December 16, 2017

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 80, Appalachian State 67


Dec. 16, 2017

Ohio State 80 (9-3, 2-0 B1G), Appalachian State 67 (5-7, 0-0 Sun Belt)
Dec. 16, 2017
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio

Attendance: 12,616



  • This game marks the first meeting between Ohio State and Appalachian State. The Buckeyes now hold a 1-0 record over the Mountaineers and an 8-3 record over teams representing the Sun Belt Conference.
  • The game was delayed with 17:47 (2H) for 20 minutes due to a fire alarm in the arena.


Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the first time that Chris Holtmann has coached against Appalachian State. He is now 1-0 against the Mountaineers.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate led the scoring effort with 19 points for the Buckeyes
  • Tate now has 1,254 career points. He is now ranked number 33 among all-time leading scorers at Ohio State, passing Ronnie Stokes (1,240).

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop netted 18 points and tied a team-high eight rebounds.
  • Bates-Diop recorded a career-high four steals and a season-high three blocks.
  • Bates-Diop went a perfect 6-6 from the line.

Kaleb Wesson

  • Kaleb Wesson recorded eight rebounds, a career-high for him and tied the team-high for this game.
  • Wesson is now third on the team in rebounds with 54.

C.J. Jackson

  • C.J. Jackson led the team with six assists. He had eight points, two rebounds, and two steals.