Dec. 3, 2016

Ohio State 70 (7-1, 0-0 B1G), Fairleigh Dickinson 62 (2-5, 0-0 Northeast)
Dec. 3, 2016
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 11,570


  • This is the first even meeting between Ohio State and Fairleigh Dickinson.
  • The Buckeyes are 13-0 all-time against the teams that currently make up the Northeast Conference.


  • The Buckeyes shot 50 percent on the night (26 of 52). This is their fourth straight game shooting 50 percent or higher.
  • Ohio State is 288-30 when shooting a higher percentage from the field than its opponent and 6-1 this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 206-27 when outrebounding their opponent under Matta and 5-0 this season.
  • The Buckeyes are now 226-20 when they score 70 or more points in the Matta era and 5-0 this season.
  • Ohio State is now 142-51 in games in which two or more players record a double-double and 2-0 this season.

Thad Matta

  • When shooting 50 percent or higher from the field, Matta squads are 149-10 all-time and 5-1 this season.
  • Matta-coached teams are 287-18 when leading by 10 or more points at any point in a game and 7-1 this season.
  • When leading with five minutes to go, Thad Matta coached teams are now 304-15 and 7-1 this season.
  • Matta is 266-30 (.899) all-time when his team leads at half and 7-1 on the season.
  • With Matta at the helm, Ohio State is 77-14 (.846) in the Month of December.

Trevor Thompson

  • Thompson recorded his fourth career double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 13 rebounds while also adding five blocks and two assists.
  • His 13 rebounds were a career high, surpassing his previous career high of 12 rebounds.

Marc Loving

  • Loving led the Buckeyes in scoring, putting up 18 points along with three rebounds and two assists.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate recorded his third double-double of the season, putting up 12 points, 12 rebounds and three assists.
  • His 12 rebounds were a season high, surpassing his previous season high of 11.
  • Tate has now scored in double figures in seven of eight games this season.

Kam Williams

  • Williams put up 17 points, four rebounds, one assist and four steals in a season-high 37 minutes.
  • His four steals tie his career high.
  • Williams has now scored in double figures in four of the last five games.