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Ohio State Buckeyes
2014–15 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Ohio State Buckeyes athletic logo
University The Ohio State University
First season 1898
Conference Big Ten
Location Columbus, OH
Head coach Thad Matta (11th year)
Arena Value City Arena
(Capacity: 18,809)
Nickname Buckeyes
Student section Nuthouse
Colors

Scarlet and Gray

            
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NCAA Tournament champions
1960
NCAA Tournament runner up
1939, 1961, 1962, 2007
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1999*, 2007, 2012
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1992, 1999*, 2007, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1999*, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament appearances
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999*, 2000*, 2002*, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Conference tournament champions
2002*, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
Conference regular season champions
1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1991, 1992, 2000*, 2002*, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012

The Ohio State men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes won their only National Championship in 1960 and have made a total of 21 NCAA Tournament appearances (plus four additional appearances that were later rescinded). The Buckeyes share a classic rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines, in which OSU has an 83–70 series lead. The Ohio State University is one of only two teams (the other being Villanova) to make an NCAA tournament appearance every decade since the 1930s.

The Buckeyes play their home games at Value City Arena in The Jerome Schottenstein Center which opened in 1998. The official capacity of the center is 19,200. Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation in average home attendance.

Thad Matta was named the head coach of Ohio State in 2004 to replace coach Jim O'Brien after being involved in NCAA violations which cost Ohio State over 113 wins between 1998 and 2002.

Team history[edit]

Early years and Olsen era (1898–1958)[edit]

The first basketball team at The Ohio State University was formed in 1898, playing their first game against East High. Sparing success followed the Buckeyes throughout their time as an independent school. In the year 1912, some thirteen years after forming their first basketball team, the Buckeyes joined the Big Nine Conference, which would eventually be known as the Big Ten Conference. Within the first years in the Big Ten conference, the Buckeyes were not able to mount a sustained run and continued to waiver inside the conference standings, never finishing higher than second in the conference standings[1]. In 1923, Harold Olsen became head coach for the Buckeyes, launching the longest basketball coaching dynasty for OSU (24 seasons) Harold Olsen began to see success at Ohio State with the Buckeyes first conference championship during the 1922–1923 season. The Olsen era is also highlighted by appearing in the final game for the first ever NCAA Championship Tournament in 1939 where the Buckeyes lost to Oregon 33–46. The Buckeyes would make three more Final Four appearances under Olsen, along with winning five Big Ten championships. Following Harold Olsen as head coach Tippy Dye and Floyd Stahl made their stints with the Buckeyes. While not seeing the same amount of success as Olsen did, Dye and Stahl with one NCAA Tournament appearance between the two men. With the closing of the 1950s, the Ohio State basketball team was not considered a national powerhouse and continued to grow and develop and led to the hiring of a man who would change basketball at Ohio State and bring national fame to the university.

Success and Fred Taylor era (1959–1997)[edit]

Of all other Buckeye coaches, it was Fred Taylor who would give Ohio State basketball its greatest claim to fame. With the hiring of Taylor in 1958, not much was expected following an 11–11 season during the 1958–1959 season. However in 1960, the second year coach, Taylor, and All-American player, Jerry Lucas, led the Buckeyes to their first NCAA Championship Title, defeating California 75–55 in the final game. The 1960 championship season is the only NCAA Tournament championship that the Buckeyes have compiled since that date. Taylor's Buckeyes continued their dominance by being the runner-up the following two seasons, and making a total of five tournament appearances during Taylor's 18 seasons tenure. With the departure of his championship team, Taylor began to see teams accustomed to Ohio State basketball of the past. Taylor's last season at Ohio State in 1976 saw the Buckeyes going 6–20, the worst record only to be eclipsed by the team in 1995. Taylor also achieved seven conference titles and an impressive overall winning percentage of over 65%. Past the Taylor era, Ohio State saw Eldon Miller, Gary Williams, and Randy Ayers take the reins as head coach. Between 1976 and 1997 the Buckeyes made the NCAA Tournament only eight times, while being crowned conference champions only twice.

Jim O'Brien and NCAA violations (1998–2003)[edit]

In 1997, Jim O'Brien was hired to replace head coach Randy Ayers. During his seven years as head coach, O'Brien drove the team to four 20+ win seasons, two Big Ten regular-season co-championships, the 2002 Big Ten Tournament Championship, and a school record four-consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Controversy erupted when Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger fired O'Brien over alleged NCAA rules violations. A two-year NCAA investigation found that player Boban Savovic had received improper benefits and committed academic fraud while he played for Ohio State. On March 10, 2006, the NCAA gave Ohio State three years' probation and ordered it to pay back all tournament money earned from 1999–2002 when Boban Savovic was on the Buckeyes' roster. In addition, Ohio State had to remove all references to team accomplishments from those years including a 1999 visit to the Final Four.

