Men's Basketball

Postgame Notes: No. 7 Ohio State 99, North Florida 64

Nov. 29, 2013

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POSTGAME NOTES
No. 7 Ohio State (6-0) 99, North Florida 64 (4-4) 
Nov. 29, 2013
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 14,758

GAME/SERIES
• Ohio State is 2-0 all-time vs. North Florida and 14-0 vs. current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

TEAM
• Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. have recorded 100 victories in 119 career games. The duo is the fastest to 100 wins in Ohio State history - William Buford (2008-11) held the previous record, reaching 100 victories in 124 career games.
• Craft and Smith Jr. are second only to the current Kansas senior class nationally in quickest to 100 wins. The KU class won its 100th game in 116 games.
• Five players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Amir Williams (18 points), LaQuinton Ross (17), Amadeo Della Valle (17), Aaron Craft (16) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. (10).
• Ohio State has won 72-consecutive home games against unranked opponents, 45 consecutive against unranked non-conference opponents. The last loss was Dec. 27, 2008 vs. West Virginia.
• Ohio State is 103-6 all-time vs. non-conference opponents at Value City Arena.
• As a ranked team, No. 7 Ohio State is 461-124 all-time. The Buckeyes are 327-73 when ranked in the AP Top 10.
• The Buckeyes totaled season highs in: field goal percentage (69.2 percent/36-52), 3-point field goals made (14), points (99) and assists (20).
• OSU owned a 36-20 edge in points in the paint.
• The Ohio State bench outscored the North Florida bench 29-9. The Buckeye bench has outscored opposing benches 129-50 this season.
• OSU opened the game on a 24-6 run while shooting 12-13 from the field.
• The OSU starters began the game 15-15 from the field prior to Aaron Craft's miss at 4:30 of the first half.
• The Buckeyes scored 17 points off of 18 North Florida turnovers.

Thad Matta
• Matta is 256-73 during his career at Ohio State and 358-104 overall as a head coach.
• Against unranked opponents, Matta owns a 210-22 record as Ohio State head coach. Matta is 138-2 against unranked opponents at home.
• Matta owns a 158-14 home record as head coach of the Buckeyes.
• Matta is 49-6 in the month of November as OSU head coach.

Aaron Craft
• Ranks 47th all-time at Ohio State with 1,040 career points. He needs 16 points to pass Ken Johnson and Jamie Skelton for 46th.
• Collected one steal against the Ospreys. With 263 career steals, Craft remains sixth all-time in Big Ten history. He needs 10 to pass Pat Baldwin of Northwestern (272) for fifth.
• Had five assists against North Florida. He ranks second on the all-time list at Ohio State with 562. He needs 18 assists to pass Jamar Butler (579) for first.

Amir Williams
•  Led all scorers with a career-high 18 points.

Amedeo Della Valle
• Scored a career-high 17 points and connected on a career-best five 3-point field goals.

LaQuinton Ross
• Scored a season-high 17 points.
• Connected on a career-best four 3-point field goals.

Lenzelle Smith Jr.
• Passed 400 career rebounds (405).


 

 

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