December 19, 2017

Postgame Notes: Ohio State 94, The Citadel 65


Dec. 19, 2017

Ohio State 94 (10-3, 2-0 B1G), The Citadel 65 (5-7, 0-0 Southern)
Dec. 19, 2017
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 10,752


  • The game marked the first meeting between Ohio State and the Citadel.
  • The Buckeyes are 18-1 all-time against members of the Southern conference.


  • The Citadel attempted 43 3-pointers in the contest. This was the third-most 3-pointers Ohio State has allowed since 1996, and the most allowed since Nov. 25, 2007 when VMI attempted 49.
  • Ohio State recorded a season-high 27 assists on the night.
  • The Buckeyes attempted a season-high 74 shots on the night.
  • This marks the first time the Buckeyes have recorded 25+ assists since Dec. 22, 2014 against Miami (OH).
  • Ohio State shot 50% from the field. It is 6-0 on the season when shooting 50% or better on the season.
  • Ohio State held the Citadel to 32.4% from the field. This is a season-low for opponent field goal percentage for the season.
  • The Buckeyes are 9-1 when holding opponent to less than 50% shooting on the season.
  • The Buckeyes are 10-0 this season when scoring 70+ points.
  • The Buckeyes tied a season low committing only 12 fouls.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the third time a Chris Holtmann team has squared off against the Citadel.
  • Holtmann holds a 3-0 record against the Citadel for his career and 1-0 at the helm of the Buckeyes.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop tied for the team lead with 17 points while grabbing four boards and dishing out two assists.
  • Bates-Diop has led the Buckeyes in scoring in seven games this season.
  • The Buckeyes are 6-1 in games in which Bates-Diop leads the team in scoring this season.

Andrew Dakich

  • Andrew Dakich scored a career-high 10 points and tying a career high in assists with five.
  • Dakich’s set career highs in field goals attempted (four), 3-point field goals attempted (three) while tying career highs in field goals (three) and made 3-pointers (two).

Kam Williams

  • Kam Williams scored a season-high 17 points to tie for the team lead.
  • Williams has now scored in double-figures in three straight contests.

Kyle Young

  • Kyle Young scored four points while grabbing a career-high eight boards.