Thad Matta era (2004–present)[edit]

Current head coach Thad Matta

Thad Matta, former head coach at Butler and Xavier was hired by Ohio State in July 2004.[1] Ohio State has won 20 or more games in all of Matta's nine seasons, received a berth in the NCAA tournament six times, making it to the Sweet Sixteen four times and to the Final Four twice. Ohio State has also been the Big Ten regular season champions five times, Big Ten Tournament champions three times, appearing in the championship game six times. During Matta's first season at Ohio State, the Buckeyes complied a 20–12 record, highlighted by a win over top-ranked Illinois in the final game of the season, who were undefeated up until that game. Ohio State would be defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, but the team was ineligible for either the NCAA or NIT tournaments due to self-imposed sanctions. The 2005–06 season opened with the Buckeyes starting 11–0 heading into Big Ten play. Ohio State would end the season with a 26–6 record and 12–4 record in conference, the Buckeye's first outright Big Ten championship since the 1991–92 season. Ohio State would go onto lose to Iowa in the Big Ten tournament championship and enter the NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed, where they would eventually lose to No. 7 seed Georgetown 70–52 in the second round.

Matta's 2006–07 Ohio State team entered the season with the second rated recruiting class in the nation, headed by Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr., and ranked No. 4 in the preseason polls. Ohio State would enter conference play with an 11–2 record, with their only defeats coming at the hand of the No. 6 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 4 ranked Florida Gator, with both games on the road.[2] Ohio State's loss against No. 4 Wisconsin on January 9 would be their last loss of the regular season, with Ohio State winning 14 straight games and ending the season with a 27–3 record. Ohio State was able to defeat No. 20 Tennessee and No. 2 Wisconsin during this winning streak and end the season as the top-ranked team in the nation. Ohio State would win the Big Ten tournament, defeating Wisconsin 66–49 in the championship game, and enter the NCAA tournament as the overall No. 1 seed. Ohio State would advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time under Matta after an overtime victory against Xavier, who Matta had previously coached. A one point victory over Tennessee and a 92–76 victory over No. 2 Memphis would advance the Buckeyes to the Final Four. Ohio State defeated Georgetown 67–60 in the national semifinal game, but would lose to the Florida Gators 84–75 in the national championship game. Both Oden and Conley would enter the NBA draft following the season, with Oden being drafted number one overall and Conley going fourth overall.

Evan Turner set new Big Ten records for number of career and single season Player of the Week awards during the 2009–10 season.

The 2007–08 season was a rebuilding one for the Buckeyes. Ohio State ended the season with a 19–12 record, finishing fifth in the Big Ten. Ohio State would lose to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals and miss out on the NCAA tournament for the first time in two seasons. The Buckeyes did receive a No. 1 seed in the 2008 National Invitation Tournament, where Ohio State would defeat Massachusetts 92–85 in the championship game. Ohio State began the 2008–09 season with a 9–0 record, but would eventually finish with a record of 20–9. Ohio State would defeat Wisconsin and No. 7 Michigan State to advance to the Big Ten tournament championship, where they would be defeated by No. 24 Purdue. Ohio State's appearance in the championship game, though, would give them a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they would eventually lose to No. 9 Siena in the first round. The 2009–10 season marked Matta's sixth season at Ohio State, with the team entering the season ranked No. 17 in the nation. The Buckeyes had complied a 7–1 record before Evan Turner, who was averaging 20.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game was injured.[3] Turner would return later in the season and help finish the season with a 24–7 record and a share of the Big Ten regular season championship. A victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament would give Matta his second Big Ten tournament title and give the Buckeyes a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. Ohio State would be defeated by the No. 6 seed Tennessee Volunteers in the Sweet Sixteen 76–73. Turner would be named the National Player of the Year and would enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall.

