Jody Victor: Indiana leads the all-time series vs. Ohio state 99-68 with the Buckeyes owning the advantage 47-34 in Columbus. The Hoosiers won both meetings a year ago. Ohio State has won three of the last five contests in the series. Sophomore Evan Turner leads the Buckeyes with 11 points a game in two career meetings vs. the Hoosiers. He averages 29 minutes a game vs. IU and is shooting 41 percent from the field (7-17) and averages 6.0 rebounds a game.
The Buckeyes are 3-2 vs. Indiana at Value City arena and coach Thad Matta is 3-5 vs. the Hoosiers during his career. Both teams enter the game unranked for the first time since the 2004-05 season when Ohio State defeated the Hoosiers 57-44 at Value city Arena (2/15/05) in Matta's first year in Columbus.
Tonight's game Ohio State (11-3, 1-2) vs. Indiana (5-10, 0-3) in the Value City Arena (19,049) will be televised by ESPN at 7 p.m.