Postgame Notes No. 16 Wisconsin 63 (21-8, 10-6), No. 8 Ohio State 60 (24-5, 12-4) February 26, 2012 Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 18,809
William Buford is the lone senior that played his last home game today vs. Wisconsin. He is 3-1 in the final home games of each of his four seasons in his career.
Buford has been a part of 108 of Coach Matta’s 213 career wins at Ohio State.
Ohio State has now won 40 of its previous 42 homes games, dating back to Feb. 27, 2010. They finished 18-2 this season.
The Buckeyes move to 83-66 all-time vs. Wisconsin.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 21-11 vs. the Badgers.
When both teams are ranked, the Buckeyes are 9-10 vs. Wisconsin.
The Buckeyes are 144-229 (5-5 this season) vs. Top 25 opponents.
When both teams enter ranked in the Top 25, Ohio State is 64-54.
Ohio State is 5-5 vs. Wisconsin at Value City Arena.
The game vs. Wisconsin was the 72nd sellout in Value City Arena history. The Buckeyes own a 57-15 record in those contests, including a 46-11 mark vs. Big Ten opponents. They are 4-2 this year (Duke, 11/29/11, Northwestern, 12/28/11, Indiana, 1/15/12, Michigan, 1/29/12 and Michigan State, 2/11/12 - L).
The 20 home games in Columbus this season tied the 2010-11 season for most played home games.
Ohio State moves to 735-667 overall in the Big Ten, including a 69-20 record at Value City Arena.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 418-114 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 297-65.
As the Associated Press No. 8 team, Ohio State is 8-4 overall.
This is the 291st-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 21-5 this season.
Ohio State went 10-19 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 631 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 426 from the stripe. The margin is 336-240 in the Big Ten.
The start was Buford’s 127th donning the Scarlet and Gray, passing Alex Davis and Jamar Butler (126) for most games started as a Buckeye.
The game is the 135th that Buford has played in, which is fifth all-time at Ohio State in games played.
Buford has been a part of 108 wins at Ohio State, which is fourth all-time by senior class.
Buford will graduate from Ohio State as the all-time leading scorer in Columbus since Value City Arena opened for the 1998-99 season. Buford has scored 1,049 points in Columbus during his four years.
Buford is just the fourth Buckeye in recorded history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists. Buford’s current totals are 1,861/614/342.
Buford scored 15 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,861, 18 behind Michael Redd (1,879) for fifth place in Ohio State scoring history.
Buford has now scored 1,001 points in the Big Ten. He is currently the second among active scorers in Big Ten regular season games.
Buford has scored in double figures 23 times this season and 101 times in his career, including 63 games with at least 15 points.
Buford had nine rebounds to push his career total to 614. 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 Wisconsin game, Buford has now tallied 702 made field goals and 4,372 minutes played in 135 career games (J. Diebler, D. Lighty, J. Butler and H. Williams are the other Buckeyes to achieve this feat).
Buford had one assist in the game for a career total of 342.
With four made field goals, Buford now has 702 for his career, passing behind Michael Redd (699) for fifth all-time in Ohio State history.