2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
Big Ten regular season
and Tournament Champions
Conference Big Ten
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 1
2006–07 record 35–4 (15–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Thad Matta (3rd year)
Assistant coach Alan Major
Assistant coach John Groce
Assistant coach Dan Peters
Home arena Jerome Schottenstein Center
Seasons
2006–07 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 15 1   .938     35 4   .897
#6 Wisconsin 13 3   .813     30 6   .833
Indiana 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
Iowa 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Purdue 9 7   .563     22 12   .647
Illinois 9 7   .563     23 12   .657
Michigan State 8 8   .500     23 12   .657
Michigan 8 8   .500     22 13   .629
Minnesota 3 13   .188     9 22   .290
Penn State 2 14   .125     13 18   .419
Northwestern 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2007 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 13, 2007; Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team played against Florida for the 2006–07 NCAA tournament championship.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Mike Conley, Jr.
PG
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jun 29, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Daequan Cook
SG
Dayton, OH Dunbar HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Mar 23, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
David Lighty
SF
Cleveland, OH Villa Angela-St. Joseph HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 29, 2005 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Greg Oden
C
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North HS 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jun 29, 2005 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Junior College/Transfers
Othello Hunter
PF
Winston-Salem, NC Hillsborough CC 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jul 18, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2   Rivals: 2
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 14 Butler, JamarJamar Butler 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Shawnee High School Lima, OH
G 1 Conley, Jr., MikeMike Conley, Jr. 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Lawrence North High School Indianapolis, IN
G 31 Cook, DaequanDaequan Cook 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Dunbar High School Dayton, OH
F 3 Harris, Ivan "Big Smooth"Ivan "Big Smooth" Harris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Oak Hill Academy Springfield, OH
F 45 Hunter, OthelloOthello Hunter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr R.J. Reynolds HS/Hillsborough CC Winston-Salem, NC
F 12 Lewis, RonRon Lewis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Brookhaven HS/Bowling Green State Columbus, Ohio
G/F 23 Lighty, DavidDavid Lighty 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Villa Angela-St. Joseph HS Cleveland, OH
C 15 Madsen, KyleKyle Madsen (I) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS So Dublin Coffman High School Dublin, OH
C 20 Oden, GregGreg Oden 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Fr Lawrence North High School Indianapolis, IN
G 13 Peters, DannyDanny Peters 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr New Albany High School New Albany, OH
F/C 42 Terwilliger, MattMatt Terwilliger 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Troy High School Troy, OH
G 34 Titus, MarkMark Titus 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Brownsburg High School Brownsburg, IN
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength and conditioning coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Roster
Last update: 2010-04-04

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
November 1*
1:00 PM, no
No. 4 Findlay W 80–57   
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
November 5*
1:00 PM, no
No. 4 Walsh W 87–62   
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
Regular Season
November 10*
8:00 PM, no
No. 4 VMI
BCA Classic
W 107–69  1–0
Value City Arena (13,219)
Columbus, OH
November 11*
8:00 PM, no
No. 4 Loyola (IL)
BCA Classic
W 87–75  2–0
Value City Arena (13,269)
Columbus, OH
November 12*
8:00 PM, no
No. 4 Kent State
BCA Classic
W 81–59  3–0
Value City Arena (12,883)
Columbus, OH
November 17*
7:00 PM, no
