Ohio State-Nebraska Postgame Notes

March 15, 2013

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Ohio State

  • Three Buckeyes scored in double figures: junior forward Deshaun Thomas (19), sophomore forward Sam Thompson (19) and sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross (11).
  • Thompson scored a career-high 19 points and made a career-best three 3-point field goals.
  • Thomas has scored in double figures in all 31 games this season.
  • Craft's eight assists tied a season best and are the most for a Buckeye in Big Ten Tournament history. Craft now has 500 assists for his career.
  • Ross tied a career best with three three-point field goals.
  • Ohio State is 20-9 all-time in the Big Ten Tournament. The Buckeyes have won seven of their last eight quarterfinal games and 16 of their last 20 games in the tournament overall.
  • Head coach Thad Matta owns a 17-5 record in the Big Ten Tournament. He has the highest winning percentage (77.3 percent) and the second-most tournament wins (17) of any conference coach in history.
  • Matta has compiled a record of 48-12 as a head coach in March, the fourth-best record by percentage (80 percent) among active coaches.
  • The Buckeyes opened the second half with a 26-5 run covering 7:59 minutes of play.
  • Trailing 15-6 at the 16:03 mark of the first half, Ohio State held Nebraska scoreless during a 12-0 run covering 8:38 of play to take the lead.
  • Ohio State's bench outscored the Cornhuskers' bench by a 21-7 margin.


  • Senior forward Brandon Ubel led Nebraska with 16 points. It was the 40th double-digit scoring game of his career and the sixth time this season and 11th time in his career he has led the Cornhuskers in scoring. Ubel averaged 16.0 points per game in two Big Ten Tournament games this year.
  • Ubel shot 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the field.
  • Freshman forward Shavon Shields finished with 14 points for a total of 33 in two Big Ten Tournament games, an average of 16.5 points per game. Shields shot 54.5 percent in the game (6-for-11) and 60.8 percent (14-for-23) for the tournament.
  • It was a tale of two halves for the Cornhuskers. In the first half they jumped out to a 14-6 lead to start the game, led by five points from Dylan Talley. The second half saw them go scoreless for the first 5:05 of action.
  • More than half (28 of 50) of Nebraska's points came in the paint.
  • The Cornhuskers lost for just the fourth time in 13 outings this season when outrebounding an opponent. They won the battle of the boards 28-25 tonight.