Matta would recruit one of the top ranked recruiting classes heading into the 2010–11 season as well as retain some key seniors such as David Lighty and Jon Diebler. Ohio State was ranked No. 4 in the preseason polls and entered Big Ten conference play undefeated at 13–0, defeating the No. 9 Florida Gators and moving up to No. 2 in the nation. Ohio State would continue to dominate the opposition during the regular season, pushing their record to 24–0 and 11–0 in conference play before they lost their first game at No. 13 Wisconsin. Another loss at No. 11 Purdue would be the last loss for the Buckeyes during the regular season. Ohio State ended the season with a 29–2 record and 16–2 record in the Big Ten, winning the outright Big Ten regular season championship. Ohio State would go onto defeat Penn State for the Big Ten tournament championship, giving the Buckeyes their second tournament championship in a row and Matta's third tournament championship as head coach. Ohio State entered the NCAA tournament as the No. 1 overall seed for the second time under Matta and for the second year in a row would only advance to the Sweet Sixteen, where they were defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats 62–60. The Buckeyes, returning starters Jared Sullinger, Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft, would enter the 2011–12 season ranked No. 3 in the nation. Ohio State entered Big Ten play with a 12–1 record, only losing at No. 13 Kansas, without Sullinger. Ohio State finished the season winning a share of the Big Ten regular season championship and being defeated by Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament championship. Ohio State received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and would advance to the Final Four for the second time under Matta after a 77–70 victory over No. 1 seed Syracuse. The Buckeye's season would end with a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks, 64–62, in the Final Four. Following the season Sullinger entered the NBA Draft and was taken 21st overall.

Thad Matta's record at Ohio State

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Thad Matta (Big Ten Conference) (2004–present)
2004–05 Ohio State 20–12 8–8 6th
2005–06 Ohio State 26–6 12–4 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2006–07 Ohio State 35–4 15–1 1st NCAA Runner-up
2007–08 Ohio State 24–13 10–8 5th NIT Champions
2008–09 Ohio State 22–11 10–8 T–4th NCAA 1st Round
2009–10 Ohio State 29–8 14–4 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–11 Ohio State 34–3 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2011–12 Ohio State 31–8 13–5 T–1st NCAA Final Four
2012–13 Ohio State 29–7 13–5 T–2nd NCAA Elite 8
2013–14 Ohio State 25-10 10-8 T–4th NCAA "2nd" Round
Thad Matta: 275–82 121–53
Total: 275–82 (.770)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Facilities[edit]

St. John Arena

The Ohio State Buckeyes presently play their home games in 19,200-seat Jerome Schottenstein Center. The first official home court for the Buckeyes was the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum. Constructed in 1918, the Buckeyes called this arena home between the years 1920 to 1955. The facility had a capacity of 7,000 people.

In 1955, a new facility was built on the campus of Ohio State named the St. John Arena named after Lynn St. John, an Ohio State basketball coach and athletic director. This building, while hosting the men's basketball team, also hosted (and still to this day hosts) volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling. The capacity of St. John Arena is 13,276. This building is the only Buckeye arena to serve as home for an Ohio State men's basketball championship team in 1960.

With the aging St. John Arena over 40 years old, the Ohio State University decided to build the Schottenstein Center to hold men's and women's basketball as well as hockey. The 770,000 sq foot arena was completed in 1998 and seats 19,500 for basketball games.

Ohio State completed a $19 million renovation to the Schottenstein Center in 2013 that includes updated locker rooms for the Men's and Women's Basketball teams, a new training room with hydrotherapy pools, a new weight room, and a new practice gym to complement the existing gym.

Coaches[edit]

The Buckeyes have had 14 coaches in their 110-year history. Their current head coach is Thad Matta, who was hired in 2004, and has led the Buckeyes to five NCAA tournament appearances and two final four appearances during the 2006-07 and 2011-2012 seasons. The only Ohio State coach to win a national championship was Fred Taylor in 1960.

Coach Years Overall record
Unknown 1899–1901 21–11
No team 1902
D.C. Huddleson 1903–1904 15–6
Unknown 1905–1908 33–14
Tom Kibler 1909–1910 22–2
Sox Raymond 1911 7–2
Lynn St. John 1912–1919 80–69
George Trautman 1920–1922 10–26
Harold Olsen 1923–1946 275–205
Tippy Dye 1947–1950 53–34
Floyd Stahl 1951–1958 84–92
Fred Taylor 1959–1976 297–158
Eldon Miller 1977–1986 174–120
Gary Williams 1987–1989 59–41
Randy Ayers 1990–1997 124–108
*Jim O'Brien 1998–2004 132–88
Thad Matta 2005–present 265–73
Head coaches: 14
  • The * indicates that 113 games were vacated under head coach Jim O'Brien due to NCAA violations

