December 4, 2017

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 71, Michigan 62


Ohio State 71 (7-3, 2-0 B1G), Michigan 62 (7-3, 1-1 B1G)
Dec. 4, 2017
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 12,546


  • The game marked the 173rd meeting between Ohio State and Michigan.
  • The Buckeyes lead the series 97-76 in the series all-time including a 56-27 record in games played in Columbus.
  • Ohio State has won three straight games and four of the last five meetings in the series.
  • Ohio State is 13-2 vs. Michigan in Value City Arena all-time.
  • Ohio State is 5-1 at home this year, 1-0 in Big Ten play.
  • Against Big Ten competition at Value City Arena all-time, Ohio State is 102-33.
  • Against all-opponents at VCA, Ohio State is 240-45.


  • Ohio State completed its first 20+ point comeback victory since defeating the Tennessee Volunteers in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. OSU trailed 49-29 in the first half vs. the Vols and came back to win 85-84. The Buckeyes trailed Michigan 43-23 in the first half Monday and won 71-62
  • The Buckeyes picked up their first win of the season when trailing at the half as well as their first win of the season when trailing with five minutes to play.
  • The Buckeyes ended the game on a 14-2 run while holding Michigan to two points in the last 4:54 of play.
  • The Buckeyes are 7-0 this season when scoring 70-plus points.
  • Ohio State held Michigan to just 19 second-half points, the first time holding a Big Ten opponent to 20 or fewer points in a half since holding Penn State to 20 Jan. 26, 2016.
  • Ohio State is now 71-33 in Big Ten home openers.
  • The last time Ohio State overcame a 10+ point deficit at the half was against Purdue (-12/35-23) March 1, 2015. OSU won that game 65-61. The Buckeyes trailed Michigan 43-30.
  • Ohio State made 12 of 16 shots inside the arch in the second half (.750) and 17-21 foul shots (.810)

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the second time Chris Holtmann has squared off against the Wolverines.
  • Holtmann holds a 1-1 record against Michigan for his career and 1-0 at the helm of the Buckeyes.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop racked up 18 points, nine rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal on the day.
  • Bates-Diop has led the Buckeyes in scoring in five of their 10 contests on the year.
  • The Buckeyes are 4-1 in games in which Bates-Diop leads the team in scoring this season.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate scored 14 points to go along with four rebounds and an assist.
  • His 14 points moved him to 35th in all-time scoring at Ohio State with (1,227). He passed John Havlicek (1,223) and is two points away from passing Larry Siegfried (1,228) for 34th on the list.

C.J. Jackson

  • C.J. Jackson scored 17 points while adding four assists and six rebounds while going 7-8 from the free throw line.

Kyle Young

  • Kyle Young scored a career-high six points in the contest on a perfect 3-3 while also grabbing a career-high four rebounds.