Dec. 20, 2016

Ohio State 77 (9-3 0-0 B1G), Youngstown State 40 (6-7, 0-0 Horizon)
Dec. 20, 2016
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 11,417


  • The Buckeyes’ next game will be at home against UNC Asheville Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.

• The victory brought Ohio State’s record to 4-0 all-time against Youngstown State.
• The Buckeyes are now 25-1 all-time against the teams that currently make up the Horizon League.
• Ohio State set a season low for points allowed in a half holding Youngstown State to 14 points in the first half of the contest.
• The Buckeyes allowed a season-low 21 percent shooting from the field in the contest.
• Ohio State has held all 12 opponents to under 50 percent shooting this season.
• The Buckeyes are 9-2 on the season when leading with five minutes left to play.
• Ohio State is now 6-2 this season in games in which they score 70 or more points.
• The Buckeyes recorded a season high nine blocks in the game.
• The Buckeyes scored 48 points in the paint in the contest.
• The Buckeyes are 267-31 when leading at half under Matta and 8-2 this season.
• Matta coached teams are 150-10 when shooting over 50 percent from the floor and 6-1 this season.
• Matta-coached teams are now 289-31 all-time when shooting better than their opponents, and 7-2 this season.
• With Matta at the helm, Ohio State is 79-16 (.831) in the Month of December.
• Matta is now 17-1 against teams from Ohio while at Ohio State. Ohio State is 233-76 all-time vs. teams from the state of Ohio
• Trevor Thompson recorded his third double-double of the season, putting up 11 points and 15 rebounds while adding three blocks.
• He now has six career double-doubles.
• Kam Williams racked up 15 points, two rebounds and a steal in the contest.
• He now has six double-figure scoring efforts on the season
• Jae’Sean Tate tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and three assists in the contest.
• He has now scored in double figures in 11 of 12 games this season.
• Keita Bates-Diop totaled 15 points, three rebounds, three blocks and an assist on the night.
• He has scored in double figures in three of four games since returning from injury.
• JaQuan Lyle dished out 10 assists to go with two points, five rebounds and a steal.
• He has now recorded two double figure assist totals on the season.