February 20, 2018

Postgame Notes: No. 16 Ohio State 79, Rutgers 52


Feb. 20, 2018

Recap |  Box Score

No. 16 Ohio State 79 (23-7, 14-3 B1G), Rutgers 52 (13-17, 3-14 B1G)
Feb. 20, 2018
Value City Arena– Columbus, Ohio


  • The game marked the 8th meeting between Ohio State and Rutgers.
  • The Buckeyes lead the series 6-2 all-time against the Scarlet Knights.
  • Ohio State is 3-0 at home against Rutgers.
  • The Buckeyes are 2-0 when they enter the game ranked in the Top 25.


  • Ohio State moved to 20-2 this season when leading at the half.
  • The Buckeyes are 18-3 this season when outrebounding their opponent. They outrebounded the Scarlet Knights 36-25 in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes shot 58.9% in the contest. They move to 12-1 on the year when shooting 50% or better from the field.
  • Ohio State is 19-2 this season when scoring 70 or more points.
  • The Buckeyes have won eight games this season by a 20-plus point margin including four against Big Ten opponents.
  • Ohio State has won nine games against Big Ten opponents this season by a 10-plus point margin.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the second time Chris Holtmann has faced Rutgers in his career. Holtmann holds a 2-0 record in these contests.
  • Holtmann’s 23 wins are the most by a first-year head coach in Ohio State history.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop scored six points while adding eight rebounds, two assists, a block, and a steal in the contest.
  • Bates-Diop’s six points bring his career total to 1,171. He needs eight more points to tie Lawrence Funderburke (1,179) for the 38th spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate scored nine points, while adding 10 rebounds, three assists, and a block.
  • Tate’s nine points give him 1,471 for his career. He needs 15 points to reach Jerry Francis (1,486) for the 20th spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list.

C.J. Jackson

  • C.J. Jackson led all scorers with 18 points, adding two rebounds and an assist on the night.
  • Jackson made a career-high eight field goals on his way to tying his highest point total against a Big Ten opponent.
  • The game marked the 22nd double figure scoring effort for Jackson on the season.

Kam Williams

  • Kam Williams scored 13 points, adding three rebounds, an assist, block and steal.
  • Williams now has 991 points for his career, and is nine points away from joining becoming the 56th player in Ohio State history to score 1,000 career points.