POSTGAME NOTES No. 2 Ohio State 70 (11-1), Lamar 50 (8-4) Dec. 20, 2011 Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio Attendance: 14,169
The win vs. Lamar was the 32nd-consecutive victory at home for Ohio State dating back to the game vs. Michigan Feb. 27, 2010. The streak is the third-longest in the country behind Duke and Kentucky.
The 32-consecutive game home win streak is the second-longest in Ohio State history (Ohio State won 50 in a row from 12/1/59 – 12/11/64).
The game vs. Lamar was the first ever meeting between the two schools. Ohio State is now 5-0 vs. teams from the Southland Conference.
The Buckeyes have now won by double figures in 9 of their 11 victories this year; eight wins have been by 22 or more points.
As a ranked team, Ohio State is 406-109 overall and when ranked in the AP Top 10, the Buckeyes are 285-60.
When ranked in the Top 3 of the Associated Press, Ohio State is 142-21.
As the AP No. 2 ranked team in the nation, Ohio State improves to 39-9 overall.
In their last 65 games, the Scarlet and Gray are 59-6.
Ohio State is 49-1 in its last 50 games at Value City Arena, dating back to Feb. 24, 2009.
Against non-conference opponents, Ohio State is 90-5 (.945) at Value City Arena and 152-24 overall.
The win vs. South Carolina Upstate was the 107th win vs. an unranked opponent at Value City Arena.
Ohio State has won 104 of its last 105 games against unranked opponents in Columbus.
The Buckeyes own a 113-2 record vs. unranked opponents at home since 2004-05.
Since the 2009-10 season, the Buckeyes are 47-1 at Value City Arena.
This is the 272nd-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 starting lineup of Buford, Craft, Smith, Jr., Sullinger and Thomas is 9-0 this season.
Ohio State has had a player record a double-double in 830 games. The Buckeyes are 571-259 in those contests.
Lamar shot 0-12 from 3-point range, ending a 620 game streak where an Ohio State opponent has hit at least one 3-pointer. The last time an opponent made zero 3-point field goals was 3/21/92 vs. Connecticut (0-10).
The Buckeyes are No. 2 in average turnover margin in the country with +8.0 per game. Ohio State was +7.0 vs. Lamar.
Ohio State is No. 2 in the country in average scoring margin of victory (+23.0 ppg).
With 19 team assists, Ohio State is averaging 18.6 apg, which places them No. 7 in the country.
Entering the game, Lamar had four players averaging double figures. The Buckeyes only allowed two players to score 10 points.
Ohio State handed Lamar its first loss since Nov. 30, a 77-72 loss at TCU.