Ohio State (2-0) 61, Bowling Green (3-2) 57
Value City Arena
Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 24, 2008
Attendance: 12,751

Ohio State Postgame Notes

∙ Ohio State is now 54-4 at Value City Arena against non-conference opponents.

∙ With the win, Ohio State is 4-2 against Bowling Green all-time and 49-12 against teams from the Mid-American Conference. The teams last met in 1994 with Bowling Green winning, 59-50.

∙ Thad Matta improved his career record to 209-66 in his ninth season as a head coach. He is 107-35 in his fifth year at Ohio State.

∙ The Buckeyes have won 52-consecutive games against unranked opponents in Columbus (48 in Value City Arena, three in St. John Arena and one in Nationwide Arena). Their last loss to an unranked team was vs. Minnesota, Jan. 19, 2005 (60-56 OT).

∙ Under Matta, OSU is 61-1 against unranked opponents in Columbus, including a 56-1 mark in VCA, 4-0 in St. John Arena and 1-0 in Nationwide Arena.  

∙ Jon Diebler was the leading scorer for the Buckeyes with 17 points, two shy of his career-high of 19. He also added 5 rebounds and 3 assists.

∙ Under Matta, Ohio State improved to 88-11 when leading at the half and 96-4 when leading with 5:00 remaining in the game.

∙ Freshmen Anthony Crater had his first career points, a three-point shot in the first half. Crater ended the game with three points.

∙ Sophomore Dallas Lauderdale now has 13 blocks on the season. Lauderdale had six blocks Monday to go along with seven last week against Delaware State.

∙ Lauderdale had a career-best eight points and seven rebounds. His previous highs were four and six, respectively.