2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

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2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Runner-up
Conference Big Ten
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 1
2006–07 record 35–4 (15–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Thad Matta (3rd season)
Assistant coach Alan Major
Assistant coach John Groce
Assistant coach Dan Peters
Home arena Jerome Schottenstein Center
Seasons

The 2006–07 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represented Ohio State University in the 2006–07 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by their third-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. They finished the season 35–4, 15–1 in Big Ten play to win the regular season Big Ten championship. As the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, they defeated Michigan, Purdue, and Wisconsin to with the tournament championship. As a result, they earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and received a No. 1 seed in the South regional. They defeated Central Connecticut State and Matta's former team, Xavier, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Buckeyes then defeated Tennessee and Memphis to advance to the Final Four, their first trip to the Final Four under Matta. With a win over Georgetown, they advanced to the National Championship game against Florida. Florida led from the start, beating the Buckeyes 84–75 to win the title. Of note, the Gators football team also defeated the Buckeyes to win the National Championship in the same year.

Preseason[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Daequan Cook
SG
Dayton, OH Dunbar HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Mar 23, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A
Greg Oden
C
Indianapolis, IN Lawrence North HS 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Jun 29, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/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 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247SportsN/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. 4 Findlay W 80–57   
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
November 5*
1:00 PM
No. 4 Walsh W 87–62   
Value City Arena 
Columbus, OH
Regular season
November 10*
8:00 PM
No. 4 VMI
BCA Classic
W 107–69  1–0
Value City Arena (13,219)
Columbus, OH
November 11*
8:00 PM
No. 4 Loyola (IL)
BCA Classic
W 87–75  2–0
Value City Arena (13,269)
Columbus, OH
November 12*
8:00 PM
No. 4 Kent State
BCA Classic
W 81–59  3–0
Value City Arena (12,883)
Columbus, OH
November 17*
7:00 PM
No. 4 Eastern Kentucky W 74–45  4–0
Value City Arena (18,882)
Columbus, OH
November 20*
8:00 PM
No. 3 San Francisco W 82–60  5–0
Value City Arena (14,592)
Columbus, OH
November 24*
8:00 PM
No. 3 vs. Youngstown State W 91–57  6–0
Nationwide Arena (17,463)
Columbus, OH
November 29*
9:00 PM
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. 1 Valparaiso W 78–58  7–1
Value City Arena (17,311)
Columbus, OH
December 9*
2:00 PM
No. 4 Cleveland State W 78–57  8–1
Value City Arena (17,158)
Columbus, OH
December 16*
3:56 PM
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. 3 Iowa State W 75–56  10–1
Value City Arena (18,905)
Columbus, OH
December 23*
4:00 PM
No. 3 at No. 4 Florida L 60–86  10–2
O'Connell Center (12,621)
Gainesville, FL
December 30*
8:00 PM
No. 6 Coppin State W 91–54  11–2
Value City Arena (18,943)
Columbus, OH
January 2
8:00 PM
No. 6 Indiana W 74–67  12–2
(1–0)
Value City Arena (18,813)
Columbus, OH
January 6
1:00 PM
No. 6 at Illinois W 62–44  13–2
(2–0)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
January 9
8:05 PM
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. 5 No. 20 Tennessee W 68–66  14–3
Value City Arena (18,817)
Columbus, OH
January 17
8:00 PM
No. 7 Northwestern W 73–41  15–3
(3–1)
Value City Arena (18,903)
Columbus, OH
January 20
8:00 PM
No. 7 Iowa W 82–63  16–3
(4–1)
Value City Arena (18,963)
Columbus, OH
January 24
7:00 PM
No. 5 at Northwestern W 59–50  17–3
(5–1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,646)
Evanston, IL
January 27
9:00 PM
No. 5 Michigan State W 66–64  18–3
(6–1)
Value City Arena (18,965)
Columbus, OH
January 31
7:00 PM
No. 4 at Purdue W 78–60  19–3
(7–1)
Mackey Arena (13,961)
West Lafayette, IN
February 3
4:00 PM
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. 3 Michigan W 76–63  21–3
(9–1)
Value City Arena (18,927)
Columbus, OH
February 10
12:15 PM
No. 3 Purdue W 63–56  22–3
(10–1)
Value City Arena (18,988)
Columbus, OH
February 14
7:00 PM
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. 2 at Minnesota W 85–67  24–3
(12–1)
Williams Arena (13,026)
Minneapolis, MN
February 21
8:00 PM
No. 1 Penn State W 68–60  25–3
(13–1)
Value City Arena (18,957)
Columbus, OH
February 25
4:00 PM
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. 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
(1) No. 1 (8) Michigan
Quarterfinals
W 72–62  28–3
United Center (18,103)
Chicago, IL
March 10
12:40 PM
(1) No. 1 (5) Purdue
Semifinals
W 63–52 CBS 29–3
United Center (20,471)
Chicago, IL
March 11
2:30 PM, CBS
(1) No. 1 (2) No. 4 Wisconsin
Championship
W 66–49  30–3
United Center (17,538)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
March 15
7:10 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. (16 S) Central Connecticut State
First Round
W 78–57  31–3
Rupp Arena (20,752)
Lexington, KY
March 17
1:10 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. (9 S) Xavier
Second Round
W 78–71 OT 32–3
Rupp Arena (20,882)
Lexington, KY
March 22
9:18 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. No. 5 S Tennessee
Sweet Sixteen
W 85–84  33–3
Alamodome (26,776)
San Antonio, TX
March 24
3:40 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. (2 S) No. 5 Memphis
Elite Eight
W 92–76  34–3
Alamodome (26,260)
San Antonio, TX
March 31
6:07 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. (2 E) No. 8 Georgetown
Final Four
W 67–60  35–3
Georgia Dome (53,510)
Atlanta, GA
April 2
9:21 PM, CBS
(1 S) No. 2 vs. (1 MW) No. 3 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

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