No. 9/9 Ohio State 66 (23-7, 13-4), Michigan 55 (13-15, 6-10)
February 27, 2010
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena
Attendance: 18,862



  • Ohio State leads the all-time series with Michigan 86-71 and has won 10 of the past 12. The Buckeyes are 50-26 in Columbus and have won the past six. Michigan won the season’s first meeting in Ann Arbor, 73-64, on Jan. 3. Evan Turner sat out the game with a back injury.
  • Under Jim Tressel (8-1), Jim Foster (11-0) and Thad Matta (10-2), Ohio State has a combined record of 29-3 vs. Michigan.
  • The Buckeyes are 14-2 in games when ranked ninth in the Associated Press Top 25.
  • Ohio State is 3-4 this season when trailing at the half.
  • Ohio State is 21-0 this season when leading with 5 minutes left in regulation and 14-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
  • Ohio State’s starting lineup of Evan Turner, David Lighty, Jon Diebler, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale is 18-3 this season.
  • When ranked in the AP Top 25, Ohio State is 28-5 against Michigan. They have won seven of the past eight.
  • Ohio State has never lost at home to Michigan when ranked. The Buckeyes are 12-0 in such games.
  • Michigan is 1-7 all-time in Value City Arena.
  • After scoring a season-high 28 points in Michigan’s Jan. 3 win over Ohio State, the Buckeyes held DeShawn Sims to 11 points.
  • The Buckeyes have won 77 of their last 78 games against unranked opponents in Columbus (73 in Value City Arena, 3 in St. John Arena and 1 in Nationwide Arena). Their last loss to an unranked team was vs. West Virginia, Dec. 27, 2008 (76-48).
  • Ohio State held Michigan scoreless until the 15:45 mark of the first half, building a 9-0 lead.
  • Ohio State shot 63.6 percent (14-of-22) from the field in the first half and 60 percent (3-of-5) from behind the arc.
  • The Buckeyes are 16-1 in Value City Arena this season.
  • The team is shooting 52.7 percent from the field (479-of-908) and 40.1 percent from behind the arc (136-of-339) at Value City Arena this season.

Thad Matta

  • Thad Matta’s record is now 252-84 in his 10th season all-time as a head coach. He is 150-53 in his sixth year at Ohio State.
  • Matta’s .738 winning percentage is tops in OSU history (Fred Taylor, .653).
  • Matta is 68-33 (.673) in Big Ten games, also the highest percentage all-time at Ohio State.
  • Under Matta, Ohio State is 123-20 overall against unranked opponents, 18-2 this season.
  • At home against unranked opponents under Matta, Ohio State is 86-2 overall and 14-0 for the 2009-10 campaign.

Evan Turner

  • Tuner has now played over 3,000 minutes in an Ohio State uniform.
  • Turner was 5-of-5 from the field and scored 11 points in the first half.
  • He finished 8-of-11 for the game, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season, 24th of his career.
  • Turner had a career-high four blocked shots. He also recorded 7 assists.
  • With 11 rebounds, Turner passed Jim Smith for 16th all-time on the OSU career rebounds list (620).

William Buford

  • Buford made his 300th career field goal in the second half.
  • Buford led all scorers with 24 points. He also had nine rebounds and four assists.
  • Buford made nine field goals in the game.

Jon Diebler

  • Diebler has made 230 career 3-pointers to rank No. 2 all-time at Ohio State behind Jamar Butler’s 242 career makes.
  • The game against Michigan was Jon Diebler’s 100th as a Buckeye.
  • Diebler has hit at least one 3 in 36 of last 37 games (minus Iowa, 1/27/10).

Dallas Lauderdale

  • Lauderdale leads the Big Ten in field goal percentage, making 76.9 percent (90-of-117).
  • In homes games, Lauderdale is shooting 81.6 percent (49-of-60).
  • With a thunderous alley-oop dunk assisted by Evan Turner, Dallas Lauderdale scored his 400 career point as a Buckeye.
  • Lauderdale tied a career-high with 14 points.

Winter Olympics

  • All five Ohio State athletes in the Winter Olympics will earn a medal.
  • In women’s hockey, Tessa Bonhomme won a gold medal competing for Canada, Lisa Chesson, a team USA member, won silver and Emma Laaksonen and Minttu Tuominen won bronze medals for Finland.
  • Ryan Kesler and his American teammates faceoff against Canada tomorrow in the men’s hockey gold medal game.
  • The equipment manager for the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team was Jim Jeans, equipment manager for the Ohio State women’s hockey team.