POSTGAME NOTES No. 2 Ohio State 85 (7-0), No. 3 Duke 63 (7-1) Value City Arena - Columbus, Ohio Nov. 29, 2011 Attendance: 18,809
The win vs. Duke (its first loss of the season) was the 29th-consecutive victory at home for Ohio State, dating back to a 66-55 win over Michigan Feb. 27, 2010. The 28 wins in a row tie the 2006-07 Buckeyes for the third-longest streak in history.
With the win, Ohio State has now defeated two AP Top 10 non-conference opponents at home this season for the first time in history.
The Buckeyes move to 3-3 all-time vs. Duke and improve to 38-26 all-time vs. members of the ACC.
Ohio State moved to 5-5 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with four-consecutive wins.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 402-108 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 280-59.
When ranked in the Top 3 of the Associated Press, Ohio State is 138-20.
As the AP No. 2 ranked team in the nation, Ohio State improved to 35-8 overall.
Since the 2009-10 season, the Buckeyes are 44-1 at Value City Arena.
Against non-conference opponents, Ohio State is 87-5 (.945) at Value City Arena and 149-23 overall.
In their last 60 games, the Scarlet and Gray are 55-5.
This is the 269th-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 Buckeyes began the first half on an 11-0 run and ended on a 13-2 run.
In the first half, Ohio State scored on every offensive rebound (10 points on five rebounds).
Ohio State ended Duke's November win streak. Duke's last loss in November was in 2006 vs. Marquette.
The loss vs. Ohio State was only Coach Krzyzewski's 16th in 65 career games vs. Big Ten opponents.
The start was Buford's 105th donning the Scarlet and Gray, tying Jim Smith for 10th most in Ohio State history.
William Buford scored 20 points for the Buckeyes, improving his career total to 1,550 and passing Jon Diebler (1,536) for 13th place all-time in Ohio State career scoring. He is 16 behind Terrence Dials (1,566) for 12th place.
Buford had five rebounds while passing the 500 rebound milestone for his career (502). He now joins 15 former Buckeyes in the prestigious 1,500 point and 500 rebound club.
Buford had four assist. He now has 280 for his career.