No. 4 Eastern Kentucky W 74–45  4–0
Value City Arena (18,882)
Columbus, OH
November 20*
8:00 PM, no
No. 3 San Francisco W 82–60  5–0
Value City Arena (14,592)
Columbus, OH
November 24*
8:00 PM, no
No. 3 vs. Youngstown State W 91–57  6–0
Nationwide Arena (17,463)
Columbus, OH
November 29*
9:00 PM, no
No. 1 at No. 6 North Carolina
ACC – Big Ten Challenge
L 89–98  6–1
Dean Smith Center (21,750)
Chapel Hill, NC
December 2*
4:00 PM, no
No. 1 Valparaiso W 78–58  7–1
Value City Arena (17,311)
Columbus, OH
December 9*
2:00 PM, no
No. 4 Cleveland State W 78–57  8–1
Value City Arena (17,158)
Columbus, OH
December 16*
3:56 PM, no
No. 4 vs. Cincinnati
John R. Wooden Tradition
W 72–50  9–1
Conseco Fieldhouse (18,356)
Indianapolis, IN
December 19*
8:00 PM, no
No. 3 Iowa State W 75–56  10–1
Value City Arena (18,905)
Columbus, OH
December 23*
4:00 PM, no
No. 3 at No. 4 Florida L 60–86  10–2
O'Connell Center (12,621)
Gainesville, FL
December 30*
8:00 PM, no
No. 6 Coppin State W 91–54  11–2
Value City Arena (18,943)
Columbus, OH
January 2
8:00 PM, no
No. 6 Indiana W 74–67  12–2
(1–0)
Value City Arena (18,813)
Columbus, OH
January 6
1:00 PM, no
No. 6 at Illinois W 62–44  13–2
(2–0)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
January 9
8:05 PM, no
No. 5 at No. 4 Wisconsin L 69–72  13–3
(2–1)
Kohl Center (17,190)
Madison, WI
January 13*
1:00 PM, no
No. 5 No. 20 Tennessee W 68–66  14–3
(2–1)
Value City Arena (18,817)
Columbus, OH
January 17
8:00 PM, no
No. 7 Northwestern W 73–41  15–3
(3–1)
Value City Arena (18,903)
Columbus, OH
January 20
8:00 PM, no
No. 7 Iowa W 82–63  16–3
(4–1)
Value City Arena (18,963)
Columbus, OH
January 24
7:00 PM, no
No. 5 at Northwestern W 59–50  17–3
(5–1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,646)
Evanston, IL
January 27
9:00 PM, no
No. 5 Michigan State W 66–64  18–3
(6–1)
Value City Arena (18,965)
Columbus, OH
January 31
7:00 PM, no
No. 4 at Purdue W 78–60  19–3
(7–1)
Mackey Arena (13,961)
West Lafayette, IN
February 3
4:00 PM, no
No. 4 at Michigan State W 63–54  20–3
(8–1)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
February 6
7:00 PM, no
No. 3 Michigan W 76–63  21–3
(9–1)
Value City Arena (18,927)
Columbus, OH
February 10
12:15 PM, no
No. 3 Purdue W 63–56  22–3
(10–1)
Value City Arena (18,988)
Columbus, OH
February 14
7:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Penn State W 64–62  23–3
(11–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,027)
University Park, PA
February 18
12:00 PM, no
No. 2 at Minnesota W 85–67  24–3
(12–1)
Williams Arena (13,026)
Minneapolis, MN
February 21
8:00 PM, no
No. 1 Penn State W 68–60  25–3
(13–1)
Value City Arena (18,957)
Columbus, OH
February 25
4:00 PM, no
No. 1 No. 2 Wisconsin W 49–48  26–3
(14–1)
Value City Arena (19,044)
Columbus, OH
March 3
4:00 PM, no
No. 1 at Michigan W 65–61  27–3
(15–1)
Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
Big Ten Tournament
March 9
11:00 AM, no
No. 1 Michigan
Quarterfinal
W 72–62  28–3
United Center (18,103)
Chicago, IL
March 10
12:40 PM, no
No. 1 Purdue
Semifinal
W 63–52  29–3
United Center (20,471)
Chicago, IL
March 11
2:30 PM, no
No. 1 No. 4 Wisconsin
Championship game
W 66–49  30–3
United Center (17,538)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
March 15
7:10 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. (16) Central Connecticut State
First Round – South Regional
W 78–57  31–3
Rupp Arena (20,752)
Lexington, KY
March 17
1:10 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. (9) Xavier
Second Round – South Regional
W 78–71 OT 32–3
Rupp Arena (20,882)
Lexington, KY
March 22
9:18 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. (5) Tennessee
Sweet Sixteen – South Regional
W 85–84  33–3
Alamodome (26,776)
San Antonio, TX
March 24
3:40 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. No. 5 (2) Memphis
Elite Eight – South Regional
W 92–76  34–3
Alamodome (26,260)
San Antonio, TX
March 31
6:07 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. No. 8 (2) Georgetown
Final Four
W 67–60  35–3
Georgia Dome (53,510)
Atlanta, GA
April 2
9:21 PM, no
No. 2 (1) vs. No. 3 (1) Florida
National Championship Game
L 75–84  35–4
Georgia Dome (51,458)
Atlanta, GA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 7 5 4 3 5 4 3 6 6 5 7 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 Final AP Men's Basketball Poll". College Poll Archive. March 13, 2007.