Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Northwestern vs. Ohio State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Northwestern 59
(13-12, 5-5 away)
(13) Ohio State 69
(18-6, 14-2 home)
Venue: Value City Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Northwestern 30 29 59
Ohio State 30 39 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Northwestern T Demps 16 M Turner 4 M Turner 8
Ohio State D Thomas 22 A Williams 8 A Craft 6

No. 13 Ohio State outrebounded Northwestern 41-21 and came out on top against the Wildcats 69-59 in Big Ten action on Thursday, Feb. 14. The Buckeyes were led by Deshaun Thomas, who put up a game-high 22 points and seven rebounds. Aaron Craft also had a strong showing, scoring seven points and adding six assists (3 Reb 3 Stl). For the Wildcats, Tre Demps finished with a career-high 16 points. Next up for Ohio State (18-6, 8-4 Big Ten) is 20th-ranked Wisconsin (17-8, 8-4 Big Ten) on Sunday, Feb. 17 on the road.

Ohio State Game Notes

  • Ohio State started 18-6 during the 2009, 2001, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Buckeyes have won every game this season (6-0) after recording 41 or more rebounds.
  • Ohio State has won 88 percent of the time this season (7-1) after committing nine or fewer turnovers.
  • OSU has won 93 percent of the time this season (13-1) when opponents record 59 or fewer total points.
  • This season Ohio State has won 100 percent of the time (11-0) when Lenzelle Smith Jr. has 12 points or more, 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Aaron Craft plays 39 minutes or more, and 76 percent of the time (16-5) when Deshaun Thomas has six field goals made or more.
  • The Buckeyes have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Ohio State has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games.
  • This is the 15th game at home this season--OSU has a 18.4 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Deshaun Thomas recorded a team season high in free throws made with 10 and free throws attempted with 12.
  • Deshaun Thomas accounted for 31.8 percent of the team's points.
  • Deshaun Thomas has led the team in scoring in 19 out of 24 games this season.
  • Amir Williams has led the team in rebounding in four out of 24 games this season.
  • This marks the 25th 20-point game of Deshaun Thomas's career.
  • Deshaun Thomas has 24 straight double-digit point games.
  • Deshaun Thomas had a career high with 10 free throws made.
  • Shannon Scott had a career high with seven rebounds.

Northwestern Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Tre Demps and Kale Abrahamson) accounted for 49.1 percent of the points.
  • Reggie Hearn has led the team in rebounding four times in 25 games this season.
  • Reggie Hearn has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for Kale Abrahamson.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Mike Turner.
NU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ATre Demps321613100
B+Kale Abrahamson341331000
BMike Turner25448003
BReggie Hearn371241001
BDave Sobolewski401022201
CNikola Cerina15220100
D+A. Marcotullio17202002
OSU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADeshaun Thomas352271001
AAaron Craft39736301
B+Amir Williams221080101
B+L. Smith Jr.301262001
BSam Thompson231131010
BShannon Scott26575113
-Evan Ravenel8020010
D-LaQuinton Ross13010012
-Trey McDonald4200000

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