December 28, 2017

Buckeyes Close Out Nonconference Schedule vs. RedHawks


Dec. 28, 2017

Ohio State Buckeyes (10-4, 2-0) vs. Miami RedHawks (7-5)

Date: Dec. 30, 2017
Site: Value City Arena (19,049)
Game Time: 12:01 p.m. ET
Television: ESPNU
Talent: Jordan Bernfield (Play-By-Play)
Mark Adams (Expert Analysis)
None (Sideline)
Radio: OSU-IMG Sports Network (63 stations)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 135/XM 195
Local Radio: WBNS-AM-1460
Radio Talent: Herb Howenstine (Play-By-Play)
Ron Stokes (Expert Analysis)

Starting Five, Plus One
• The family of junior Keita Bates-Diop is working to give back after Kai, Keita’s younger brother, suffered cardiac arrest and was revived by athletic trainers last year at a high school practice. The family is working to raise funds for organizations to purchase automated external defibrillators (AED), a device used by University High School (Bloomington, Ill.) athletic trainers Maddie Biehl and Emily Martz, to revive Kai last February. Read more at
• Chris Holtmann is 5-5 against teams from Ohio during his career. Ohio State is 233-76 all-time vs. teams from the state of Ohio.
• Ohio State played both teams that competed for the 2017 NCAA title this year. The Buckeyes fell to No. 17 Gonzaga (86-59) in Portland, Oregon, in the PK80 Invitational Nov. 23. The Bulldogs fell to North Carolina in the 2017 National Championship game. The Buckeyes faced the Tar Heels Dec. 23 in New Orleans in the 2017 CBSSports Classic. No. 5 North Carolina won that game 86-72.
The last time Ohio State played both teams that participated in the national title game from the previous season was in 1993-94 when the Buckeyes traveled to No. 2 North Carolina and fell to the Tar Heels 81-68 Dec. 18, 1993 and faced Michigan twice, home and away. Ohio State fell in overtime at No. 10 Michigan 86-75 Jan. 13, 1994 and at home to No. 11 Michigan 72-70 Feb. 13, 1994. North Carolina defeated Michigan for the 1993 National Championship.
The last time Ohio State played a pair of Final Four participants from the previous season was in 2015-16 when Ohio State played Kentucky, Wisconsin and Michigan State, all three were Final Four participants in 2015. Ohio State defeated No. 4 Kentucky 74-67 in the CBSSports Classic (12/19/15). The Buckeyes were 0-3 vs. No. 2 Michigan State and 0-1 vs. Wisconsin, the national runner-up in 2015, during the 2016 Big Ten season.
• Both Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop, along with fifth-year transfer Andrew Dakich, are college graduates. Tate (sport industry) and Bates-Diop (economics) earned Ohio State degrees after three and a half years when they went through graduation ceremonies Dec. 17 in Columbus. Dakich (history) is a graduate of Michigan playing his final year of eligibility at Ohio State as a graduate transfer. Both Dakich and Tate are working on graduate degrees in coaching. Bates-Diop is now working on a minor in psychology.
• Bates-Diop reached 400 rebounds (446) for his career with seven vs. Clemson…he’s averaging 8.6 boards a game this season with 121 caroms in 14 games…Jae’Sean Tate reached 1,200 career points with 16 at Wisconsin this year (1,271)…he’s averaging 12.6 points a game this season and 11.7 ppg. for his career…he passed Ohio State great Ron Stokes on the career scoring list with 19 points against Appalachian State…Tate ranks No. 33 all-time in career scoring behind Jared Sullinger (1,282).
31. Clark Kellogg 1,285
32. Jared Sullinger 1,282
33. Jae’Sean Tate 1,271
34. Ronnie Stokes 1,240
C.J. Jackson has 10 games this season with 10 or more points, including nine in the last 11 games …he has 27 assists and 11 turnovers in the last six games …Ohio State played in its 300th game this decade (2010-18) vs. The Citadel and is 220-81 after the loss to UNC. The Buckeyes have put together the winningest decade on Ohio State history.
• Tate is one of just five players in the NCAA this season to make every field goal attempt in a game in which they took double-digit shots after connecting on all 10 field goal attempts vs. Northeastern…Tate is second nationally in field goal percentage (.583) among players 6-4 or shorter.

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