Buckeyes Host IU and Think Pink

Feb. 7, 2015

Ohio State vs. Indiana

Date: Sunday, February 8, 2015  |  Time: 2:00 p.m. ET  |  Venue: Value City Arena  |  Location: Columbus, Ohio

Radio: ESPN 1460AM 

Online Coverage:  Live Video  |  Live Stats  |  Game Notes  |  Twitter Updates

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Setting the Scene

  • The Buckeyes return home to host its Pink Day game on Sunday, Feb. 8 against Indiana.
  • Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m. ET from Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State (15-8, 7-4) is tied for fourth in the B1G as we head down the final month of the season. The Buckeyes are coming off a 73-65 setback at Iowa last Thursday.
  • Indiana has lost five of its last six games and enters the contest at 13-9 overall and 3-8 in the conference. The Hoosiers lone win in that stretch was a big one as they knocked-off their rivals Purdue 72-55 last Monday.
  • The game will be streamed live for a fee on BTN Plus
  • The game can also be heard on ESPN 1460 AM in the Columbus area and on www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

    Quick Buckeye Did You Knows??

  • Kelsey Mitchell has passed Katie Smith (1992-93) for most points ever by an OSU freshman. She has 587 this season, breaking Smith's old mark of 578.
  • Alexa Hart is second in the B1G with 87 blocked shots. Her 87 blocks are also an OSU freshman record.
  • Mitchell and Alexa Hart are the highest scoring freshman combo in the country.
  • Ohio State is No. 7 in the country in scoring offense at 80.3ppg. The school record for points per game in a season is 83.2 set by the 1992-93 team.
  • The Buckeyes lead the conference and are seventh nationally in blocked shots per game at 6.5.
  • Kelsey Mitchell (25.5 ppg) and Ameryst Alston (20.2 ppg) make up the top-scoring back court in the country.
  • Mitchell and Alston are the only two set of teammates on the Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List.
  • Mitchell has made five or more three-pointers in a game seven times this season.

    A Quick Look At Indiana

  • Indiana started the year by winning 10 of its first 11 games but the sledding has been as smooth in conference play.
  • Indiana started the year by winning 10 of its first 11 games but the sledding has been as smooth in conference play.
  • IU comes in with a record of 13-9 overall and 3-8 in the conference following a 75-69 setback to Northwestern last Thursday.
  • The Hoosiers are led by the trio of freshmen Tyra Buss, Amanda Cahill and sophomore Larryn Brooks.
  • Buss is one of the top freshman in the league as she is averaging 12.1 points per game to go along with 73 assists and 51 steals.
  • Brooks is second on the team in scoring at 12.0 ppg and has made a team-high 38 three-pointers.
  • Cahill is a handful inside, averaging 10.6 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds per contest.
  • Head coach Teri Moren is in her first season with the Hoosiers. She spent the last four seasons as head coach at Indiana State where she led the Sycamores to their first 20-win in 2013-14.

    Series History vs. Indiana

  • The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with Indiana 51-21.
  • The Hoosiers enjoyed its longest win-streak in the series of five game from 2000-03 but since then, it's been dominated by the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State has won 18 of the last 20 meetings including each of the last seven.
  • This will be the 34th meeting in Columbus where the Buckeyes have a 29-4 edge in the series.
  • Earlier this year in Bloomington, the Buckeyes enjoyed their largest margin of victory in a B1G game, rolling past the Hoosiers 103-49.

    McGuff vs. Indiana

  • Head coach Kevin McGuff is 3-0 all-time against Indiana with all three wins coming at Assembly Hall.
  • He guided the Buckeyes to a win this season and last season in Bloomington.
  • He also led his Xavier squad in the 2008-09 season to a win in Bloomington in the first round of the preseason WNIT.

    Last Time vs. Indiana

  • Ohio State came out firing early and never looked back as it blew past Indiana 103-49 on Jan. 8, 2015 in Assembly Hall.
  • The Buckeyes set the tone early with a 21-2 run right out of the locker room.
  • OSU hit six three-pointers in the first eight and half minutes and would lead 49-17 at halftime.
  • The 103 points were the most points Ohio State has scored in a B1G game since scoring 105 in a 105-68 victory over Northwestern on Feb. 9, 1996.
  • That was also the most points ever scored by a Buckeye team against Indiana.
  • Junior Ameryst Alston led five Buckeyes in double-figures with 27 points. She also added six assists and four rebounds.
  • Freshman Kelsey Mitchell did her thing again on Thursday, scoring 25 points, dishing-out a season-high eight assists and grabbing a season-high nine rebounds. She was 5-of-5 from three-point range and matched Alston with a team-high three steals.
  • Fellow freshman Alexa Hart finished with 18 points, three rebounds, two blocks and two assists.
  • Junior Cait Craft finished with 14 points.
  • Sophomore Shayla Cooper tied Mitchell with a team-high nine rebounds and added 10 points on 3-of-5 from the floor.
  • Ohio State shot 63.1 percent from the floor, which was its best shooting performance of the year. It held IU to just 28 percent shooting and forced 18 turnovers.
  • The Buckeyes were also 10-of-16 from long range for a season-best 62.5 percent.

    What A Night In Bloomington

  • The Buckeyes stormed into Bloomington on Jan . 8, and enjoyed one of their best nights in a long time in Assembly Hall.
  • Ohio State scored 103 points which was not only the most points for an OSU team in Assembly Hall but it was the most points ever for an OSU team against Indiana.
  • The previous record for points in a game at IU was 81 on Jan. 17, 1993.
  • The overall record against IU was 99 set on Feb. 12, 1993 in Columbus.
  • This game also marked the first time the Buckeyes scored 100 points in a B1G game since scoring 105 in a 105-68 victory over Northwestern on Feb. 9, 1996.
  • Indiana came into the game leading the B1G and was 7th in the country in three-point percentage defense at 23.6 percent. The Buckeyes were 10-of-16 from long range for a season-best 62.5 percent.
  • IU's leading scorer Tyra Buss (13.3 ppg) was 0-10 from the floor and finished with just three points and four turnovers.
  • Indiana's 28.1 percent from the floor was its worst shooting performance of the season.