February 24, 2018

Looking Back at Buckeyes/Hoosiers

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Feb. 24, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 16 Ohio State outlasted Indiana 80-78 in double-overtime on C.J. Jackson‘s 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds remaining Friday night at Assembly Hall. With the win, the Buckeyes have locked up at least the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with a 13-3 conference record.

What They’re Saying – Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach
On the victory over the Hoosiers
“Wow, what a game. What a game. I give Indiana a lot of credit. I just give them a lot of credit. They were battling possession for possession. I don’t think either team really wanted to give in. We would like to have some possessions back and I’m sure they would too. But at the end of the day, I think being able to stay with it and give ourselves a chance. Late, C.J. made a distinctive play and it is something that we practiced, but the kid deserves the credit for the shot. It was a deep three. It’s been an unbelievable way to cap an unbelievable regular season.”

It’s always better on radio…

LISTEN: @PaulKeels + @Ron_Stokes call @C_Jack13‘s double OT game-winner for @OhioStateHoops! 🔪💔 pic.twitter.com/YfuGNj9IYJ

— IMG Audio (@IMGAudio) February 24, 2018

Fast Facts: 
– Ohio State improved to 22-15 against the Hoosiers when entering the game ranked in the Top 25.
– Ohio State is 6-3 all-time against Indiana when the game is decided in overtime. The last game being an 87-83 loss Feb. 2, 1994 in Bloomington.
– Ohio State is 2-0 in double-overtime games against Indiana with the other being a 97-95 victory in Columbus Feb. 17, 1991.
– The Buckeyes improved to 19-3 on the year when outrebounding their opponent after holding a 41-35 advantage over the Hoosiers.
– The 24 victories are on shy of tying Chris Holtmann‘s career high set in 2015-16 at Butler.
– Holtmann improved to 3-2 all-time against the Hoosiers.
– Ohio State improved to 17-1 all-time and 11-1 this season when Keita Bates-Diop tallies a double-double.
– Bates-Diop went for 24 points, 14 rebounds, four blocks, four assists and two steals in the contest.
– Jae’Sean Tate tallied six assists to tie a career high.
– Kam Williams scored 15 points to become the 56th player in Ohio State history with 1,000 career points. The senior currently sits at 1,006 points and joins Tate and Bates-Diop as Buckeyes on the 2017-18 squad to top 1,000 career points.