshaun Thomas (25 points, X13rebounds) had his first career double-double in tonight’s game vs. Michigan.
The starting lineup of Buford, Craft, Smith, Jr., Sullinger and Thomas is 20-4 this season.
The Buckeyes have now amassed 174 assists in the Big Ten while only allowing 131 from their opponents. For the season, Ohio State has 410 assists, while its opponents only have 248.
Ohio State went 10-15 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 594 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 398 from the stripe. The margin is 299-212 in the Big Ten.
The start was Buford’s 125th donning the Scarlet and Gray, tying David Lighty (125) for third all-time in games started at Ohio State. He is one away from tying Alex Davis and Jamar Butler (126) for most games started as a Buckeye.
The game is the 133rd that Buford has played in, which ties Jerry Francis for fifth all-time at Ohio State.
Buford has been a part of 108 wins at Ohio State, which is 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 1,829/603/340.
Buford scored six points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,829, 50 behind Michael Redd (1,879) for fifth place in Ohio State scoring history.
Buford has now scored 969 points in the Big Ten. He is currently the second highest active scorer in the Big Ten.
Buford had six rebounds to push his career total to 603. He is one of 17 former Buckeyes in the prestigious 1,500 point and 500 rebound club.
Buford became the fifth player in Ohio State history to join the 400 (made field goals) and 4,000 (minutes played) Club. After the Michigan game, Buford has now tallied 691 made field goals and 4,311 minutes played in 132 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 340.
With three made field goals, Buford now has 691 for his career, eight behind Michael Redd (699) for fifth all-time in Ohio State history.