Jan. 25, 2017

Ohio State 78 (13-8, 3-5 B1G), Minnesota 72 (15-6, 3-5 B1G) 
Jan. 25, 2017
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 11,206


  • The Buckeyes will head to Iowa City to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday Jan. 28 at 8 p.m. ET.

• Ohio State is 85-57 all-time against Minnesota.
• The Buckeyes are 52-18 at home against the Golden Gophers.
• Ohio State has a record of 4-1 in the second home-and-home matchup against Minnesota when losing the first contest.
• The Buckeyes attempted 30 free throws in the contest.
• Ohio State shot 76.7 percent (23 of 30) from the free throw line on the night.
• The Buckeyes are now 11-2 this season when leading at the half.
• The Gophers shot 41 percent from the field in the contest.
• Ohio State has held its opponents to under 50 percent shooting in 20 of 21 games this season.
• Ohio State is 13-2 on the season when leading with five minutes to play.
• With Thad Matta at the helm, Ohio State has an overall record of 168-79 against Big Ten members.
• Matta owns a career record of 333-116, 173-83 against Big Ten Conference teams.
• Ohio State is 214-28 at home during the Matta era. The wins are the most nationally during that span.
• Ohio State teams are 291-32 when shooting better from the field than its opponent.
• Matta squads are now 152-10 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field.
• Matta-coached teams are now 282-95 when committing 15 or fewer turnovers.
• Matta teams are 64-3 in contests in which they make 20 or more free throws.
• When attempting 30 or more free throws in a contest Matta squads are 42-0
• Ohio State, under Matta, is 24-8 in the second game of a home and home when losing the first contest.
• Matta-coached teams are 217-2 in contests that his team leads at any point by 15 or more.
• Trevor Thompson had a career night, scoring a career-high 19 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking three shots. It was his 10th career double-double and seventh of the season.
• Thompson started the night hot, scoring 12 points in the first half including first six points of the game for the Buckeyes.
• He has now scored in double figures in seven consecutive games.
• Jae’Seasn Tate stuffed the stat sheet scoring 10 points while adding seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal on the night.
• Tate has scored in double-digits in 19 of 21 games this season.
• Marc Loving poured in 19 points on the night while adding two rebounds and two assists.
• Loving passed Frank Howard and Lawrence Funderburke on the Buckeyes’ all-time scoring list and now sits 36th all-time at Ohio State with 1,186 points.
• His 19 points were his highest mark against a Big Ten opponent this season.
• Andre Wesson scored a career-high nine points, while adding a rebound, an assist and a steal in 19 minutes of action off the bench.