POSTGAME NOTES No. 10 Ohio State 72 (25-6, 13-5) No. 5 Michigan State 70 (24-7, 13-5) March 4, 2012 Breslin Center – East Lansing, Mich. Attendance: 14,797
The win clinched Ohio State's third consecutive Big Ten regular season title, and fifth in the last seven years.
The Buckeyes move to 52-59 all-time vs. Michigan State.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 20-9 vs. the Spartans.
Ohio State is 17-36 vs. Michigan State in East Lansing.
Against ranked Michigan State teams, Ohio State is 7-16.
Ohio State is 5-5 when both teams are ranked.
As a ranked team, Ohio State has won six of the last seven meetings.
The win was the sixth for Ohio State vs. a ranked opponent this season.
Ohio State moves to 737-667 overall in the Big Ten, including a 69-20 record at Value City Arena.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 420-115 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 299-65.
Ohio State is 145-229 vs. Top 25 opponents and 60-112 against Top 5 teams.
As the Associated Press No. 10 team, Ohio State is 14-7 overall.
Ohio State has had a player record a double-double in 839 games. The Buckeyes are 578-261 in those contests. Jared Sullinger (14 points, 10 rebounds) had his 31st career double-double in tonight’s game vs. Michigan State.
This is the 293rd-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 23-5 this season.
Ohio State went 20-28 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 673 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 460 from the stripe. The margin is 381-274 in the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes have now amassed 235 assists in the Big Ten while only allowing 194 from their opponents. For the season, Ohio State has 473 assists, while its opponents only have 311.
21 of Ohio State’s 26 wins have been by double-figures.
The start was Buford’s 129th donning the Scarlet and Gray, the most by any Buckeye in history.
Buford has been a part of 110 of Coach Matta’s 215 career wins at Ohio State.
The game is the 137th that Buford has played in, which is fifth all-time at Ohio State in games played.
Buford has been a part of 110 wins at Ohio State, which is second all-time by senior class.
Buford is just the fourth Buckeye in recorded history to reach 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 300 assists. Buford’s current totals are 1,892/623/347.
Buford scored a game high 25 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,892, passing Michael Redd (1,879) for fifth place in Ohio State scoring history.
It is the ninth time this season Buford has scored at least 20 points.
Buford has now scored 1,033 points in the Big Ten. He is currently the second among active scorers in Big Ten regular season games.
Buford had three rebounds to push his career total to 623. 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 State game, Buford has now tallied 713 made field goals and 4,438 minutes played in 137 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 347.
With eight made field goals, Buford now has 713 for his career, the fifth most in Ohio State history.