Nov. 29, 2013
No. 7 Ohio State (6-0) 99, North Florida 64 (4-4)
Nov. 29, 2013
Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State is 2-0 all-time vs. North Florida and 14-0 vs. current members of the Atlantic Sun Conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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