San Antonio: Ohio State Newsy Notes

By - March 24, 2007

Some newsy notes from today's South Regional final:

  • Ohio State improved its record to 34-3 with the 92-76 win against Memphis, extending the school's single-season record for victories. The previous mark (27) had been shared by the 1961 and 1999 teams.

  • The Buckeyes have won 21 games in a row. The school record of 32 was set by the 1960 (five wins to close out the season) and 1961 teams (27 wins to start the season). The current streak began with a 68-66 win over Tennessee on Jan. 13 in Columbus.

  • Ohio State is now 12-3 all-time against teams from Conference USA.

  • The Buckeyes are going to the Final Four for the first time since 1999 and the 10th time overall. Ohio State played in the very first NCAA finals in 1939 and finished as runners-up to Oregon.

  • Thad Matta's record with the Buckeyes now stands at 80-21 in three seasons in Columbus. His overall record in seven seasons is 182-52. This will be his first trip to the Final Four.

  • Each of Matta's seven teams have won at least 20 games. This is his first 30-win season and he has averaged 26 wins a year.

  • Matta has taken all six of his eligible teams to the NCAA Tournament, where his record is 11-5.

  • Mike Conley, Jr., the true freshman who garnered MOP honors for the South Regional, owns the Ohio State single-season records for steals (83) and assists (226).

  • Ohio State is now 59-4 when ranked No. 1 in the polls.

  • Ron Lewis is averaging 24.0 points in NCAA Tournament play. He has made 24-of-46 field goal attempts, including 12-of-26 shots from three-point range.

  • Ohio State is now 22-1 this year when scoring more than 70 points.

  • The 92 points by OSU is the second-highest point total for the Buckeyes this season, surpassed only by 103 in the season opener against VMI.

Posted by at 07:59 PM on March 24, 2007

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