Jan. 23, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State won its eight-consecutive game, a 64-59 victory over Nebraska Monday night at Value City Arena. With the win, the Buckeyes moved to 18-4 on the year and 9-0 in Big Ten play.
What They’re Saying – Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach
On the game against the Huskers
“This might not have been always enjoyable to watch, but this was a heck of a game to coach in, and a heck of a game to play in. Highly competitive, two good teams going at it. We came into this game knowing it was going to be a challenge. I expected this to be a game that would go down to the last two minutes. It was a really gutsy effort.”
– Ohio State improved to 15-4 all-time against Nebraska, including 8-1 in Columbus.
– Ranked Ohio State teams are 8-1 against the Huskers.
– The Buckeyes tied a season low with six turnovers.
– Chris Holtmann is now 9-0 in the Big Ten. Holtmann’s start is the best record to start of a Big Ten career since Sam Barry went 11-0 in 1923 at Iowa.
– Ohio State held a 38-20 lead in points in the paint and a 13-3 advantage in points off turnovers against Nebraska.
– The Buckeyes improved to 16-2 on the year when leading at the half.
– James Palmer Jr. led the Huskers with a Value City Arena opponent record 34 points on 11-for-18 from the field. However, Ohio State limited the rest of the Huskers to 10-for-36 shooting.
– Keita Bates-Diop scored a team-high 20 points, marking his Big Ten-best 17th-consecutive game in double figures. Bates-Diop has eclipsed 20 points in eight of those contests.
– After scoring 17 points against the Huskers, Jae’Sean Tate passed Brent Darby for 26th on the Ohio State career scoring list.
– C.J. Jackson extended his streak of games with at least one made 3-pointer to 18.