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Thad Matta Head Coach
Jeff Boals Assistant coach
Dave Dickerson Assistant coach
Greg Paulus Assistant coach
Dave Richardson Strength and Conditioning
Vince O'Brien Athletic Trainer
David Egelhoff Director of Basketball Operations
Jake Diebler Video Coordinator
Christopher Spartz Recruiting Coordinator

Accomplishments[edit]

National championships[edit]

Season Coach Opponent Score Site Overall Record Big Ten Record
1959–60 Fred Taylor California 75–55 San Francisco, CA 25–3 13–1
National Championships: 1
1960 NCAA Tournament Results
Round Opponent Score
Semifinals Western Kentucky 98–79
Regional Finals Georgia Tech 86–69
Final Four NYU 76–54
Championship California 75–55

Final Four history[edit]

1939–Finalist 1944–Semifinalist 1945–Semifinalist 1946–Semifinalist
1960–Champion 1961–Finalist 1962–Finalist 1968–Semifinalist
1999–Semifinalist* 2007–Finalist 2012–Semifinalist

* Ohio State vacated their 1999 national semifinal appearance due to NCAA violations

NCAA Tournament seeding history[edit]

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '80 '82 '83 '85 '87 '90 '91 '92 '99 '00 '01 '02 '06 '07 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14
Seeds → 4 8 3 4 9 8 1 1 4 3 5 4 2 1 8 2 1* 2 2 6
  • The * represents overall number one seed which began with the 2004 Tournament.

NCAA Tournament History[edit]

Year Round Opponent Score
1939 Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
Wake Forest
Villanova
Oregon
W 64–52
W 53–36
L 46–33
1944 Elite Eight
Final Four
Temple
Dartmouth
W 57–47
L 60–53
1945 Elite Eight
Final Four
Kentucky
New York University
W 45–37
L 70–65
1946 Elite Eight
Final Four
3rd Place Game
Harvard
North Carolina
California
W 46–38
L 60–57
W 63–45
1950 Elite Eight
3rd Place Game
City College of New York
Holy Cross
L 56–55
W 72–52
1960 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
Western Kentucky
Georgia Tech
New York University
California
W 98–79
W 86–69
W 76–54
W 75–55
1961 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
Louisville
Kentucky
Saint Joseph's
Cincinnati
W 56–55
W 87–44
W 95–69
L 70–65
1962 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
Western Kentucky
Kentucky
Wake Forest
Cincinnati
W 93–73
W 74–64
W 84–68
L 71–59
1968 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
3rd Place Game
East Tennessee State
Kentucky
North Carolina
Houston
W 79–72
W 82–81
L 80–66
W 89–85
1971 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Marquette
Western Kentucky
W 60–59
L 81–78
1980 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Arizona State
UCLA
W 89–75
L 72–68
1982 First Round James Madison L 55–48
1983 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Syracuse
North Carolina
W 79–74
L 64–51
1985 First Round
Second Round
Iowa State
Louisiana Tech
W 75–64
L 79–67
1987 First Round
Second Round
Kentucky
Georgetown
W 91–77
L 82–79
1990 First Round
Second Round
Providence
UNLV
W 84–83
L 76–65
1991 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Towson
Georgia Tech
St. John's
W 97–86
W 65–61
L 91–74
1992 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Mississippi Valley State
Connecticut
North Carolina
Michigan
W 83–56
W 78–55
W 80–73
L 75–71
1999 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Murray State
Detroit
Auburn
St. John's
Connecticut
W 72–58
W 75–44
W 72–64
W 77–74
L 64–58
2000 First Round
Second Round
Appalachian State
Miami (FL)
W 87–61
L 75–62
2001 First Round Utah State L 77–68
2002 First Round
Second Round
Davidson
Missouri
W 69–64
L 83–67
2006 First Round
Second Round
Davidson
Georgetown
W 70–60
L 70–52
2007 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship
Central Connecticut State
Xaiver
Tennessee
Memphis
Georgetown
Florida
W 78–57
W 78–71
W 85–84
W 92–76
W 67–60
L 84–75
2009 First Round Siena L 74–72
2010 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
UC Santa Barbara
Georgia Tech
Tennessee
W 68–51
W 75–66
L 76–73
2011 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Texas–San Antonio
George Mason
Kentucky
W 75–46
W 98–66
L 62–60
2012 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Loyola (MD)
Gonzaga
Cincinnati
Syracuse
Kansas
W 78–59
W 73–66
W 81–76
W 7770
L 64–62
2013 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Iona
Iowa State
Arizona
Wichita State
W 95–70
W 78–75
W 73–70
L 70–66
2014 Second Round Dayton L 60–59

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National Invitation Tournament[edit]

The Buckeyes are two time NIT champions (1988, 2008).

