Jody Victor: More Buckeye Basketball news from osu.edu. With the win over Indiana Dec. 31, Thad Matta has led Ohio State to its first 14-0 start to a season over his seven-year tenure in Columbus. The Buckeyes started 11-0 in 2005-06.
Thad Matta has directed Ohio State to at least 10 wins during non-conference play in each of his seven seasons in Columbus. Matta is 90-17 vs. non-conference competition at Ohio State and 80-37 vs. Big Ten foes (regular season and Big Ten tournament games) for an overall record of 170-54. In 11 seasons as a head coach (1 at Butler, 3 at Xavier and 7 at Ohio State) Matta is 84-39 vs. the Big Ten. He has winning records vs. eight league teams – 8-3 vs. Illinois, 8-5 vs. Indiana, 7-4 vs. Iowa, 11-2 vs. Michigan, 6-5 vs. Minnesota, 9-1 vs. Northwestern, 12-0 vs. Penn State, 10-5 vs. Purdue, is tied with Michigan State (6-6) and is 7-8 vs. Wisconsin.