January 11, 2018

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 91, Maryland 69


Jan. 11, 2018

Ohio State 91 (14-4, 5-0 B1G), Maryland 69 (14-5, 3-3 B1G)
Jan. 11, 2018
Value City Arena– Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 12,014


  • The game marked the 12th meeting between Ohio State and Maryland.
  • The Buckeyes are 6-6 all-time against the Terrapins, and 4-2 at home.
  • The last Ohio State victory over Maryland was Jan. 29, 2015 in Columbus when the Buckeyes topped the Terrapins 80-56.


  • The Buckeyes made a season-high 17 3-pointers in the game. Their 17 3-pointers were the second most in Ohio State history, the most against a Big Ten opponent, the most ever at home, and the most in a regulation game in Ohio State history (tie).
  • The last time the Buckeyes made 15 3-pointers was Feb. 9, 2006 at Michigan
  • Ohio State made 16 or more 3-pointers in a game for the first time since Nov. 19, 2011 when it made 16 against George Mason.
  • Ohio State shot a season-high 58.6% (17-29) from 3-point range in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes recorded their fifth 90+ point game of the season.
  • Ohio State scored 90+ points in two of the last three games against Big Ten opponents.
  • The Buckeyes are 12-2 this season when leading at the half.
  • Ohio State is 13-1 on the year when leading with five minutes remaining.
  • Ohio State is 9-0 on the season when shooting 50 pct. or better from the field.
  • The Buckeyes are 14-1 when scoring 70 or more points this season.
  • Ohio State is 10-2 this season when Keita Bates-Diop is the team’s leading scorer.
  • The Buckeyes 25 assists in the contest ties a season high, and is the most in a Big Ten game since Jan. 5, 2006 in a 104-69 win against Penn State.
  • Ohio State held the Terrapins to 36.7 pct. shooting from the field in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes are 13-2 when holding their opponents to under 50 pct, from the field this season.
  • Ohio State shot a season-high 83.3 pct. (10-12) free throw percentage on the night.
  • 8 different players made a 3-point field goal for the Buckeyes for the first time since Nov. 23, 2016 against Jackson State.
  • Ohio State made more 3-point field goals than 2-point field goals in the contest. 17 of the 32 Ohio State made field goals were 3-pointers.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the first time Chris Holtmann has faced Maryland in his career.
  • Holtmann is now 5-0 against Big Ten opponents on the year. He is the first Ohio State coach to start conference play 5-0 in his first season at the helm of the Buckeyes.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop scored a team-high 26 points, hitting a career-high six 3-pointers, to go along with eight rebounds and two blocks in the contest.
  • Bates-Diop’s two blocks in the contest put him over the century mark and give him 101 blocks for his career.
  • Bates-Diop has scored a combined 85 points over the last three games. Scoring 27 points at Iowa, a career-high 32 points against Michigan State to go along with the 26 scored against Maryland.

Andrew Dakich

  • Andrew Dakich scored a career-high 11 points, all in the first half, while adding four assists, two rebounds, and one steal.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate scored 13 points to go along with six rebounds, six assists, and four blocks.
  • Tate’s six assists tied a career high, while his four blocks were a career high.
  • Tate’s 13 points move him past Aaron Craft (1,314) to take possession of the 29th spot on the Buckeyes all-time scoring list.
  • Tate’s career total now sits at 1,326 and is nine points behind Jim Cleamons (1,335) for the 28th spot on the list.

Kam Williams

  • Kam Williams scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds, and dished out five assists.
  • Williams’ five assists were a career high.