Dec. 6, 2014

No. 14 Ohio State 70 (6-1), Colgate 50 (1-7)

December 6, 2014

Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 14,054

•    The game vs. Colgate marks the third all-time in the series, with Ohio State now leading the series 2-1.
•    The Buckeyes are 20-3 all-time vs. Patriot League members.
•    Three players scored in double figures for the Buckeyes: D’Angelo Russell (19), Marc Loving (17) and Kam Williams (11).
•    Of the 10 Buckeyes who saw game action, nine scored and all collected at least one rebound.
•    Ohio State started the game vs. the Raiders on a 10-0 run.
•    The Buckeyes scored 19 points off 15 Raider turnovers.
•    Ohio State’s bench outscored the Raiders 20-5.
•    The Raiders attempted 30 3-point field goals vs. the Buckeyes. The last opponent to attempt 30 or more 3-point field goals against Ohio State was VMI on 11/23/11.
•    Ohio State has allowed back-to-back opponents to make 10 or more 3s for the first time since West Virginia (1/23/10, 10-23) and Iowa (1/27/10, 10-31) in 2010. Louisville made 10 of 29 3s last Tuesday. Colgate finished 11 of 30 from beyond the arc vs. the Buckeyes.
•    Ohio State is 115-6 all-time vs. non-conference opponents at Value City Arena and is 99-1 in the last 100 games vs. unranked foes. The last loss was Dec. 27, 2008 vs. West Virginia.
•    Ohio State has won 54 consecutive games at home vs. unranked non-conference opponents.
•    Since the 2009-10 season, the Buckeyes have earned the most home wins in the nation since 2010 with a 93-8 (.920) record.
•    Thad Matta is 281-84 during his career at Ohio State and 383-115 overall as a head coach.
•    In Columbus, the Buckeyes are 99-1 vs. unranked nonconference opponents under Matta.  This .990 winning percentage at home vs. unranked nonconference opponents since 2004-05 is second in the nation behind Duke.
•    With Matta at the helm, Ohio State is 232-28 vs. unranked opponents and 138-24 vs. nonconference opponents.
•    The Buckeyes are 207-47 (.815) when carrying a Top 25 ranking into competition during the Thad Matta era.
•    Ohio State is 64-10 under Matta in the month of December.
•    D’Angelo Russell scored a team-high 19 points, collecting 12 points in the second half vs. the Raiders. He has recorded double figures six of seven games this season.
•    Russell totaled four assists vs. Colgate and has recorded at least four assists in each contest this year.
•    Russell credited with a team-high two thefts vs. the Raiders.
•    Marc Loving scored 17 points, connecting on 5-8 from the field and 3-6 from beyond the arc. He has scored in double figures six of seven games this season.
•    Loving posted 12 points in the first half, going 3-3 from the field, 2-2 from 3,  and 4-4 from the charity stripe until missing a three with 36 seconds remaining in the first half.
•    Loving tied his career high with three assists and pulled down five rebounds vs. Colgate.
•    Shannon Scott earned one steal. He is fourth on Ohio State’s all-time steals list with 170 behind David Lighty with 191 thefts. Scott needs 30 this season to become third Buckeye all-time to reach 200 for career.
•    Scott dished four assists vs. the Raiders and is now in sole possession of No. 10 in career assists in Ohio State history with 378 career helpers.
•    Kam Williams totaled 11 points, recording double-digit points for the third time season.
•    Williams collected a career-high three rebounds.
•    Amir Williams scored eight points to match eight rebounds. He needs three more points to pass 500 career points at Ohio State.
•    Sam Thompson collected three rebounds in the game, reaching the 300-career rebound mark.