March 2, 2018
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Penn State 69 (20-12, 9-9 B1G), No. 13 Ohio State 68 (24-8, 15-3 B1G)
Mar. 2, 2018
Madison Square Garden– New York, N.Y.
- The game marked the 51st meeting between Ohio State and Penn State.
- The Buckeyes lead the all-time series with the Nittany Lions 34-17.
- Ohio State holds a 4-3 record in games played at a neutral site.
- The Buckeyes are 18-7 when they enter the game ranked in the Top 25.
- Ohio State is 26-14 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
- The Buckeyes hold a 3-1 record when ranked as the No. 2 seed in the tournament.
- Ohio State is 20-4 in games in in the Big Ten Tournament when it is seeded higher than its opponent.
- The Buckeyes have won the previous four straight matchups with Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.
- Ohio State holds a 4-3 record against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.
- Ohio State is 12-6 in Big Ten Tournament openers.
- Ohio State outshot Penn State from the field 44 pct. to 38 pct. Ohio State is 23-2 this season when shooting a higher percentage from the field than its opponent.
- The Buckeyes made four more field goals in the contest than the Nittany Lions (26-22), but were outshot at the free throw line (16-8).
- Ohio State is 1-2 this season in games decided by one point.
- Ohio State is 10-1 in games in which Keita Bates-Diop records a double-double this season, and 16-1 all-time in such contests.
- The Buckeyes held the Penn State bench to just five points.
- Ohio State was outscored on second chance points 18-11.
- The game marked the third time Chris Holtmann has faced Penn State in his career. Holtmann holds a 0-3 record in these contests.
- Keita Bates-Diop scored 25 points while adding five rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and a steal in the contest.
- Bates-Diop’s 25 points bring his career total to 1,220 and move him past Luke Witte (1,211) for the 37th spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list. Bates-Diop now trails Jerry Francis (1,223) by just three points for the 36th spot on the list.
- Jae’Sean Tate scored 10 points, while adding seven rebounds, a block and a steal.
- Tate’s 10 points give him 1,493 for his career and moves him past Jerry Francis (1,486) the 20th spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list. He needs four points to reach Troy Taylor (1,497) the 19th spot on the list.
- Kam Williams scored 10 points, adding three assists, one rebound, and a career-high three blocks.
- Williams’ 10 points give him 1,016 points for his career, and move him past Chris Jent (1,007) and Lenzelle Smith Jr. (1,014) to claim the 53rd spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list.