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round
Second Round
Semifinals
3rd Place Game
St. Joseph's
Maryland
Indiana
Alabama
W 80–66
W 79–72
L 55–64
L 86–96
1984 First Round Xavier L 57–60
1986 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Old Dominion
Cleveland State
New Mexico
Colorado State
Connecticut
W 86–73
W 86–80
W 68–65
W 64–62
L 67–72
1988 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
Ohio
Texas
BYU
Louisiana Tech
Wyoming
W 65–62
W 71–65
W 79–68
W 79–66
W 73–63
1989 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Akron
Nebraska
St. John's
W 81–70
W 85–74
L 80–83
1993 First Round Miami (OH) L 53–56
2003 First Round Georgia Tech L 58–72
2008 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Finals
UNC–Asheville
California
Dayton
Ole Miss
Massachusetts
W 84–66
W 73–56
W 74–63
W 81–69
W 92–85

Big Ten Tournament championships[edit]

Ohio State has won five Big Ten Tournament championships since its inception during the 1997–98 season. Ohio State won their first title in 2002 under Jim O'Brien, while winning four under current head coach Thad Matta. Under Matta, the Buckeyes have appeared in the Big Ten Tournament championship five consecutive seasons from 2009 to 2013. Ohio State is the most recent champion of the Big Ten Tournament, winning it during the 2012–13 season.

Season Coach Opponent Score Site Overall Record Big Ten Record
2001–02* Jim O'Brien Iowa 81–64 Indianapolis, IN 24–8 12–5
2006–07 Thad Matta Wisconsin 66–49 Chicago, IL 35–4 15–1
2009–10 Thad Matta Minnesota 90–61 Indianapolis, IN 29–8 14–4
2010–11 Thad Matta Penn State 71–60 Indianapolis, IN 34–3 16–2
2012–13 Thad Matta Wisconsin 50–43 Chicago, IL 26–7 13–5
Big Ten Tournament championships: 5

* Ohio State vacated their 2001–02 Big Ten tournament championship due to NCAA violations

Big Ten regular season championships[edit]

Season Coach Overall Record Big Ten Record
1924–25 Harold Olsen 14–2 11–1
1932–33 Harold Olsen 17–3 10–2
1938–39 Harold Olsen 16–7 9–2
1943–44 Harold Olsen 15–6 10–2
1945–46 Harold Olsen 16–5 10–2
1949–50 Tippy Dye 22–4 12–1
1959–60 Fred Taylor 25–3 13–1
1960–61 Fred Taylor 27–1 14–0
1961–62 Fred Taylor 26–2 13–1
1962–63 Fred Taylor 20–4 11–3
1963–64 Fred Taylor 16–8 11–3
1967–68 Fred Taylor 21–8 10–4
1970–71 Fred Taylor 20–6 13–1
1990–91 Randy Ayers 27–4 15–3
1991–92 Randy Ayers 26–6 15–3
2005–06 Thad Matta 26–6 12–4
2006–07 Thad Matta 34–4 15–1
2009–10 Thad Matta 29–8 14–4
2010–11 Thad Matta 34–3 16–2
2011–12 Thad Matta 31–8 13–5
Big Ten regular season championships: 20
  • Ohio State vacated their 1999–00 and 2001–02 Big Ten regular season championships due to NCAA violations

Record vs. Big Ten opponents[edit]

The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the all-time series vs. six Big Ten opponents. Two of the all-time series are within two games.

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Illinois 68 101 .402 OSU 3
Indiana 76 101 .429 OSU 1
Iowa 72 74 .493 OSU 1
Michigan 91 71 .562 Mich. 2
Michigan State 54 62 .465 MSU 1
Minnesota 81 56 .591 OSU 1
Nebraska 10 3 .769 Nebraska 1
Northwestern 114 45 .717 OSU 8
Penn State 29 13 .690 Penn St. 1
Purdue 81 83 .494 OSU 5
Wisconsin 86 67 .562 OSU 2
  • Vacated wins are excluded in these results.

