Ohio State-Michigan Postgame Notes




March 11, 2012

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Ohio State Notes

  • Ohio State's eight straight Big Ten Tournament wins, which started in the 2010 tournament, marks the longest streak in tournament history. Iowa previously held the record with seven consecutive victories from 2001-02.
  • Ohio State set a Big Ten Tournament record by advancing to the championship game for the fourth year in a row.
  • William Buford advances to the Big Ten Tournament title game for the fourth time in his career, becoming the first player in Big Ten history to do so.
  • Ohio State, which has won the past two titles, advanced to its third consecutive Big Ten Tournament title game.
  • Ohio State is 2-0 as No. 3 seed, 7-0 in the semifinals, and 19-8 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, having won 15 of their last 18 tournament games.
  • Ohio State becomes the fourth No. 3 seed to advance to the Big Ten Tournament title game.
  • Ohio State is 4-0 against Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament, and has knocked out Michigan in the past three Big Ten Tournaments.
  • Ohio State is 24-1 when leading at halftime.
  • Ohio State began the game on a 16-3 run. The run ended at the 11:01 mark in the first half.
  • Aaron Craft's three steals in the game Saturday gave him 152 steals for his career. He is now ninth on Ohio State's career steals list.
  • Deshaun Thomas' two steals tied a career high.

Michigan Notes

  • Michigan was eliminated by Ohio State from the Big Ten Tournament for the third year in a row and dropped to 0-4 all-time against the Buckeyes in the event.
  • The Wolverines are 0-3 in the semifinals and 8-13 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • UM fell to a lower seeded team in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time under head coach John Beilein, who owns a 5-5 overall record in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • The 22-point loss marks the largest margin of defeat for Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament and this season.
  • Michigan recorded season lows for field goals (17), field goal percentage (.309) and three-point field goal percentage (.160).
  • Corey Person scored a career-high seven points in three minutes.

Session Note

  • Session V attendance was 18,451.