Ohio State-Penn State Postgame Notes




March 13, 2011

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  • The fifth session attendance was 15,770. Total attendance for the tournament was 86,767 (an average of 17,353 for the five sessions).
  • This marks the second time in three years and in history that the same two schools have played in the championship game in both the men's and women's Big Ten Basketball Tournaments. In 2009, Purdue and Ohio State met in the title game of both.
  • Ohio State is the third team in history to sweep the women's and men's Big Ten Tournament titles, joining Iowa in 2001 and Ohio State in 2010.
  • Teams totaled 163 total turnovers in the 2011 Big Ten Tournament, an average of just 8.2 per team.

OHIO STATE

  • Ohio State wins its third Big Ten Tournament title, the most of any team.
  • The Buckeyes join Michigan State as the only teams that have won back-to-back Big Ten Tournaments. The Spartans accomplished that feat in 1999 and 2000.
  • Ohio State has won six straight games, 11 of its last 13 and 13 of its last 16 games at the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes advanced to the championship game for the fifth time in the last six years.
  • Ohio State ties the 2005 Illinois team for the most wins by a Big Ten team entering the NCAA tournament (32) and it marks the second-fewest losses by any Big Ten team heading to the NCAA tourney since Indiana entered the 1976 event undefeated (Illinois was 32-1 during the 2005 regular season). For Ohio State, only the 1961-62 team posted a regular season record with fewer losses (23-1).
  • The 32 wins are the most by Ohio State entering the NCAA Tournament and the second-most for a season overall. Ohio State was 30-3 during the 2006-07 regular season en route to a 35-4 overall mark and a runner-up finish in the NCAA tournament.
  • The Buckeyes have won 47 of their last 51 games overall.
  • Ohio State has a 17-8 record in the Big Ten Tournament, the second most wins in the history of the tournament.
  • Ohio State is 11-2 as the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Thad Matta is 14-4 in the Big Ten Tournament, the best winning percentage by any coach in the history of the tournament (.778).
  • Jared Sullinger posted his 17th double-double of the season, his 18th double-digit rebounding game and his 31st double-digit scoring game of the year.
  • Sullinger amassed 10 rebounds against Penn State, giving him 41 for the tournament, the most by an Ohio State player (bettering Greg Oden's 37 in 2007) in a single Big Ten Tournament and tied for third by any player in Big Ten Tournament history behind Iowa's Reggie Evans, who had 51 in 2001 and 44 in 2002.
  • Sullinger was 25-for-38 from the free throw line for the tournament. The 25 made free throws are the second most in tournament history while the 38 free-throw attempts are the most by a player in a single Big Ten Tournament.
  • Ohio State established a Big Ten Tournament championship game record for blocked shots with eight, breaking the old mark of seven set by Purdue vs. Ohio State in 2009. Those eight blocks are also tied for the fifth most by a team in any Big Ten Tournament game.
  • The Buckeyes tied the record for most blocks by a team in a Big Ten Tournament with 21, tying Ohio State's mark from 2007.
  • Jon Diebler made a three-pointer for the 50th consecutive game.
  • Ohio State posted 120 rebounds in the tournament, the eighth most by a team in a single Big Ten Tournament.
  • Moving up the Ohio State scoring list are - Diebler, passing Jerry Francis (1,486) for 17th, now with 1,493; David Lighty, passing Larry Bolden (1,408) for 21st, now with 1,413; and William Buford, tying Brent Darby for 24th with 1,368.

PENN STATE

  • Penn State is 9-14 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament, and made its first appearance in a Big Ten Tournament final.
  • Penn State is 1-3 vs. Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament.
  • Talor Battle played in every single minute in this year's Big Ten Tournament (160). It marks the 15th time this season he has played all 40 minutes in a game and eighth time in the last nine games.
  • Battle moved into second on Penn State's Big Ten Tournament career scoring leaders list (106). Battle also moved into fourth on Penn State's Big Ten Tournament single-game scoring list (24).
  • Battle passed Joe Carroll for 11th on the Big Ten's all-time scoring list (2,190).
  • Battle passed Jarrett Stephens for second on Penn State's season scoring list (664).
  • Battle moved into sole possession of second on Penn State's career 3-pointers made list (312) and moved to second on Penn State's season 3-pointers made list (101).
  • Battle passed Tom Hovasse for 14th on Penn State's career rebounding list (623).
  • Battle recorded his 47th career 20+ point game and 17th of the season.
  • Battle passed Reggie Evans for sixth on the Big Ten Tournament single tournament points scored list (70).
  • Battle moved into a three-way tie for second in three-point field goals (14) for a single tournament and first on the three-point field goals attempted (38) lists for a single tournament.
  • Battle moved into a four-way tie for ninth on the Big Ten Tournament single game field-goal attempts list (20) and first on the Big Ten Tournament single tournament attempts list (66).
  • Jeff Brooks passed Jan Jagla for ninth on Penn State's season blocks list (46).
  • Brooks posted his 23rd double-digit scoring performance of the season.
  • Tim Frazier passed Tom Wilkinson for fourth on PSU's season assists list (166).
  • Frazier moved into a four-way tie for sixth on the Big Ten Tournament single tournament assists list (20).
  • Penn State moved into fifth on the Big Ten Tournament team rebounds list (135).