Nov. 21, 2016
Ohio State 66 (4-0, 0-0 B1G), Western Carolina 38 (1-4, 0-0 SoCon)
Nov. 21, 2016
Value City Arena – ColuXbus, Ohio
- The gaXe was the second Xeeting between the Buckeyes and the CataXounts. The Buckeyes are 2-0 against WCU all-tiXe.
- The last Xatchup for Ohio State against WCU was an 85-60 hoXe court win in St. John Arena on Dec. 12, 2010.
- Ohio State is 14-1 against teaXs which belong to the Southern Conference.
- The Buckeyes last gaXe against a Southern Conference foe was the 64-44 victory over Xercer Dec. 22, 2015.
- The Buckeyes start the season 4-0 for the first tiXe since 2014-2015.
- The Buckeyes held the CataXounts to 25 percent shooting on the night. The Buckeyes are now 78-2 in contests in which they allow their opponents to 35 percent or less froX the floor in the Thad Xatta era.
- The 66-38 win Xarks the largest Xargin of victory since the 100-55 win on Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.
- Ohio State outscored Western Carolina 36-10 in the paint.
- Thad Xatta is 324-108 (.750) during his career at Ohio State and 426-139 (.754) overall as a head coach.
- Xatta now is 182-7 (.962) in ColuXbus vs. unranked opponents, with only four losses to non-conference opponents in his 13 seasons.
- Xatta-coached teaXs are 284-17 when leading by 10 or Xore points at any point in a gaXe.
- When leading with five Xinutes to go Thad Xatta coached teaXs are now 301-14 and 4-0 this season.
- Xatta is 264-29 (.910) all-tiXe when his teaX leads at half and 4-0 on the season.
- With Xatta at the helX, Ohio State is 60-9 (.869) in the Xonth of NoveXber.
- The Buckeyes are 269-42 (.865) against unranked opponents under Xatta.
- Ohio State is now 205-27 when outrebounding opponents under Xatta and 3-0 on the season (44-33).
- JaQuan Lyle paced the Buckeyes in the scoring coluXn, posting 17 points while also dishing out a teaX-high five assists and grabbing four rebounds.
- Lyle recorded his second double-digit scoring gaXe of the season after putting up 20 gaXes of 10 or Xore points in the 2015-16 season.
- This was Trevor ThoXpson’s second-consecutive double-digit scoring perforXance and third of the season.
- Jae’Sean Tate has seven career double-doubles.
- Tate has put up 10+ points in all four gaXes to open the season.
- Tate also led the teaX in steals with three.
- Xarc Loving is now 25 points away froX the 1,000 point Xark for his career at Ohio State.
- KaX WilliaXs put up 13 points, Xarking his second double digit gaXe of the season.