2005–06 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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2005–06 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten regular season champions
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big Ten
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 6
2005–06 record 26–6 (12–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Thad Matta (2nd season)
Assistant coach Alan Major
Assistant coach Dan Peters
Home arena Jerome Schottenstein Center
Seasons
2005–06 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Ohio State 12 4   .750     26 6   .813
No. 15 Iowa 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
No. 13 Illinois 11 5   .688     26 7   .788
Wisconsin 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Indiana 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Michigan State 8 8   .500     22 12   .647
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 11   .667
Penn State 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Northwestern 6 10   .375     14 15   .483
Minnesota 5 11   .313     16 15   .516
Purdue 3 13   .188     9 19   .321
2006 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 14, 2006; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2005–06 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented Ohio State University in the 2005–06 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by their second-year head coach, Thad Matta, and played their home game at the Value City Arena, in Columbus, Ohio as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes finished the season 26–6, 12–4 in Big Ten play to win the regular season championship. As the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they defeated Penn State and Indiana before losing to Iowa in the championship game. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 2 seed in the Minneapolis regional. There they defeated Davidson in the First Round before being upset by Georgetown in the Second Round.

Previous season[edit]

The Buckeyes finished the 2004–05 season 20–12, 8–8 in Big Ten play to finish in sixth place. They beat Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament before losing to Wisconsin in the quarterfinals.

Roster[edit]

2005–06 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
C 21 Bell, BraydenBrayden Bell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Fr Brighton High School Salt Lake City, UT
G 14 Butler, JamarJamar Butler 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Shawnee High School Lima, OH
F 34 Dials, TerenceTerence Dials 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Sr Boardman High School Youngstown, OH
G 23 Foster, Je'KelJe'Kel Foster 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Natchez High School Natchez, MS
F 3 Harris, IvanIvan Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Oak Hill Academy Springfield, OH
F 12 Lewis, RonRon Lewis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr N/A Columbus, Ohio
G 33 Payne, SamuelSamuel Payne 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Linden McKinley High School Columbus, OH
G 0 Sullinger, J.J.J.J. Sullinger 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Thomas Worthington High School Columbus, OH
F 40 Sylvester, MattMatt Sylvester 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Moeller High School Cincinnati, OH
F/C 42 Terwilliger, MattMatt Terwilliger 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Troy High School Troy, OH
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2010-04-04

Starting lineup[edit]

Position Player Class
C Terence Dials
G Je'Kel Foster
F Matt Sylvester
G/F J.J. Sullinger
G Jamar Butler

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular season
11/20/2005*
Chicago State W 81–52  1–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
11/22/2005*
Butler W 79–69 OT 2–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
11/28/2005*
Virginia Tech W 69–56 OT 3–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
12/10/2005*
at Saint Joseph's W 81–74  4–0
Hagan Arena 
Philadelphia, PA
12/12/2005*
Norfolk State W 92–59  5–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
12/14/2005*
Belmont W 85–75  6–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
12/17/2005*
vs. Iowa State W 70–67  7–0
Knapp Center 
Des Moines, IA
12/23/2005*
No. 24 Tennessee State W 74–65  8–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
12/28/2005
No. 21 Gardner-Webb W 87–58  9–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
12/31/2005*
No. 21 LSU W 78–76  10–0
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
01/05/2006
No. 18 Penn State W 104–69  11–0
(1–0)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
01/07/2006
No. 18 at No. 16 Indiana L 79–81  11–1
(1–1)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
01/11/2006*
No. 19 at Purdue W 80–64  12–1
(2–1)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
01/15/2006
No. 19 No. 14 Michigan State L 59–62 2OT 12–2
(2–2)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
01/18/2006
No. 6 No. 15 Wisconsin W 77–67  13–2
(3–2)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
01/21/2006
No. 19 at Penn State W 75–64  14–2
(4–2)
Bryce Jordan Center 
University Park, PA
01/28/2006
No. 16 at Iowa L 62–67  14–3
(4–3)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
01/30/2006*
No. 16 Florida A&M W 95–53  15–3
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
02/04/2006
No. 20 Minnesota W 67–53  16–3
(5–3)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
02/09/2006
No. 19 at No. 22 Michigan W 94–85  17–3
(6–3)
Crisler Center 
Ann Arbor, MI
02/12/2006
No. 19 No. 10 Illinois W 69–53  18–3
(7–3)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
02/15/2006
No. 12 at Wisconsin L 73–78  18–4
(7–4)
Kohl Center 
Madison, WI
02/18/2006
No. 12 Northwestern W 61–52  19–4
(8–4)
Value City Arena 
Columbia, OH
02/22/2006
No. 13 at No. 18 Michigan State W 79–68  20–4
(9–4)
Breslin Student Events Center 
East Lansing, MI
02/25/2006
No. 13 Michigan W 64–54  21–4
(10–4)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
03/01/2006
No. 9 at Northwestern W 56–53  22–4
(11–4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
03/05/2006
No. 9 Purdue W 76–57  23–4
(12–4)
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
Big Ten Tournament
03/10/2006
No. 7 vs. Penn State
Quarterfinals
W 63–56  24–4
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/11/2006
No. 7 vs. Indiana
Semifinals
W 52–51  25–4
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
03/12/2006
2:30 PM
No. 7 vs. No. 20 Iowa
Championship
L 60–67  25–5
Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
03/17/2006*
(2 Minn) No. 6 vs. (15 Minn) Davidson
First Round
W 70–62  26–5
University of Dayton Arena 
Dayton, OH
03/19/2006*
(2 Minn) No. 6 vs. (7 Minn) No. 23 Georgetown
Second Round
L 52–70  26–6
University of Dayton Arena 
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 14, 2006.