Dec. 1, 2015

Ohio State 58 (2-4), No. 10 Virginia 64 (6-1)
Dec. 1, 2015
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance – 12,445


  • This matchup marks the fifth meeting all-time between Ohio State and Virginia. The two teams first met in 1932; Ohio State is now 3-2 in the series
  • The Buckeyes won the first three games in the series and are 1-1 in Charlottesville and 2-1 in Columbus
  • The last meeting was Jan. 25, 1981 as the No. 2 Cavaliers defeated Ohio State 89-73
  • The Buckeyes are 67-46 all-time against current members of the Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Ohio State has participated in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for the last 14 years. The Buckeyes are 6-7 overall and 6-5 under Thad Matta in the event.



  • Ohio State is 108-13 (.893) at home since the 2009-10 season, the most home wins in the country
  • The 58 points scored by the Buckeyes is their fewest this season. The previous low was 68 vs. UT-Arlington Nov. 20, 2015
  • The last time Ohio State faced a top-10 team was Mar. 21, 2015 vs. No. 3 Arizona (L, 73-58)
  • Ohio State has recorded a better field-goal percentage than their opponent in every game this season

Thad Matta

  • Matta is 301-98 (.754) during his career at Ohio State and 403-129 (.758) overall as a head coach
  • Matta teams have 146 wins vs. non-conference opponents over his 12 years in Columbus
  • Matta has a career record at Ohio State of 190-22 (.896)
  • Ohio State is 69-13 (.841) under Matta in the month of December
  • This is the first time Matta has faced Virginia as a head coach. He is now 0-1 all-time against the Cavaliers.
  • Thad Matta is 20-23 vs. Top-10 opponents and 3-7 when the Buckeyes are unranked

Marc Loving

  • Loving scored 19 points to go along with five rebounds, two assists and one block
  • Loving has scored in double figures every game this season
  • Loving tied his season-high in three-pointers (3), three-pointers attempted (6) and assists (2)
  • Loving has recorded a three-pointer in every game this season. After recording one in the final game of the 2014-15 season he has scored a three-pointer in seven straight games and nine of the last ten
  • Loving leads the team with 13 threes and all starters with a 51% field-goal percentage


Keita Bates-Diop

  • Bates-Diop recorded 15 points and has scored in double figures every game this season
  • With his 13th point of the game, Bates-Diop reached 200 for his career


JaQuan Lyle

  • Lyle recorded a team-high four assists and has lead the team in assists every game this season

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate record 12 points to go along with eight rebounds and two assists
  • Tate was 1-2 from three and now has four three-pointers this season after recording just three as a freshman


Daniel Giddens

  • Giddens tallied four blocks and now leads the Big Ten with 20 blocks through six games