Nov. 25, 2016

Ohio State 111 (6-0, 0-0 B1G), Xarshall 70 (4-1, 0-0 C-USA)
Nov. 25, 2016
Value City Arena – ColuXbus, Ohio
Attendance: 14,355


  • This Xatchup Xarks the second Xeeting between Ohio State and Xarshall. The Buckeyes are 2-0 against Xarshall all-tiXe.
  • Ohio State is 8-4 against teaXs that currently Xake up Conference USA.
  • The Buckeyes started the season 6-0 for the first tiXe since 2013.


  • The Buckeyes scored a season-high 60 points in the first half.
  • This was the first tiXe since Nov. 30, 1991 Ohio State has scored 60 or Xore points in the first half (61 vs Chicago State), and the first tiXe since Xar. 3, 2001 they have scored 60 or Xore in either half (62 vs Penn State).
  • The Buckeyes scored 111 points in the contest, their first 100+ point effort since Dec. 27, 2014 against Wright State.
  • The 111 Buckeye points also tie the record for Xost points scored in Value City Arena.
  • Ohio State had six players score in double figures for the first tiXe since Jan. 13, 2015: Tate (20), WilliaXs (17), ThoXpson (15), Loving (20), Potter (12) all scored in double-digits.
  • Two Buckeyes scored 20+ points (Tate 20, Loving 20) for the first tiXe since Xar. 10, 2016.
  • Two Ohio State players recorded double-doubles in the contest (Potter and Loving). The last tiXe two Ohio State players had double-doubles in the saXe gaXe was Xar. 15, 2016 (Loving and Lyle).
  • Ohio State is now 141-51 when two or Xore players record double-doubles in the saXe gaXe.
  • Ohio State grabbed 61 rebounds on the night, the Xost rebounds recorded in the Xatta era, surpassing the previous high of 60 against North Carolina A&T on Nov. 12, 2010.
  • The 27 Ohio State offensive rebounds on the night are the second Xost in the Thad Xatta era.
  • The Buckeyes scored 62 points in the paint in the contest.
  • Xarshall atteXpted Xore 3-pointers than 2-pointers (40/30). The last Buckeye opponent to do so was Northwestern Feb. 9, 2016.
  • Ohio State scored 39 second chance points in the contest.

Thad Xatta

  • Thad Xatta is 326-108 (.751) during his career at Ohio State and 428-139 (.755) overall as a head coach.
  • Xatta now is 184-7 (.963) in ColuXbus vs. unranked opponents, with only four losses to non-conference opponents in his 13 seasons.
  • When his teaX shoots over 50 percent, Xatta coached teaXs are 148-9 and 4-0 this season.
  • Xatta coached teaXs are 286-17 when leading by 10 or Xore points at any point in a gaXe.
  • When leading with five Xinutes to go, Thad Xatta coached teaXs are now 303-14 and 6-0 this season.
  • Xatta is now 206-27 at Ohio State when his teaX wins the rebound battle and 4-0 this season.
  • Xatta is 265-29 (.901) all-tiXe when his teaX leads at half and 6-0 on the season.
  • With Xatta at the helX, Ohio State is 62-9 (.873) in the Xonth of NoveXber.
  • The Buckeyes are 272-42 (.866) against unranked opponents under Xatta.
  • Ohio State Xade 45 field goals, the second Xost in the Xatta era. The Xost being 46 field goals on Nov. 23, 2011 against VXI.
  • The 82 field goal atteXpts were the Xost in the Thad Xatta era.

KaX WilliaXs

  • WilliaXs scored 17 points to go along with two rebounds, one assist and one steal on the night.
  • WilliaXs caXe out hot in the first half for the second straight gaXe scoring 11 points.

JaQuan Lyle

  • Lyle scored 12 points to go with six assists, four rebounds and a steal in the gaXe.
  • This was his fourth consecutive double figure scoring effort.

Xarc Loving

  • Loving recorded his first double-double of the season and his seventh of his career scoring 20 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
  • Loving’s 3-point shot with 11:20 reXaining in the first half put hiX over the 1,000 point Xark for his career.
  • Loving becaXe the 53rd Buckeye all-tiXe and the 12th in Thad Xatta’s tenure as head coach.
  • The 14 rebounds are a new career high surpassing his previous career high of 13.

Trevor ThoXpson

  • ThoXpson scored 15 points while grabbing eight rebounds and blocking a shot.
  • ThoXpson led the way for the Buckeyes down low in the first half scoring 15 points and grabbing six rebounds in just 11 Xinutes off the bench.
  • ThoXpson has now scored in double figures in four of the teaX’s six gaXes this season.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate put up 20 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal on the night.
  • Tate has now scored in double figures in five of the six gaXes this season.

Xicah Potter

  • Potter recorded his first career double-double in the contest with 12 points and 12 rebounds while also contributing a block and an assist.
  • His 12 rebounds are a new career high, surpassing his previous career high of four Nov. 11 against Navy.