Jan. 12, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State earned its fourth-consecutive win, 91-69, over Maryland to improve to 14-4 on the season and 5-0 in Big Ten play Thursday night at Value City Arena.
What They’re Saying – Mark Turgeon, Maryland head coach
On trying to catch Ohio State confident coming off the Michigan State win
“We had a nine-point lead early but they are so talented and very confident right now that they erased that. That nine-point lead went away. We went from up nine to down eight in about three minutes. We knew we weren’t getting the same shot that Michigan State got at the start of the game. But with that being said, Ohio State was really good tonight, again.”
– The Buckeyes made a season-high 17 3-pointers in the game. The 17 3-pointers marked the second-most in Ohio State history and the most against a Big Ten opponent.
– Ohio State’s +16.6 scoring margin through five conference games is the fourth-best nationally, trailing only Gonzaga, Montana and Saint Mary’s.
– Ohio State eclipsed 90 points offensively for the fifth time this season.
– The Buckeyes are 9-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
– Ohio State is 12-2 on the year when leading at the half.
– Eight different players connected on a 3-pointer for the Buckeyes against Maryland.
– Head coach Chris Holtmann is the first Ohio State coach to start conference play 5-0 in his first season.
– Keita Bates-Diop is averaging 28.3 points per contest over the last three games.
– Andrew Dakich scored a career-high 11 points against the Terrapins.
– Jae’Sean Tate blocked a career-high four shots while tying his career-best six assists against Maryland.