This is the fourth-consecutive season Ohio State has participated in the NCAA tournament.
With the win, Ohio State advances to its first Elite 8 since the 2006-07 season (national championship game).
It is the seventh time Ohio State has won at least three games in the NCAA tournament.
Ohio State moves to 6-4 all-time vs. Cincinnati.
The Buckeyes are now 70-49 vs. schools from the Big East Conference.
The 30 wins this season are the third most in Ohio State history (35 in 2006-07, 34 in 2010-11). It is the third time in Ohio State history that they have earned at least 30 wins in a season.
Against the East Bracket, Ohio State is now 122-84.
Against the tournament field, Ohio State is now 554-486.
Ohio State is participating in its 24th NCAA tournament.
Ohio State is 44-22 all-time in NCAA tournament play.
The Buckeyes are 5-1 this postseason (3-0 in NCAA tournament, 2-1 in Big Ten tournament).
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 425-116 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 304-66.
As the Associated Press No. 7 team, Ohio State is 30-9 overall.
The Buckeyes move to 23-1 this season and 182-21 all-time vs. unranked opponents under Matta.
Ohio State has had a player record a double double in 844 games. The Buckeyes are 583-261 in those contests. Jared Sullinger (23 points, 11 rebounds) had his 34th career double-double in the game vs. Cincinnati.
This is the 299th-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 28-6 this season.
As a team Ohio State had 14 assists, six more than the Bearcats.
Ohio State has three players score at least 500 points in a season for the first time in team history (Sullinger – 615, Thomas – 598, Buford – 534).
Ohio State went 19-27 from the free-throw line. They now have attempted 789 free throws this season, while only allowing its opponents to attempt 560 from the stripe.
For the season, Ohio State has 547 assists, while its opponents only have 374.
23 of Ohio State’s 30 wins have been by double-figures.
Four Buckeyes scored in doubles figures. That feat has occurred 123 times this season.
The Buckeyes went on a 10-0 run to lead 65-53 near the 5:00 minute mark in the second half.
Craft had 11 points. He now has 585 in his career. It is the 18th time this season the Findlay, Ohio, native has scored in double figures.
Craft had six steals, tying a season high (6 at Minnesota, 2/14/12). He has 167 for his career. He has had at least one steal in 35 of 37 games this season. It is the fourth game this season the sophomore has grabbed at least five steals. He’s had 20 games with at least three thefts, including five consecutive and seven of the previous eight games.
The six steals are an Ohio State record for most in an NCAA tournament (previous record was four (5X)).
Craft passed Dennis Hopson (164) for third place in career steals at Ohio State.
Craft’s season total of 94 thefts is the most alltime in a single season (Mike Conley, Jr. – 87 in 2007). Craft is just the second Buckeye to reach 80 steals in a single season.
The six steals are the most Craft has had in six NCAA tournament contest (4 vs. Kentucky, 3/25/11).
Craft had five assists to push his season total to 174 and his career total to 351.
Craft has had 15 games this season with at least 5 assists and 33 with at least three, including seven in a row.
In six career NCAA tournament games, Craft has dished out 43 assists. (He set an OSU single game record with 15 vs. George Mason in the 2011 NCAA Third Round in Cleveland. The 10 helpers vs. Gonzaga are the second most in his career and in an Ohio State NCAA tournament game).
The start was Buford’s 135th donning the Scarlet and Gray, the most by any Buckeye in history.
Buford has been a part of 115 of Matta’s 220 career wins at Ohio State.
The game was the 143rd that Buford has played in, which is third all-time at Ohio State in games played.
Buford has been a part of 115 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 1,958/650/358.
Buford scored four points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,958, 32 behind Jerry Lucas (1,990) for third place in Ohio State history.
Buford had five rebounds to push his career total to 650. 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 Cincinnati game, Buford has now tallied 735 made field goals and 4,653 minutes played in 143 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 358.
With one made field goal, Buford now has 735 for his career, the fifth most in Ohio State history.
Scott had three assists vs. Cincinnati. It was the freshman’s first assists in NCAA tournament play. It is the fourth time this season he has had at least three assists in a game and first time this postseason.