POSTGAME NOTES No. 7 Ohio State 77 (26-6, 13-5) No. 13 Michigan 55 (24-8, 13-5) March 10, 2012 Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, Ind.
The Buckeyes will compete in their fourth-consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship vs. Michigan State, a Big Ten record.
The Buckeyes have eliminated Michigan three consecutive years in the Big Ten Tournament.
Ohio State has now won eight consecutive games in the Big Ten Tournament, dating back to the 2010 tournament, the longest streak in tournament history.
It is the eighth time Ohio State has won at least one game in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Buckeyes are now 19-8 overall in the tournament, having won 15 of its last 18 games.
The Buckeyes are 2-2 vs. teams seeded No. 2 in the tournament.
Ohio State has faced Michigan three consecutive years in the Big Ten Tournament, with Ohio State winning all three meetings.
The Buckeyes move to 92-72 all-time vs. Michigan, including 2-1 this season.
As a ranked team, the Buckeyes are 34-5 vs. the Wolverines.
Ohio State is 4-1 vs. Michigan in neutral site meetings, with all four wins occurring in the Big Ten Tournament.
As a ranked team, Ohio State has won 13 of the last 14 meetings dating back to 2/6/00.
Ohio State moves to 739-667 overall in the Big Ten, including a 69-20 record at Value City Arena.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 422-115 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 301-65.
As the Associated Press No. 7 team, Ohio State is 27-8 overall.
Ohio State moves to 7-5 this season vs. ranked opponents and 420-115 all-time.
Against Top 25 teams, Ohio State is 146-229 all-time.
When both teams are ranked in the Top 25 Ohio State is 66-54 including 6-3 vs. Michigan.
This is the second consecutive game that two players have scored at least 20 points (Sullinger - 24, Thomas - 22).
This is the 295th-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 25-5 this season.
Ohio State went 10-14 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 701 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 497 from the stripe. The margin is 409-311 in the Big Ten.
The Buckeyes have now amassed 265 assists in the Big Ten while only allowing 215 from their opponents. For the season, Ohio State has 503 assists, while its opponents only have 332.
23 of Ohio State's 28 wins have been by double-figures.
The start was Buford's 131st donning the Scarlet and Gray, the most by any Buckeye in history.
Buford has been a part of 112 of Coach Matta's 217 career wins at Ohio State.
The game is the 139th that Buford has played in, which is fifth all-time at Ohio State in games played.
Buford has been a part of 112 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 1,912/635/354.
Buford scored 10 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,912, 22 behind Kelvin Ransey (1,934) for fourth place in Ohio State scoring history.
Buford has now scored 1,054 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 635. 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 721 made field goals and 4,512 minutes played in 139 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 354.
With four made field goals, Buford now has 721 for his career, the fifth most in Ohio State history.