Jody Victor: This Wednesday's game will take place at Iowa (8-12, 2-5) in the Carver-Hawkeye Arena. It will be televised on the Big Ten Network and OSU Radio Network. Game time is 8:30 p.m. ET.
David Lighty has 797 career points in 103 career games (7.7 ppg.). with three more points he will join classmates Evan Turner (1,147 career pts./84 games) and Jon Diebler (855/61) on the Ohio State roster in the 800 club. With another 158 points, the Buckeyes could add William Buford (53 games) to the group.
Junior Evan Turner was selected as the Big Ten's Player of the week for the fourth time this season Jan. 18 after leading the buckeyes to wins at No. 6 Purdue and at home vs. No. 13 Wisconsin the previous week. Turner poured in a career-high 32 points against the Boilermakers Jan. 13, including 23 second-half points, to lead a come-from-behind effort in West Lafayette, where Purdue was previously unbeaten. Despite missing 14 first-half minutes vs. the Badgers because of foul trouble Jan. 16, Turner contributed 15 points to help the Buckeyes avenge an early season loss to Wisconsin, in which he did not play, in Madison.
Ohio State is 4-4 vs. ranked teams in the Associated Press Top 25 this season and 4-2 with a full roster. Evan Turner missed six games this season with a back injury. Ohio State was 3-3 in those games, including an 0-2 mark vs. ranked foes. Turner averages 23.2 points and 9.8 rebounds vs. six ranked opponents this season (North Carolina, California, Florida State, Purdue, Wisconsin and West Virginia). He is connecting on 54 percent of his shots (52-97) and has 25 assists, four blocks and eight steals.