January 17, 2018

Postgame Notes: No. 22 Ohio State 71, Northwestern 65


Jan. 17, 2018 POSTGAME NOTES
No. 22 Ohio State 71 (16-4, 7-0 B1G), Northwestern 65 (11-9, 2-5 B1G)
Jan. 17, 2018
Allstate Arena– Rosemont, Ill.


  • The game marked the 164th meeting between Ohio State and Northwestern.
  • The Buckeyes lead the series 118-46 all-time against the Wildcats, and 49-31 in away games.
  • Ohio State has won 13 of the last 14 meetings between the two with the only loss being 74-72 home loss Jan. 22, 2017.
  • Ohio State has won the last 18 meetings when it entered the game ranked in the Top 25.
  • The Buckeyes have won four-straight Big Ten road games in a single season for the first time since the 2011 season when they won six-straight games.


  • The Buckeyes are 14-2 this season when leading at the half.
  • Ohio State is 15-1 on the year when leading with five minutes remaining.
  • The Buckeyes are 15-1 when scoring 70 or more points this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 13-2 when holding their opponents to under 50 pct, from the field this season.
  • Ohio State outrebounded Northwestern 28-25 in the contest. Ohio State is 11-1 when outrebounding itstheir opponent this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 16-1 this season when shooting a higher field goal percentage than their opponent.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the third time Chris Holtmann has faced Northwestern in his career and his first time at the helm of the Buckeyes.
  • Holtmann holds a 2-0 record against Northwestern as the head coach of Butler and 3-0 overall.
  • Holtmann is now 7-0 against Big Ten opponents to start his Ohio State tenure.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop scored 10 points, adding eight rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal in the contest.
  • Bates-Diop’s career point total now sits at 996. He is now only four points away from becoming the 55th player in Ohio State history to score 1,000 career points.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate scored 12 points to go with five rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal.
  • Tate’s 12 points moved his career total to 1,344 and propelled him past Jim Cleamons (1,335) and Marc Loving (1,338) to claim the 27th spot on the Ohio State all-time scoring list.

Micah Potter

  • Micah Potter scored a team-high 13 points on a perfect 5-5 from the field. He also snatched three boards and recorded an assist in the contest.
  • Potter’s 13 points are his most ever against a Big Ten opponent.