NOTING THE MICHIGAN GAME
Ohio State wore its home white uniforms in the win. Michigan wore navy-colored replica uniforms in celebration of its 1989 national title team.
The Buckeyes are 3-2 overall vs. ranked teams this season in the Associated Press poll. All three victories have been away from Columbus–at No. 21 Miami Dec. 2; vs. No. 7 Notre Dame Dec. 6 in Indianapolis and at No. 25 Michigan.
Evan Turner led Ohio State with 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists. He has reached double digits 15 times this season. Ohio State is 24-6 when scoring 10 or more points.
B.J. Mullens has connected on 14 of his last 17 shots from the field (.824) over last two games vs. Indiana (7-8) and Michigan (7-9).
William Buford scored at 18:49 of the first half to record the 10,000th point for Ohio State in the series vs. Michigan. Buford finished with 15 points.
Ohio State improved to 84-70 all-time in the series vs. Michigan. The Buckeyes are 35-43 in Ann Arbor, including wins in three of the last four trips to Crisler Arena.
In the last four games at Michigan when the Wolverines were ranked among the Top 15 nationally, Ohio State has won three.
Thad Matta is 8-1 overall vs. the Wolverines. Ohio State is 24-2 vs. the Wolverines under Matta (8-1), Jim Tressel (7-1/football) and Jim Foster (9-0/women’s basketball).
The Buckeyes are 12-22 all-time vs. ranked Michigan teams, 126-210 vs. Top 25 opponents and 1-2 vs. the No. 25-ranked team all-time.
Ohio State improved to 12-0 when leading at the half this season.
Matta’s career record is 220-69 in his ninth season as a head coach. He is 117-38 in his fifth year at Ohio State.
Matta is 48-23 (.676) vs. Big Ten competition over his five seasons in Columbus.
Ohio State has shot 50 percent or better as a team from the field seven times this season and in each of the last three games. Matta’s teams are 7-0 this season scoring on half its shots or better and 53-3 at Ohio State.
The Ohio State bench scored 17 points with Michigan reserves adding 15. Ohio State is 10-0 when its non-starters outscore opponent bench players.