∙ Ohio State is on a 10-game win streak after five-consecutive victories to end the 2007-08 season and victories in the first five games this year. Ohio State won the 2008 National Invitation Tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.
∙ Sophomore guard Evan Turner earned his second double-double of the season and fourth of his career with a career-high 28 points and 10 rebounds … Turner also had five assists.
∙ Turner’s 11 field goals and 16 FG attempts also were career highs. He played all 40 minutes, also a career high for court time in a single game.
∙ In the last two games, Turner has averaged 23.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists. He has connected on 57 percent of his shots (.567) and 86 percent of his foul shots (12-14).
∙ Ohio State is 529-250 all-time when a Buckeye records a double-double, which includes two games this year, both by Turner.
∙ Freshman center B.J. Mullens scored a career-high 11 points and had seven boards.
∙ Junior center Dallas Lauderdale finished the day with six blocks, including four in eight minutes of action in the first half.
∙ Ohio State is 125-208 all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top 25. The Buckeyes have won four of their last five meetings against ranked teams. Against teams ranked in the AP Top 10, Ohio State is 53-108 and against the No. 7 ranked team the Buckeyes are now 4-14.
∙ The last time that Ohio State beat an opponent ranked in the Top 10 was Mar. 31, 2007, with a 67-60 win over Georgetown in the NCAA Final Four … That game also marks the last time that the Buckeyes beat Top 25-ranked teams in back-to-back games away from Columbus (92-76 win over No. 5 Memphis, Mar. 24).
∙ The last time an unranked Ohio State team defeated a Top 10 team was the 65-64 victory over No. 1 Illinois at Value City Arena March 6, 2005, Matta’s first year in Columbus. The winning 3-pointer was made by Matt Sylvester, who was in attendance Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
∙ An unranked Ohio State team has never posted back to back wins vs. ranked opponents. Ohio State defeated No. 21 Miami and No. 7 Notre Dame last week.
∙ The game featured five ties and three lead changes, with Ohio State taking the lead for the final time at the 1:34 mark in the first half … The Buckeyes led by as much as 10 with 6:47 remaining in the game.
∙ Ohio State helped secure the win with an 11 of 12 shooting effort from the foul line in the second half.
∙ Thad Matta improved his career record to 212-66 in his ninth season as a head coach … He is 110-35 in his fifth year at Ohio State … Matta has started the season 5-0 in three seasons at Ohio State (2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09)
∙ The Buckeyes are 11-5 when playing on Dec. 6.
∙ Ohio State is 4-0 this season when leading at the half (30-28 vs. ND) and 90-11 under Thad Matta during his five-year tenure in Columbus.
∙ With the lead the entire second half, Ohio State has held the advantage at the 5-minute mark of the game in each game this season, all wins. Matta’s Buckeyes are 99-4 when leading with 5 minutes to play in games.
∙ Next up for the Buckeyes is a home game vs. Butler Dec. 13 at Value City Arena. Both head coach Thad Matta and assistant Brandon Miller are Butler graduates. The game tips off at noon ET and will be televised by the Big Ten Network. For tickets visit OhioStateBuckeyes.com or call 1-800 GO BUCKS.