Dec. 22, 2016

Ohio State 79 (10-3 0-0 B1G), UNC Asheville 77 (8-5, 0-0 Big South)
Dec. 22, 2016
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 11,480                              


  • The Buckeyes’ next game will be on the road against the University of Illinois Jan. 1 at a time TBA.


  • The victory brought Ohio State’s record to 6-0 all-time against UNC Asheville.
  • The Buckeyes are now 15-0 all-time against the teams that currently make up the Big South.


  • Ohio State has held all 13 opponents to under 50 percent shooting this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 10-2 on the season when leading with five minutes left to play.
  • Ohio State is now 7-2 this season in games in which it scores 70 or more points.
  • The Buckeyes are now 1-2 in contests decided by two points or less this season.
  • Ohio State allowed a season-high 45.8 percent from behind the 3-point line on the night.
  • The Buckeyes outrebounded the Bulldogs 39-28 in the contest.
  • Ohio State is 8-1 on the season when winning the battle on the boards.
  • The Buckeyes attempted a season-low 10 3-pointers on the night.
  • The last time Ohio State attempted 10 or fewer 3-pointers was vs. Wisconsin Feb. 1, 2014 when the Buckeyes attempted only nine.
  • Ohio State is now 7-0 this season when committing 15 or fewer turnovers after committing only 13 in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes outscored the Bulldogs 48-26 in the paint on the night.

Thad Matta

  • The Buckeyes are 268-31 when leading at half under Matta and 9-2 this season.
  • Matta-coached teams are 151-10 when shooting over 50 percent from the floor and 7-1 this season.
  • Matta-coached squads are now 290-31 all-time when shooting better than their opponents, and 8-2 this season.
  • With Matta at the helm, Ohio State is 80-16 (.833) in the month of December.
  • Ohio State is now 50-22 under Matta when their opponent makes 10 or more 3-pointers and 3-2 this season.

Trevor Thompson

  • Thompson recorded his fourth double-double of the season and the seventh of his career putting up 14 points and 10 rebounds while adding a block.
  • He has now recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.

Marc Loving

  • Loving racked up 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the contest.
  • He now has seven double-figure scoring efforts on the season.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Tate tallied 17 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals in the contest.
  • He has now scored in double figures in 12 of 13 games this season.

JaQuan Lyle

  • Lyle scored 17 points, dished out six assists and added two rebounds on the night.
  • It was his eighth double-figure scoring effort of the season.