The No. 1 seed has won the Big Ten Tournament five times. Ohio State is the only team to win twice as a No. 1 seed.
The No. 6 seed is now 1-1 in Big Ten Tournament championship games.
OHIO STATE GAME NOTES
Evan Turner scored 31 points, which is a new Big Ten Championship game record and tied for third in Big Ten Tournament games (Evan Turner, vs. ILL 3/12/10, Kerwin Fleming, MINN vs. PUR 3/8/01).
Turner’s 12 field goals establish a new Big Ten Tournament championship game record, breaking the old mark of 10 set by Brad Miller (10-15), PUR vs. MICH 3/8/98 and Devin Harris (10-16), WIS vs. ILL.
Evan Turner’s 80 Big Ten Tournament points is third-best in a single tournament. (91 by Luke Recker, Iowa 2002, 84 by Brent Darby, OSU 2003).
Thad Matta is 11-4 all-time in Big Ten Tournament games.
Ohio State’s 12 three-point field goals (12-for-22) sets a team Big Ten Tournament championship game record (9 by OSU (9-for-22) vs. Iowa 3/10/02, WIS (9-for-18) vs. ILL 3/16/08).
Ohio State’s 34 field goals (34-for-59) sets a team Big Ten Tournament championship game record.
Evan Turner recorded his 16th double-double of the season and the 27th of his career .
Turner has 71 career games with 10 or more points, 25 games with 20 or more points and four games with 30 or more.
The Buckeyes are now 2-3 all-time in Big Ten Tournament championship games, winning the 2007 title against Wisconsin. OSU is 25-0 on the season when leading with 5:00 to play in the second half.
David Lighty and William Buford have played all but one minute (129 minutes) of Ohio State’s 2010 Big Ten Tournament games (40 v. Michigan, 50 v. Illinois and 39 v. Minnesota).
Ohio State’s 90 points set a record for most points scored in a tournament championship game. The 29-point victory is the largest in a Big Ten Tournament title game and ties for the largest margin of victory in a Big Ten Tournament game (Illinois, 94, Northwestern 65 in 2003 quarterfinal).
Ohio State’s .502 shooting percentage (86-for-171) in the tournament is sixth-best in tournament history.
The Buckeyes shot .474 from three-point range for the tournament (28-for-59), the fifth-best in tournament history.
Ohio State’s .576 shooting percentage is the best in a championship game and the ninth-best mark in a Big Ten Tournament game.