POSTGAME NOTES No. 7 Ohio State 88 (26-6, 13-5) Purdue 71 (21-12, 10-8) March 9, 2012 Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Ind. Attendance: 18,484
Ohio State has now won seven consecutive games in the Big Ten Tournament, dating back to the 2010 tournament. The win streak ties Iowa (2000-01) for the longest win streak in the tournament.
It is the eighth time Ohio State has won at least one game in the Big Ten Tournament.
The 88 points scored vs. Purdue is the second most points scored in regulation for Ohio State during the Big Ten Tournament (90 vs. Minnesota, in 2010 championship).
The Buckeyes are now 18-8 overall in the tournament, having won 14 of its last 17 games.
This is the first season the Buckeyes have been the No. 3 seed in the tournament.
The Buckeyes are 3-1 vs. teams seeded No. 6 in the tournament.
Ohio State has not faced Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament since 2009, where the third-seed Boilermakers beat the No. 5-seed Buckeyes 65-61 in the championship. Ohio State (No. 1 seed) won 63-52 in the 2007 tournament.
The Buckeyes move to 78-83 all-time vs. Purdue, including 2-0 this season (87-84, 2/7/12)
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 23-4 vs. the Boilermakers.
Ohio State is 2-1 vs. Purdue in neutral site meetings, all in the Big Ten Tournament.
As a ranked team, Ohio State has won 10 of the last 12 meetings dating back to 2/8/92.
Ohio State moves to 738-667 overall in the Big Ten, including a 69-20 record at Value City Arena.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 421-115 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 300-65.
As the Associated Press No. 7 team, Ohio State is 26-8 overall.
Ohio State moves to 20-1 this season vs. unranked opponents. The Buckeyes are 179-21 under Matta vs. unranked teams.
The game vs. Purdue was the first time all season that all five starters scored in double figures. The last time it happened was 2/6/11 vs. Minnesota.
Ohio State had two players score more than 20 points vs. Purdue (Sullinger and Thomas). It is the first time since 2/14/12 (Sullinger and Buford).
Ohio State has had a player record a double-double in 840 games. The Buckeyes are 579-261 in those contests. Jared Sullinger (30 points, 12 rebounds) had his 32nd career double-double in tonight’s game vs. Purdue.
This is the 294th-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 is 133-54 in the Big Ten when scoring between 80 and 90 points and 247-62 when scoring more than 80 points.
The starting lineup of Buford, Craft, Smith, Jr., Sullinger and Thomas is 24-5 this season.
Ohio State went 10-14 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 687 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 475 from the stripe. The margin is 395-289 in the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes have now amassed 251 assists in the Big Ten while only allowing 208 from their opponents. For the season, Ohio State has 489 assists,while its opponents only have 325.
22 of Ohio State’s 27 wins have been by double-figures.
Ohio State outscored Purdue 48-18 in the paint.
The Buckeyes had a 13 to 5 advantage on second chance points.
Ohio State started the game on a 9-0 run. The run ended at the 16:27 mark in the first half.
Ohio State went on a 14-0 run from 6:43-3:32 in the second half. The score at the start of the run was 65-61 Ohio State. William Buford and Deshaun Thomas both scored six points during the run.
The start was Buford’s 130th donning the Scarlet and Gray, the most by any Buckeye in history.
Buford has been a part of 111 of Coach Matta’s 216 career wins at Ohio State.
The game is the 138th that Buford has played in, which is fifth all-time at Ohio State in games played.
Buford has been a part of 111 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 1,902/629/352.
Buford scored 11 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,902, 32 behind Kelvin Ransey (1,934) for fourth place in Ohio State scoring history.
It is the 25th time this season Buford has scored at least 20 points.
Buford has now scored 1,044 points in the Big Ten. He is currently the second among active scorers in Big Ten regular season games.
Buford had six rebounds to push his career total to 629. 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 Purdue game, Buford has now tallied 717 made field goals and 4,476 minutes played in 138 career games (J. Diebler, D. Lighty, J. Butler and H. Williams are the other Buckeyes to achieve this feat).
Buford had five assists in the game for a career total of 352.
With four made field goals, Buford now has 717 for his career, the fifth most in Ohio State history.