HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! No. 3 Ohio State 107 (5-0), VMI 74 (3-2) Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio Nov. 23, 2011 Attendance: 13,660
The win was the 27th-consecutive victory at home for Ohio State, dating back to a 66-55 win over Michigan Feb. 27, 2010. It is the fourth-longest streak in Buckeye history. Ohio State is one win away from tying the 2006-07 Buckeyes for the third-longest streak in history.
The Buckeyes move to 3-0 all-time vs. VMI. The Buckeyes improve to 13-0 all-time vs. members of the Big South Conference. As a ranked team Ohio State is 400-108 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 279-59.
When ranked in the Top 3 of the Associated Press, Ohio State is 136-20.
As the AP No. 3 ranked team in the nation, Ohio State improved to 31-6 overall.
Since the 2009-10 season, the Buckeyes are 42-1 at Value City Arena.
The win vs. VMI was the 103rd win vs. an unranked opponent at Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes own a 109-2 record vs. unranked opponents at home since 2004-05.
Ohio State has won 100 of its last 101 games against unranked teams in Columbus.
Against non-conference opponents, Ohio State is 85-5 (.942) at Value City Arena and 147-23 overall.
In their last 58 games, the Scarlet and Gray are 53-5.
The game vs. VMI was the 72nd time in Ohio State history the Buckeyes have scored more than 100 points and 52nd time at home. The Scarlet and Gray are 71-1 in those contests, including a perfect 52-0 at home.
The 30 assists are tied for the second most in a game in Ohio State history and first since Chicago State on 12/8/90. 31 is the record (Michigan State, 1/6/75).
This is the 267th-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 has now had a player record a double-double in 827 games. The Buckeyes are 568-259 in those contests. Jared Sullinger had his 21st career double-double (17 points, 12 rebounds) vs. VMI.
The Buckeyes went on a 16-2 run in the first half vs. the Keydets.
The 57 points in the first half were a season high (46 vs. Jackson State).
Ohio State shot an impressive 69.7 percent from the field in the first half and 67.6 percent for the game.
Nine players scored for Ohio State in the first half.
Ohio State began the second half on a 21-4 run to pull ahead 78 – 48.
The 107 points scored by Ohio State is a season high (85 vs. North Florida, 11/21/11).
The 46 made field goals are a season high (34 vs. Jackson St., 11/18/11).
The 30 assists were a season high (22 vs. Jackson St., 11/18/11).
The start was Buford’s 103rd donning the Scarlet and Gray.
Buford passed the 1,500 mark for career points with 23.
William Buford scored a season and game high 23 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,505, passing Jerry Francis (1,486) for 18th-place and Troy Taylor (1,497) for 17th all-time in Ohio State career scoring. He is 12 behind Evan Turner (1,517) for 16th.
Buford had three rebounds, eight shy of reaching the 1,500 point and 500 rebound club. Only 15 other Buckeyes have achieved this feat.
Buford had a season-high six assists. He now has 275 for his career.