∙ Sophomore Jon Diebler scored a career-high 20 points while making a career-best six 3-pointers. The last Buckeyes to reach 20 points in a game were Kosta Koufos (22) and Evan Turner (20) in the title game of the NIT last season, a 92-85 victory for the Buckeyes in New York.
∙ Evan Turner scored 19 points, all in the second half, for the Buckeyes. He played just eight minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. He played all 20 minutes in the second half.
∙ Freshman B.J. Mullens grabbed a career-high nine rebounds.
∙ Ohio State is 124-208 all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top 25. The last time Ohio State knocked off a ranked foe on the road was against No. 18 Michigan State Feb. 22, 2006, (79-68) in East Lansing.
∙ Ohio State is 3-3 all-time against teams ranked No. 21 in the AP poll.
∙ Ohio State used a 15-2 run to start the second half to close to within a point of the Hurricanes (38-37) with 15:07 to play. Ohio State trailed 36-22 at the break.
∙ The Buckeyes tied the game at 54-all with 7:28 to play on a basket by Turner. A Jeremie Simmons 3-pointer with 6:53 to play gave Ohio State the lead for good.
∙ Diebler is 13-28 from 3-point range (.464) on the season after shooting 48-166 (.289) as a freshman. He played all 40 minutes vs. the Hurricanes, a career high.
∙ David Lighty also played 40 minutes in the win. He scored 11 points to reach 500 for his career (507). Lighty averages 6.3 points over 80 career games.
∙ Ohio State shot 27.6 percent in the first half (8-29). The squad nearly doubled its shooting percentage over the final 20 minutes shooting 54.8 percent (17-31).
∙ The Buckeyes forced 10 second-half Hurricane turnovers while committing just one miscue. Ohio State took advantage by outscoring Miami 14-0 in the points off turnovers category in the second half.
∙ Ohio State is now 53-54 in road openers.
∙ Ohio State is 2-5 all time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Miami is 0-3.
∙ With the win, Ohio State is 2-0 against Miami, Fla., all-time and 34-25 against teams from the ACC.
∙ Thad Matta improved his career record to 211-66 in his ninth season as a head coach. He is 109-35 in his fifth year at Ohio State.
∙ Matta has started the season 4-0 in four of his five season at Ohio State.