Evan Turner averaged 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a split with No. 4 Purdue and at No. 11 Michigan State last week. The junior guard connected on 17-of-38 (.447) shots from the field and went 14-of-20 (.700) from the foul line while adding three steals in 80 minutes of action. The weekend slate marked Turner’s seventh and eighth contests against ranked opponents this season. The Buckeyes are 5-3 in those games with Turner averaging 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. Turner began the week by posting 29 points and seven rebounds against Purdue before following that performance with 20 points and 10 boards in a road win against the Spartans. The Chicago native now has 1,314 points and 602 rebounds in his career, ranked No. 23 and No. 17 on Ohio State’s all-time scoring and rebounding lists, respectively. Sunday also marked Turner’s 22nd career game with 20 or more points as well as his 23rd career double-double. Overall, Turner leads the conference in scoring (19.5 ppg.) and rebounding (9.3 rpg.) while also rating second in assists (5.77 apg.).
Noting Evan Turner
- Against ranked opponents, Turner averages 23.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, shoots 51 pct. from the field (69-135) has 36 assists and 11 steals.
- One of 34 NCAA Division I players to record multiple triple-doubles in a single season.-ESPN
- Became Ohio State’s 44th 1,000-point scorer with 16 points vs. St. Francis (Pa.) Nov. 28.
- Started season with five-consecutive double-doubles, has 23 for his career, 12 in 2009-10. He is tied for the No. 13 spot at Ohio State for career D-Ds with Craig Taylor (1973-76).
- Two career games with 10 or more assists.
- 65 games with 10 or more points and 22 games with 20 or more points … two 30+ games.
- 24 career games with 10 or more rebounds.
- Career 51 pct. shooter from the field (468-923).
- Is just the 21st Ohio State player to record 1,000 career points (1,314) and 500 career rebounds (602). Only 17 previous players have recorded 600+ career rebounds.
- One of two Ohio State players all-time to record 1,000+ points, 500+ rebounds and rank among the Top 10 in career steals (146) and assists (356). Jim Jackson, the 1992 National Player of the Year, is the other.
- First Buckeye with five-consecutive double-doubles since Terence Dials in 2005-06…last Buckeye with six-consecutive D-Ds was Brad Sellers (streak of 9 D-Ds.) in 1985-86 from Dec. 5-Jan. 9.
- First Buckeye with five-consecutive double-doubles to open a season since Clark Kellogg in 1980-81.
- Named Big Ten Player of the Week nine times over career, including first three weeks this season and a league record six total on the 2009-10 season. Surpassed Ohio State’s Jim Jackson and Purdue’s Glenn Robinson for career POW honors. Each had seven career Big Ten POW awards.
- First Big Ten Player to earn 3-consecutive player of the week honors since Purdue’s Carl Landry in 2009 and only second league player all-time with back-to-back-to-back honors.