Ohio State vs. Nebraska: Recap and Stats

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Ohio State vs. Nebraska: Recap and Stats
(11) Ohio State 63
(17-4, 4-3 away)
Nebraska 56
(11-12, 9-6 home)
Venue: Bob Devaney Sports Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Ohio State 32 31 63
Nebraska 23 33 56
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Ohio State L Smith Jr. 21 A Williams 8 A Craft 6
Nebraska D Rivers 13 B Ubel 8 B Ubel 3

Nebraska lost on their home court to No. 11 Ohio State 63-56 in conference play on Saturday, February 2nd. With the loss, the Cornhuskers stay winless versus AP-Ranked teams at 0-6 for the season. Andre Almeida put up four points and eight rebounds in a losing effort. David Rivers scored 13 points and added six rebounds. For the Buckeyes, Aaron Craft got 14 points and six rebounds. Nebraska (11-12, 2-8 Big Ten) gets Penn State (8-13, 0-9 Big Ten) on their home court on Saturday, February 9th.

Nebraska Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:10 left to go.
  • Nebraska started 11-12 during the 2011, 2004, 2001, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Nebraska beat the spread by 5.0 points. That makes the 11th time this season the Cornhuskers have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, Nebraska played 38 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 8-30.
  • The Cornhuskers have lost 100% of the time this season (0-8) after having a field goal percentage of 37.1% or worse.
  • Nebraska has lost 100% of the time this season (0-5) after recording 4 or fewer free throws made.
  • When the opposition records 6 or more blocks this season, Nebraska has lost 80% of the time (1-4).
  • When the opposition records 63 or more total points this season, Nebraska has lost 75% of the time (3-9).
  • This is the 14th game at home this season--Nebraska has a -0.6 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • The top two scorers (David Rivers and Dylan Talley) accounted for 44.6% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Andre Almeida and Brandon Ubel) accounted for 42.1% of the rebounds.
  • Andre Almeida has led the team in rebounding in 4 out of 23 games this season.
  • Ray Gallegos has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Ohio State Game Notes

  • Ohio State won, but did not cover the spread.
  • Lenzelle Smith Jr. accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Amir Williams and Aaron Craft) accounted for 42.4% of the rebounds.
  • Amir Williams has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 21 games this season.
  • Deshaun Thomas has 21 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 2nd 20-point game of Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s career.
  • Lenzelle Smith Jr. set career highs with a 100% field goal percentage and a 100% three-point percentage.
OSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAaron Craft391466122
B+Amir Williams28780231
BL. Smith Jr.302110002
BDeshaun Thomas401550102
CSam Thompson24251001
CLaQuinton Ross15420001
C-Evan Ravenel12031011
FShannon Scott12000001
NEB PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Andre Almeida21481131
BDavid Rivers251360001
BRay Gallegos401161101
BBrandon Ubel40683113
BDylan Talley361232001
C+Shavon Shields29630211
CBenny Parker9401001

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