Awards[edit]

Consensus All-American selections[edit]

*National Player of the Year

Big Ten Player of the Year[edit]

Big Ten Coach of the Year[edit]

  • Eldon Miller (1983)
  • Randy Ayers (1991, 1992)
  • Jim O’Brien (1999, 2001)
  • Thad Matta (2006, 2010)

First-Team All-Big Ten[edit]

Harold "Cookie" Cunningham (1925) Johnny Miner (1925) Bill Hunt (1927) Wes Fesler (1931)
Bill Hosket, Sr (1933) Howard Mattison (1933) Tippy Dye (1936, 1937) Bob Lynch (1939)
Jimmy Hull (1939) Dick Fisher (1941) Arnold "Smokes" Risen (1944) Don Grate (1944, 1945)
Jack Underman (1946) Paul Huston (1946) Dick Schnittker (1949, 1950) Bob Donham (1950)
Paul Ebert (1952, 1953, 1954) Robin Freeman (1955, 1956) Frank Howard (1957, 1958) Jerry Lucas (1960, 1961, 1962)
Larry Siegfried (1961) John Havlicek (1961, 1962) Gary Bradds (1963, 1964) Bill Hosket (1967, 1968)
Dave Sorenson (1969, 1970) Jim Cleamons (1971) Luke Witte (1971) Allan Hornyak (1971, 1972, 1973)
Kelvin Ransey (1978, 1979, 1980) Herb Williams (1980) Clark Kellogg (1982) Tony Campbell (1983, 1984)
Brad Sellers (1986) Dennis Hopson (1987) Jay Burson (1989) Jim Jackson (1991, 1992)
Scoonie Penn (1999, 2000) Michael Redd (2000) Ken Johnson (2001) Brian Brown (2002)
Terence Dials (2006) Mike Conley, Jr. (2007) Greg Oden (2007) Evan Turner (2009, 2010)
Jared Sullinger (2011, 2012)

All award data taken from[5]

All-time statistical leaders[edit]

Career leaders[edit]

Points Scored: Dennis Hopson (2,096)
Assists: Aaron Craft (579)
Rebounds: Jerry Lucas (1,411)
Steals: Aaron Craft (208)

Single-season leaders[edit]

Points Scored: Dennis Hopson (958, 1987)
Assists: Mike Conley, Jr. (238, 2007)
Rebounds: Jerry Lucas (499, 1962)
Steals: Aaron Craft (98, 2012)

Single-game leaders[edit]

Points Scored: Gary Bradds (49, 1964)
Assists: Aaron Craft (15, 2010)
Rebounds: Frank Howard (32, 1956)
Steals: Troy Taylor (8, 1983)

All statistical data taken from.[6]

Notable players[edit]

Evan Turner, Ohio State Buckeyes forward and 2010 National Player of the Year
Jerry Lucas, Ohio State Buckeyes center and 2-time National Player of the Year (1961-62)
Name Position Seasons Notes
Gary Bradds G 1961-64 1964 AP Player of the Year
1964 UPI College Player of the Year
1964 Adolph Rupp Trophy Winner
1962-63 Consensus NCAA 2nd Team All-American
1963-64 Consensus NCAA 1st Team All-American
2x Big 10 MVP (1963–64)
ABA Champion (1969)
1963 Pan American Games Men's Basketball Gold Medalist
Wes Fesler G 1928-31 1930-31 Consensus First Team All-American
Robin Freeman G 1953-56 1954-55 Consensus NCAA 2nd Team All-American
1955-56 Consensus NCAA 1st Team All-American
1956 Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball (Big Ten MVP)
Jimmy Hull F 1938-39 1938-39 Consensus First Team All-American
1939 Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Basketball Tournament
Jim Jackson G 1989-92 1992 UPI College Player of the Year
2× Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (1991–1992)
2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1991–1992)
1991 Pan American Games Men's Basketball Bronze Medalist
Jerry Lucas F 1959-62 2× AP Player of the Year (1961–1962)
2× NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1960–1961)
3× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1960–1962)
NCAA Champion (1960)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NBA Champion (1973)
7× NBA All-Star (1964–1969, 1971)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1965)
3× All-NBA First Team (1965–1966, 1968)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1964, 1967)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1964)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964)
Dick Schnittker F 1948-50 1950 Consensus First Team All-American
2x NBA Champion (1953, 1954)
Evan Turner F 2007-10 Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (2010)
2010 National Player of the Year (AP, NABC, Naismith, Robertson, Wooden)
Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (2010)
Big Ten Tournament MVP (2010)

Retired numbers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matta gets job after Wednesday interview". ESPN. July 8, 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Class of 2006 team recruiting rankings". Rivals.com. November 5, 2005. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Turner out 2 months with spine fractures". ESPN. December 6, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Basketball Tournament History: Ohio State". ESPN. 
  5. ^ History and Tradition/Honors and Awards
  6. ^ Record Book/Records

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