PREVIEW: Ohio State Hosts Indiana on New Year's Eve
Dec. 30, 2017

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#12/11 Ohio State vs. Indiana

Date:

December 31, 2017

Time:

2 p.m. ET

Arena:

Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

TV:

ESPN2

Listen:

1460 AM

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Game Notes:

Ohio State | Indiana | Big Ten

Special Events:

Halftime Performance - K9 Disc Dog Crew

 

Ohio State has won 10-straight games over Indiana and will look for an 11th-straight when the teams meet on New Year’s Eve in Columbus. The game will start at 2 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN2.

NOTING OHIO STATE

  • Ohio State will finish out 2017 the same way it finished 2016, by facing the Hoosiers of Indian on New Year's Eve.
  • The Buckeyes have won 10-straight against the Hoosiers and 21 of the last 23 dating back to 2004.
  • Ohio State is second in the country in scoring at 90.1 ppg.
  • OSU has tied the school single-season record for 100-point games with four.
  • The Buckeye starting five accounts for 87.4 percent of the team's scoring and combine to average 78.8 ppg which is tops in the country.
  • Kelsey Mitchell leads the country in scoring at 26.1 ppg and has also made the most three-pointers of any player in the country with 58. She is third in the country at 4.1 threes per game.
  • Mitchell is just 1 point away from tying Penn State's Kelly Mazzante for second place on the Big Ten all-time scoring list.
  • Mitchell is the NCAA DI all-time leader in career three-pointers made with 426 and OSU's all-time scoring leader with 2,919 points.
  • Stephanie Mavunga is the only active player in the country with over 1,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 250 career blocks.
  • Mavunga has seven double-doubles on the year and Linnae Harper has five.
  • Mitchell, Mavunga and Harper are the highest scoring trio in the country.
  • Linnae Harper is grabbing 9.1 rebounds per game which is tops in the country for players at 5-8 or shorter.
  • Harper leads the Big Ten with 37 steals.
  • Asia Doss snatched a career-high 7 steals in the Big Ten opener at Nebraska.
  • Doss is 14th in the country and first in the Big Ten with a 3.1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Sierra Calhoun has made 3 or more three-pointers in each of the last five games and has scored at least 20 points in three of the last four games.
  • The Buckeyes will be without Makayla Waterman as she suffered a high ankle sprain in the game on Dec. 17 at Cincinnati.

 

Series History vs. Indiana

  • For the second-straight season, Ohio State and Indiana will be meeting on the final day of the year.
  • The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with Indiana 54-21.
  • The Hoosiers enjoyed its longest win-streak in the series of five games from 2000-03 but since then, it’s been dominated by the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State has won 21 of the last 23 meetings including 10 straight which is the longest win-streak by either team in the series.
  • The series is near even in Bloomington as the Buckeyes hold a slim 18-16 edge and have won the last five meetings.
  • Last year, the Buckeyes won 92-82 in Bloomington in the lone meeting of the season.

 

McGuff vs. Indiana

  • Head coach Kevin McGuff is 6-0 all-time against Indiana with four of the six wins coming at Assembly Hall.
  • He has guided the Buckeyes to three wins in Bloomington and 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 Year vs. Indiana

  • The Buckeyes wasted little time in jumping out to a lead and then road its inside-outside combo of Kelsey Mitchell and Stephanie Mavunga to a 92-82 wire-to-wire victory on Dec. 31, 2016.
  • The win was the 10th straight for the Buckeyes over the Hoosiers.
  • Mitchell scored a season-high tying 31 points to go along with a season-high six rebounds and five assists.
  • Playing in her home state for the first time, Mavunga notched a double-double with 14 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
  • Linnae Harper also tied her season-high with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting.
  • Shayla Cooper made a pair of early three-pointers to get the Buckeyes off to a good start and finished with 13 points.
  • Amanda Cahill led the Hoosiers with 28 points and nine rebounds.
  • The Buckeyes took advantage of a slow start by Indiana and raced out to a 20-6 lead behind a pair of threes from Cooper.
  • OSU led 29-14 at the end of one and after a back and forth second quarter, the Buckeyes took a 48-29 lead into halftime.