January 4, 2018

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 92, Iowa 81


Jan. 4, 2018

Ohio State 92 (12-4, 3-0 B1G), Iowa 81 (9-8, 0-4 B1G)
Jan. 4, 2017
Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Iowa City, Iowa


  • The game marked the 151st meeting between Ohio State and Iowa.
  • The Buckeyes are 74-77 all-time against the Hawkeyes all-time.
  • Ohio State has won six of the last eight games played in Iowa City.


  • The Buckeyes are 10-2 this season when leading at the half.
  • Ohio State is 11-1 on the year when leading with five minutes remaining.
  • Ohio State is 7-0 on the season when shooting 50% or better on the season.
  • The Buckeyes are 12-1 when scoring 70+ points this season.
  • Ohio State recorded its fourth 90+ point total of the season.
  • Ohio State is 8-2 this season when Keita Bates-Diop is the team’s leading scorer.
  • The Buckeyes tied a season-low with nine turnovers in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes are 11-2 when holding opponent to less than 50% shooting on the season.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the second time Chris Holtmann has squared off against the Hawkeyes in his career.
  • Holtmann holds a 1-1 record against Iowa for his career and 1-0 at the helm of the Buckeyes.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop recorded his seventh double-double of the season and the 13th of his career while tying a career-high with 27 points and grabbing a season-high 13 rebounds.
  • The Buckeyes are 6-1 this season when Bates-Diop records a double-double and 12-1 for his career.
  • Bates-Diop surpassed 900 career points in the contest and sits at total of 914 for his career. Bates-Diop is on pace to become the 55th Buckeye to record 1,000 career points.
  • Bates-Diop has led the Buckeyes in scoring in eight games this season. The Buckeyes are 7-1 in games in which Bates-Diop leads the team in scoring this season.

Andrew Dakich

  • Andrew Dakich dished out a career-high six assists in the contest while also adding two points and two rebounds.

Kam Williams

  • Kam Williams scored 13 points in the game including hitting three 3-pointers.
  • Williams’ 13 points propelled him past 900 points for his career and brought his total to 909.
  • William’s three 3-pointers give him 153 made 3-pointers for his career which ties for fifth all-time in Buckeye history with Scoonie Penn and Brent Darby

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate recorded 18 points and seven rebounds on the night.
  • Tate’s 18 points bring his career total to 13,000 and helped him surpass Clark Kellogg (1,285) for the 31st spot on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list.
  • Tate is now 14 points away from passing Jamar Butler (1,313) to take sole possession of the 30th spot on the list.