Jan. 22, 2017

Northwestern 74 (16-4, 5-2 B1G), Ohio State 72 (12-8, 2-5 B1G)
Jan. 22, 2017
Value City Area – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 13,369


  • The Buckeyes will take on Minnesota in their next home game at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday.


  • Ohio State leads the all-time series against Northwestern, 117-46.
  • The Buckeyes ended their 31 home game win streak over the Wildcats. The last time Northwestern defeated Ohio State in Columbus was on Feb. 24, 1977, 87-72.


  • The Buckeyes have now held 18 of 19 opponents to shooting under 50 percent on the night. Northwestern made 38 percent of its shots.
  • Ohio State outscored the Wildcats in the paint, 28-20.
  • Four Buckeyes scored in double figures.


  • Matta-coached teams are now 19-2 overall against Northwestern.
  • With Matta at the helm, Ohio State has an overall record of 168-70 against Big Ten members.
  • Matta owns a career record of 332-116, 172-83 against Big Ten Conference teams.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate led the Buckeyes in scoring as he tallied 14 points, six rebounds and two assists in the game.

JaQuan Lyle

  • Lyle went for 13 points, four assists and two rebounds.
  • Lyle has scored in double figures 14 times this season.


  • Thompson led the Buckeyes in rebounds as he grabbed 15 and scored 11 points.
  • Thompson reached a season high in offensive boards with seven.
  • Thompson has scored in double figures in five-consecutive games.

Kam Williams

  • Williams scored 10 points and was responsible for two assists.
  • Williams scored in double figures for the 11th time this season.