Nov. 16, 2013

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No. 10 Ohio State (3-0) 52, No. 17 Marquette (2-1) 35
Nov. 16, 2013
Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
Attendance: 18,756


  • Ohio State leads the all-time series with the Golden Eagles 6-4. The last meeting took place Nov. 30, 1994 in Columbus, an 82-70 win for Marquette.
  • Ohio State is 2-0 vs. Marquette when both teams are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25. The teams have met just once previously when both teams were ranked, a 60-59 Ohio State win at the 1970 NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional in Athens, Ga.
  • Ohio State handed Marquette its first home loss since Dec. 29, 2011, snapping a 27 game home win streak.
  • The Buckeyes are 63-29 vs. the current alignment of the Big East Conference.
  • The 38 combined first half-points between the Buckeyes and Golden Eagles ranks as the lowest among Division I teams this season.
  • Ohio State rebounded from an 8-0 Marquette run to finish the first half locked at 19 points apiece.  The last time the Buckeye were held to under 20 points in a half was Feb. 18, 2012 at Michigan.
  • Buckeyes went on a 16-7 run to start the second half, leading to Ohio State’s first double-digit lead of the game (37-26).


  • Three players scored in double figures for Ohio State: Shannon Scott (13 points), Sam Thompson (13) and Aaron Craft (10).
  • The last time Ohio State defeated a ranked non-conference opponent on the road was three years ago today (11/16/10), a 93-75 win over No. 9 Florida. The Buckeyes were No. 4 in that game in Gainesville.
  • The 35 points scored by No. 17 Marquette is the lowest point total for a ranked opponent vs. Ohio State all-time. The last ranked opponent held under 40 points was No. 5 Minnesota in an Ohio State 48-39 win Feb. 5, 1949 in the first year of the Associated Press poll. That Minnesota game was the first ranked opponent Ohio State ever faced.
  • Ohio State is 154-238 against nationally ranked opponents.
  • As a ranked team, No. 10 Ohio State is 458-124 all-time. The Buckeyes are 324-73 when ranked in the AP Top 10.
  • Ohio State’s defense held Marquette to fewer than 50 points overall (35). The last team to score 50 or fewer vs. the Buckeyes was Wisconsin, which put up 43 points on March 17, 2013.
  • The Buckeyes limited Marquette’s field goal percentage to 18.9 percent rom the field (10-53).
  • Ohio State led Marquette 16-0 in fast break points.
  • The Buckeyes held a 26-16 advantage in points scored from the paint.

Thad Matta

  • Matta is 253-73 during his career at Ohio State and 355-104 overall as a head coach.
  • Against ranked opponents, Matta owns a 46-51 record as Ohio State head coach.
  • With the Buckeyes, Matta is 46-6 in the month of November.

Aaron Craft

  • With 10 points against the Golden Eagles, Craft reached 1,005 as a Buckeye. He is the first Ohio State player in history to record 500 assists, 200 steals and 1,000 career points.
  • Craft became the 50th player in Ohio State history to reach 1,000 career points.
  • Needs six steals to pass Purdue’s Brain Cardinal (259) for sixth all-time in the Big Ten.
  • Had 10assists against Marquette. He ranks second on the all-time list at Ohio State with 550. He needs 30 assists to pass Jamar Butler (579) for first.
  • Earned his second career double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.

Sam Thompson

  • Co-leader in scoring for the game (13 points).
  • Dished three assists vs. Marquette, tying a career high.

Shannon Scott

  • Co-leader in scoring for the game (13 points).