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Ohio State 60, (13-5, 3-3), No. 13 Wisconsin 51 (14-4, 4-2)
Jan. 16, 2010
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 18,402
POSTGAME NOTES

TEAM

  • Ohio State is 81-64 all-time vs. Wisconsin. The Buckeyes own a 51-21 advantage in games played in Columbus. The win today was the first at home against Wisconsin since Feb. 25 2007, a 49-48 win that clinched an outright Big Ten title for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State’s starting lineup of Evan Turner, David Lighty, Jon Diebler, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale is 8-1 this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 11-0 in Value City Arena this season.
  • The Buckeyes are now 7-9 all-time vs. Top 25 ranked Wisconsin teams, 6-4 at home.
  • Ohio State is now 131-215 (.378) all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top 25.
  • OSU is 12-2 this season when leading at the half, 117-17 under Matta. The Buckeyes are 12-0 when leading with five minutes left in the game, 126-5 under Matta.
  • The team is shooting 53.4 percent from the field (324-of-607) and 43.5 percent from behind the arc (103-of-237) at Value City Arena this season.
  • Ohio State outscored Wisconsin 25-12 in the first half with Evan Turner on the bench from the 14:16 mark on.
  • The Buckeyes went on a 15-4 run between the 16:53 and 7:56 marks of the second half.

THAD MATTA

  • Matta’s career record is now 242-82 in his 10th season all-time as a head coach. He is 140-51 in his sixth year at Ohio State and 7-8 vs. Wisconsin. 
  • Under Matta, Ohio State is 25-31 against ranked opponents, 4-3 this season.

EVAN TURNER

  • Turner’s basket at 14:23 of the second half gave him 1,100 pts. for his career.
  • He passed Mel Norwell for 36th on the all-time scoring list at Ohio State with his bucket at 11:41 of the second half. He now has 1,107 points for his career.
  • Turner needs seven assists to become the second Buckeye in school history to record 1,000 pts. 500 rebounds and 300 assists – Jimmy Jackson is the only other Buckeye hold the honor. Turner has 1,107 points, 511 rebounds and 293 assists.

DALLAS LAUDERDALE

  • Lauderdale passed 300 career points with his put back at 15:42 of the second half.
  • Lauderdale connected on 2-of-2 field-goal attempts. For the season, he is shooting 46-of-62 from the field (74.2 percent), tops in the Big Ten.
  • He is 30-of-35 (85.7 percent) at Value City Arena.

JON DIEBLER

  • Diebler has made at least one 3-pointer in his past 28 games, dating to last season. The last time Diebler went scoreless from behind the arc was Feb. 14, 2009, in an 0-of-3 effort against Wisconsin.
  • Diebler went 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. He has missed only eight this season going 42-of-50 from the stripe (84 percent). 
  •  Diebler has 200 3’s for his career with his triple at 5:41 of the first half. He is second all-time at Ohio State behind Jamar Butler (242).

DAVID LIGHTY

      •  Lighty scored a team-high 18 pts., the 13th time he has been in double figures this season.