POSTGAME NOTES No. 3 Ohio State (4-0) 91, Missouri-Kansas City (2-3) 45 Nov. 23, 2012 Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 17,478
The game vs. Missouri-Kansas City is the fourth and final game of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off. Ohio State is now 4-0 in the event with wins over Albany, Rhode Island, Washington and Missouri-Kansas City.
Ohio State and Missouri-Kansas City met for the first time in men’s basketball.
As a ranked team (AP), No. 3 Ohio State is 430-116 all-time. Ohio State is 309-67 when ranked in the Top 10.
The Buckeyes own a 6-0 record against members of the Summit League. Ohio State has recorded wins over Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis (1-0), Oakland (2-0), South Dakota (2-0) and Missouri-Kansas City (1-0).
Ohio State held Missouri-Kansas City to under 20 points in the first half of play (18 points). The last time an opponent scored 20 or fewer points during a half vs. the Buckeyes was Nebraska (20, 1/21/12). The Scarlet and Gray closed the first half with an 18-2 run.
The Buckeyes led by 48 points vs. the Kangaroos. The last time Ohio State held a 40-point lead was vs. VMI (11/23/11).
The Buckeyes out-rebounded the Kangaroos 40-30 overall and 31-16 on the defensive glass.
Ohio State scored 38 points in the paint compared to Missouri-Kansas City’s 16 points.
The Buckeyes scored 10 second-chance points as well as 13 fast break points. The Kangaroos totaled two second-chance points and none on the fast break.
Recorded two steals against the Kangaroos. He has 177 for his career, which is good for No. 3 all-time in Ohio State history. David Lighty (2007-11) is No. 2 with 191. Jay Burson (1986-89) is Ohio State’s career leader with 204.