February 15, 2018

Postgame Notes: Penn State 79, No. 8 Ohio State 56


Feb. 15, 2018

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No. 8 Ohio State 56 (22-6, 13-2 B1G), Penn State 79 (19-9, 9-6 B1G)
Feb. 15, 2018
Bryce Jordan Center – State College, Pa.


  • The game marked the 50th meeting between Ohio State and Penn State.
  • The Buckeyes lead the series 34-16 all-time against the Nittany Lions.
  • Ohio State is 13-9 on the road against Penn State.
  • The Buckeyes are 18-6 when they enter the game ranked in the Top 25.
  • Ohio State has not dropped both games against Penn State in a season since 2014.


  • Ohio State attempted 10 less free throws in the game than Penn State (27-17).
  • The Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions in the paint 38-24.
  • The Ohio State bench outscored the Penn State bench 16-7 in the contest.
  • Ohio State’s bench outscored Purdue’s bench 16-0 in the contest.
  • The Buckeyes are now 5-3 when they are outrebounded by their opponents.
  • Ohio State shot a season-low 13.3% from 3-point range in the game.

Chris Holtmann

  • The game marked the second time Chris Holtmann has faced Penn State in his career. Holtmann currently holds a 0-2 record in these contests.

Keita Bates-Diop

  • Keita Bates-Diop scored 10 points while adding six rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the contest.
  • Bates-Diop’s 10 points bring his career total to 1,148 and elevate him to the 39th spot on the Ohio State all-time scoring list.

Jae’Sean Tate

  • Jae’Sean Tate scored six points, while adding four rebounds, an assist, and a steal.
  • Tate’s six points give him 1,442 for his career and move him past Bill Hosket (1,441) for the 22nd spot on the Ohio State all-time scoring list.

C.J. Jackson

  • C.J. Jackson led the Buckeyes with 13 points, adding three rebounds and an assist on the night.
  • The game marked the 21st double figure scoring effort for Jackson on the season.