No. 4/4 Purdue 60 (22-3, 10-3), No. 9/12 Ohio State 57 (20-7, 10-4)
Feb. 17, 2010
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena
Attendance: 19,049



  • The game Wednesday was a sell-out, the 61st in the history of Value City Arena. The Buckeyes are 48-13 in those games.
  • Ohio State is 38-9 vs. the Big Ten when Value City Arena is sold out. The Buckeyes are 14-5 vs. ranked Big Ten opponents in a sold-out VCA.
  • The game Wednesday was the first Top 10 match-up at Value City Arena since Feb, 25, 2007. On that day, No. 1 Ohio State defeated No. 2 Wisconsin, 49-48.
  • Purdue leads the all-time series with Ohio State 82-75. The loss snapped a six game Ohio State home win streak against the Boilermakers. The Buckeyes are now 50-28 in games played in Columbus, 6-1 in Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State is now 14-19 against ranked Purdue teams, 5-2 when both teams are ranked.
  • The Buckeyes are 133-220 all-time vs. opponents ranked among the AP Top 25, including a 55-112 record vs. Top 10 foes.
  • When a ranked Ohio State team takes on a ranked opponent, the Buckeyes are 53-45 all-time. OSU is 231-54 all-time when ranked in the Top 10.
  • The loss is Ohio State’s first at home this season, dropping their home record to 15-1.
  • Ohio State is 2-4 when trailing at the half this season (36-23). Wednesday’s game was the first time the Buckeyes trailed at the half at home this season. Ohio State never led.
  • The Scarlet and Gray used a 15-5 run over a 5:06 stretch of the second half (14:50-9:44) to cut lead to two at 48-46 – it was the closest the Buckeyes would get the rest of the game.
  • The 2009 Big Ten champion men’s soccer team (12-5-4 overall, 4-2 Big Ten) was honored at halftime.

Thad Matta

  • Thad Matta’s record is now 249-84 in his 10th season all-time as a head coach. He is 147-53 in his sixth year at Ohio State.
  • Matta’s .735 winning percentage over 200 games is tied with Fred Taylor for the best in OSU history.
  • Matta is 64-33 (.660) in Big Ten games, also the highest percentage all-time at Ohio State.
  • Under Matta, Ohio State is now 25-33 against ranked opponents, 12-8 in Columbus and 4-5 this season.
  • The 2009-10 season marks the 10th-consecutive year head coach Thad Matta has earned at least 20 wins as a head coach. Only Mark Few, among active coaches, has more consecutive 20-win seasons to start a career (11, including this season). Matta set the Ohio State record for consecutive 20-win campaigns last year with a 22-11 record, the fifth-consecutive Ohio State season with 20+ victories. The previous record was four held by the 1960-63 teams under legendary head coach Fred Taylor.

Evan Turner

  • Turner led all scorers with 29 points. He now has 1,294 for his career.
  • Turner’s 3-pointer at 14:14 of the second half earned him the No. 24 position on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list, passing Clark Kellogg. He needs 19 points to pass Jamar Butler for No. 23 all-time (1,313).
  • Turner finished with seven rebounds and now has 592 for his career. He needs only one rebound to catch Michael Redd and Larry Huston on the career rebounds list (tied with 593).
  • Turner averaged 30.5 points against the Boilermakers this season.

Jon Diebler

  • Diebler has made 223 career 3-pointers to rank No. 2 all-time at Ohio State behind Jamar Butler’s 242 career makes.
  • Diebler has hit at least one 3 in 36 of last 37 games (minus Iowa, 1/27/10).