Buckeyes, Wolverines Set for 1:30 p.m. Showdown Sunday
Deshaun Thomas is a Midseason Wooden Award Finalist.
Jan. 11, 2013
Jan. 13, 2013
No. 15 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-3, 2-1) vs. the No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (16-0, 3-0)
|Site:||Value City Arena (18,809)|
|Game Time:||1:37 p.m. ET|
|Talent:||Tim Brando (play-by-play)|
Clark Kellogg (expert analysis)
|Radio:||OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)|
|Satellite Radio:||Sirius 91/XM 91|
|Local Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460|
|Radio Talent:||Paul Keels (play-by-play)|
Ron Stokes (expert analysis)
Ohio State Notes |
Michigan Notes |
Big Ten Stats |
Fred Taylor Honored
|Ohio State Men's Basketball|
|Men's Basketball||Jeff Boals||Greg Paulus||Dan Wallenberg||Alissa Clendenen|
|Press Conference w/ Coach Matta | Press Conference w/ Craft and Thomas|
The Michigan Series
Ohio State has won seven of the last eight meetings with the Wolverines and have an eight-game winning streak in Columbus in the series. Overall, Ohio State owns the series lead with a 92-72 record and a 52-26 lead in Columbus. As a ranked team, Ohio State is 34-5 in the Michigan series. Ohio State is 14-23 against ranked Michigan teams. When both teams are ranked, Ohio State is 6-3. The teams were both ranked in the Top 15 last March when the No 7 Buckeyes defeated No. 10 Michigan 77-55 in Indianapolis. Michigan has been ranked No. 2 twice previously vs. the Buckeyes. Ohio State defeated No. 2 Michigan 86-85 Feb. 3, 1964 in Columbus. Ohio State fell to the second-ranked Wolverines 78-68 Jan. 4, 1986, also in Columbus. Deshaun Thomas leads the Buckeyes in the Michigan series with 12.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Thomas is shooting 60 percent from the field in the series (29-39).
A Look at the Wolverines
Michigan enters the game with Ohio State undefeated and ranked No. 2 nationally. The Wolverines are led by Columbus native Trey Burke, a sophomore guard. He averages 18.2 points per game. Tim Hardaway Jr., one of four Michigan players who average 10 or more points, follows with 16.3 ppg. Freshmen Nik Stauskas (13.5 ppg.) and Glenn Robinson III (12.6 ppg.) also are in double digits. Robinson, along with Mitch McGary, leads the Wolverines with 6.1 rebounds per game. Burke also leads Michigan with 112 made field goals, 116 assists and 20 steals.
Ohio State In the Big Ten
The Buckeyes are No. 3 in scoring defense (58.1 ppg.) among Big Ten teams and No. 3 in scoring margin (+17.7) and field goal percentage defense (.378). The Buckeyes are in the No. 2 spot in turnover margin (+3.9). Individually, Deshaun Thomas leads the conference in scoring with 20.3 points per game and is No. 2 in made 3s per game with 2.5. Aaron Craft (4.7) rates No. 3 in assists per game. Shannon Scott is No. 4 in assists (4.6), No. 2 in steals per game (2.1) and No. 1 in assist to turnover ratio (+4.9). Craft is No. 3 in the league (+3.3).
101 Years in Big Ten
Ohio State celebrates 101 years as a member of the Big Ten Conference in men's basketball in 2013. The Buckeyes finished in the No. 6 spot in the 1913 conference standings, the first season of league play. Over the 100 previous seasons, Ohio State has earned 20 Big Ten regular-season titles with 24 NCAA tournament appearances, one national championship (1960) and 10 trips to the Final Four. Eight former coaches and players are members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame while nearly 50 student-athletes have been drafted by National Basketball Association teams, including 23 in the first round.
Buckeye Hoops Highlights on the Go
The Big Ten Network and Cliptamatic, an iPhone application, have teamed up to offer Big Ten fans on-the-go access to the top moments of the 2013 conference season. Download the Cliptamatic App on your iPhone today and watch Big Ten basketball highlights wherever go. Download the app at the following link: http://go.osu.edu/OSUcliptamatic.
Craft Among Cousy Top 20 Candidates
Aaron Craft, a junior guard for the Buckeyes, is among the candidates for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award, presented annually to the top point guard in the country. The list of more than 80 nominations was cut to 20 around Jan. 10. Ten finalists will be announced near Feb. 1 and a final five March 1. The winner will be announced at the 2013 Final Four weekend.
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