Postgame Notes: No. 9 Kansas 74, No. 7 Ohio State 66

Jody Victor: Here’s some Buckeye basketball news from and

? Saturday?s contest marked the 10th meeting all-time between Ohio State and Kansas. The Jayhawks hold a 7-3 advantage in the series and have won five games in a row.
? With the loss, OSU falls to 25-24 all-time against members of the Big 12 Conference.
? The game was the last on the current Value City arena court for Ohio State. A new court will be installed prior to the Dec. 29 contest vs. Chicago State.
? The loss snapped Ohio State?s 39-game non-conference winning streak at Value City Arena, the fifth longest in the nation. The last loss prior to Saturday?s contest was Dec. 27, 2008 vs. West Virginia.
? Saturday?s game was the first sellout of the season at Value City Arena. Ohio State owns a 57-16 record in sellouts at VCA. The Buckeyes are 20-9 all-time in sellouts vs. AP ranked teams at the arena and 10-4 vs. the AP Top 10.

? Ohio State shot a season-low 30.8 percent (20-65) for the game, 25 percent in the second half (9-36).
? The Buckeyes trailed at the half for the first time this season (37-35).
? Trailing 23-17 at the 10:10 mark of the first half, the Buckeyes used a 14-0 run over the next 3:59 to take a 31-23 lead. Kansas responded with a 14-4 run to close the half.
? Kansas shot 51 percent from the field (25-49), the first OSU opponent to shoot 50 percent or better against the Buckeyes this season.
? Ohio State scored 23 points off of 19 Kansas turnovers, a season high for the Jayhawks.
? The Buckeyes held a 25-8 advantage in bench points. The OSU bench has outscored opponents 256-138 this season.
? Ohio State owned a 26-18 advantage in second chance points.
? As a ranked team (AP), No. 7 Ohio State is 435-118 all-time. Ohio State is 314-69 when ranked in the Top 10.
? The Buckeyes have an all-time record of 147-233 vs. ranked opponents in the Associated Press Top 25. That includes a mark of 62-116 vs. Top 10 foes.
? In games when both teams enter with a Top 25 ranking, Ohio State is 67-59 all-time.


Jody Victor