January 23, 2018

Looking Back at Buckeyes/Huskers


Jan. 23, 2018

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State won its eight-consecutive game, a 64-59 victory over Nebraska Monday night at Value City Arena. With the win, the Buckeyes moved to 18-4 on the year and 9-0 in Big Ten play.

What They’re Saying – Chris Holtmann, Ohio State head coach

On the game against the Huskers
“This might not have been always enjoyable to watch, but this was a heck of a game to coach in, and a heck of a game to play in. Highly competitive, two good teams going at it. We came into this game knowing it was going to be a challenge. I expected this to be a game that would go down to the last two minutes. It was a really gutsy effort.”

Fast Facts:
– Ohio State improved to 15-4 all-time against Nebraska, including 8-1 in Columbus.
– Ranked Ohio State teams are 8-1 against the Huskers.
– The Buckeyes tied a season low with six turnovers.
– Chris Holtmann is now 9-0 in the Big Ten. Holtmann’s start is the best record to start of a Big Ten career since Sam Barry went 11-0 in 1923 at Iowa.
– Ohio State held a 38-20 lead in points in the paint and a 13-3 advantage in points off turnovers against Nebraska.
– The Buckeyes improved to 16-2 on the year when leading at the half.
– James Palmer Jr. led the Huskers with a Value City Arena opponent record 34 points on 11-for-18 from the field. However, Ohio State limited the rest of the Huskers to 10-for-36 shooting.
Keita Bates-Diop scored a team-high 20 points, marking his Big Ten-best 17th-consecutive game in double figures. Bates-Diop has eclipsed 20 points in eight of those contests.
– After scoring 17 points against the Huskers, Jae’Sean Tate passed Brent Darby for 26th on the Ohio State career scoring list.
C.J. Jackson extended his streak of games with at least one made 3-pointer to 18.