January 22, 2018

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 64, Nebraska 59


Jan. 22, 2018

Ohio State 64 (18-4, 9-0 B1G), Nebraska 59 (14-8, 5-4 B1G)
Jan. 22, 2018
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 10,918


  • Ohio State now leads the all-time series with Nebraska 15-4 and is 8-1 in Columbus.
  • Ranked Ohio State teams are 9-1 against the Huskers. The last time Ohio State was ranked coming into the Nebraska series was March 14, 2014 and the No. 24 Buckeyes took a 71-67 win in Indianapolis.


  • Ohio State is now 16-2 this season when leading at the half.
  • The Buckeyes are 18-1 this season when shooting a higher field goal percentage than their opponent.
  • The last time Ohio State gave up 30+ points by an individual was when Jamal Murray (Kentucky) scored 33 points on Dec. 19, 2015. Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. scored 34 in tonight’s contest.
  • The Buckeyes tied the season low with six turnovers.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the first time Chris Holtmann has coached against Nebraska.
  • Holtmann is now 9-0 in the Big Ten. Holtmann’s start is the best record to start of a Big Ten career since Sam Barry went 11-0 in 1923 at Iowa.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop led the scoring effort for the Buckeyes with 20 points. He added six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
  • Bates-Diop has 17 straight games in double digits, the longest active streak in the Big Ten. Eight of those 17 games are 20+ point games.
  • Bates-Diop moves to 50th on the list of all-time scoring, passing Lenzelle Smith, Jason Singleton and Bill Andreas.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • With 17 points tonight, Jae’Sean Tate passes Brent Darby to take 26th on the list of all-time scoring. Next on the list is Brian Brown with 1,384.
  • Tate grabbed seven rebounds, two assists and one steal.

C.J. Jackson

  • C.J. Jackson dished a team-high four assists. He added four rebounds and 12 points, going 3-3 from the line.
  • Jackson now has 17 games this season with 10 or more points, 16 of which are from the last 19 games.
  • Jackson has made at least one 3-pointer in each of the last 18 games.

Kaleb Wesson

  • Kaleb Wesson tied a season-high six made free throws.
  • Wesson had 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists.