Feb. 1, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 17 Ohio State bounced back with a 71-56 win over Indiana Tuesday night at Value City Arena. With the win, the Buckeyes moved to 19-5 on the year, 10-1 in Big Ten play.
What They’re Saying – Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach
On Keita Bates-Diop‘s impact on the game
“He really impacts the game in a lot of ways. People continue to be really physical with him and he’s struggled with that at times. He’s just got to handle it better, but, he still had a major impact on the game with his ability. He had five assists, four blocks and 13 rebounds, and that’s what good players do. They find other ways to impact the game.”
– Ohio State improved to 53-36 all-time against the Hoosiers in Columbus.
– The Buckeyes are 21-15 against Indiana when they’re ranked in the Top 25.
– The Buckeyes are 16-2 on the season when scoring 70-plus points.
– Ohio State is 10-1 on the season when shooting better than 50 percent from the field.
– The Buckeyes held Indiana to 36.4 percent shooting, marking the eighth time in a 11 Big Ten contests Ohio State has limited its opponent to less than 40 percent from the field.
– Keita Bates-Diop notched his team-high ninth double-double of the season and 15th of his career. The Buckeyes are 14-1 when Bates-Diop tallies a double-double.
– Jae’Sean Tate moved to 14th on the Ohio State career rebounds list with 702.
– C.J. Jackson went 2-for-5 from 3-point range and has connected on at least one 3-pointer in 20-consecutive games.
– Kaleb Wesson made all seven shots from the field against the Hoosiers after going 4-for-4 against Penn State.
– Wesson is the second Buckeyes to make 10-straight field goals this season after Tate made 14-consecutive shots in games against Texas Southern and Northeastern.