Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball

Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
2016–17 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
University The Ohio State University
First season 1898
Conference Big Ten
Location Columbus, OH
Head coach Thad Matta (13th year)
Arena Value City Arena
(Capacity: 18,809)
Nickname Buckeyes
Student section Nuthouse
Colors Scarlet and Gray[1]
NCAA Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament runner-up
1939, 1961, 1962, 2007
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1999*, 2007, 2012
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1992, 1999*, 2007, 2012, 2013
NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1999*, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
NCAA Tournament appearances
1939, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1968, 1971, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999*, 2000*, 2001*, 2002*, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
*vacated by NCAA
Conference tournament champions
2002*, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013
Conference regular season champions
1925, 1933, 1939, 1944, 1946, 1950, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1971, 1991, 1992, 2000*, 2002*, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012

The Ohio State men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in NCAA Division I college basketball competition. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes won their only National Championship in 1960 and have made a total of 26 NCAA Tournament appearances (plus 4 appearances that were later vacated by the NCAA). The Buckeyes share a classic rivalry with the Michigan Wolverines, in which OSU has an 93–71 series lead. The Ohio State University is one of only two teams (the other being Villanova) to make an NCAA tournament appearance every decade since the 1930s.

The Buckeyes play their home games at Value City Arena in The Jerome Schottenstein Center which opened in 1998. The official capacity of the center is 19,200. Ohio State ranks 18th in the nation in average home attendance.

Thad Matta was named the head coach of Ohio State in 2004 to replace coach Jim O'Brien after being involved in supposed NCAA violations which cost Ohio State over 113 wins between 1998 and 2002.

Team history

Early years and Olsen era (1898–1958)

The first basketball team at The Ohio State University was formed in 1898, playing their first game against East High. Sparing success followed the Buckeyes throughout their time as an independent school. In the year 1912, some thirteen years after forming their first basketball team, the Buckeyes joined the Big Nine Conference, which would eventually be known as the Big Ten Conference. Within the first years in the Big Ten conference, the Buckeyes were not able to mount a sustained run and continued to waiver inside the conference standings, never finishing higher than second in the conference standings. In 1923, Harold Olsen became head coach for the Buckeyes, launching the longest basketball coaching dynasty for OSU (24 seasons) Harold Olsen began to see success at Ohio State with the Buckeyes first conference championship during the 1922–1923 season. The Olsen era is also highlighted by appearing in the final game for the first ever NCAA Championship Tournament in 1939 where the Buckeyes lost to Oregon 3346. The Buckeyes would make three more Final Four appearances under Olsen, along with winning five Big Ten championships. Following Harold Olsen as head coach Tippy Dye and Floyd Stahl made their stints with the Buckeyes. While not seeing the same amount of success as Olsen did, Dye and Stahl with one NCAA Tournament appearance between the two men. With the closing of the 1950s, the Ohio State basketball team was not considered a national powerhouse and continued to grow and develop and led to the hiring of a man who would change basketball at Ohio State and bring national fame to the university.

Success and Fred Taylor era (1959–1997)

Of all other Buckeye coaches, it was Fred Taylor who would give Ohio State basketball its greatest claim to fame. With the hiring of Taylor in 1958, not much was expected following an 11–11 season during the 1958–1959 season. However, in 1960, the second year coach, Taylor, and All-American player, Jerry Lucas, led the Buckeyes to their first NCAA Championship Title, defeating California 7555 in the final game. The 1960 championship season is the only NCAA Tournament championship that the Buckeyes have compiled since that date. Taylor's Buckeyes continued their dominance by being the runner-up the following two seasons, and making a total of five tournament appearances during Taylor's 18 seasons tenure. With the departure of his championship team, Taylor began to see teams accustomed to Ohio State basketball of the past. Taylor's last season at Ohio State in 1976 saw the Buckeyes going 6–20, the worst record only to be eclipsed by the team in 1995. Taylor also achieved seven conference titles and an impressive overall winning percentage of over 65%. Past the Taylor era, Ohio State saw Eldon Miller, Gary Williams, and Randy Ayers take the reins as head coach. Between 1976 and 1997 the Buckeyes made the NCAA Bracket only eight times, while being crowned conference champions only twice.

Jim O'Brien (1998–2003)

In 1997, Jim O'Brien was hired to replace head coach Randy Ayers. During his seven years as head coach, O'Brien drove the team to four 20+ win seasons, two Big Ten regular-season co-championships, the 2002 Big Ten Tournament Championship, and a school record four-consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. Controversy erupted when Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger fired O'Brien over alleged NCAA rules violations. A two-year NCAA investigation found that player Boban Savovic might have received improper benefits while he played for Ohio State. On March 10, 2006, the NCAA gave Ohio State three years' probation and ordered it to pay back all tournament money earned from 19992002 when Boban Savovic was on the Buckeyes' roster. In addition, Ohio State was told to remove all references to team accomplishments by the NCAA directorate from those years, regardless of how questionable, including a 1999 visit to the Final Four.

Thad Matta era (2004–present)

Current head coach Thad Matta

Thad Matta, former head coach at Butler and Xavier was hired by Ohio State in July 2004.[2] Ohio State has won 20 or more games in all of Matta's twelve seasons, received a berth in the NCAA tournament eight times, making it to the Sweet Sixteen four times and to the Final Four twice. Ohio State has also been the Big Ten regular season champions five times, Big Ten Tournament champions three times, appearing in the championship game six times. During Matta's first season at Ohio State, the Buckeyes complied a 20–12 record, highlighted by a win over top-ranked Illinois in the final game of the season, who were undefeated up until that game. Ohio State would be defeated by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, but the team was ineligible for either the NCAA or NIT tournaments due to self-imposed sanctions. The 2005–06 season opened with the Buckeyes starting 11–0 heading into Big Ten play. Ohio State would end the season with a 26–6 record and 12–4 record in conference, the Buckeye's first outright Big Ten championship since the 1991–92 season. Ohio State would go on to lose to Iowa in the Big Ten tournament championship and enter the NCAA tournament as a No. 2 seed, where they would eventually lose to No. 7 seed Georgetown 70–52 in the second round.

Matta's 2006–07 Ohio State team entered the season with the second rated recruiting class in the nation, headed by Greg Oden and Mike Conley, Jr., and ranked No. 4 in the preseason polls. Ohio State would enter conference play with an 11–2 record, with their only defeats coming at the hand of the No. 6 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 4 ranked Florida Gators, with both games on the road.[3] Ohio State's loss against No. 4 Wisconsin on January 9 would be their last loss of the regular season, with Ohio State winning 14 straight games and ending the season with a 27–3 record. Ohio State was able to defeat No. 20 Tennessee and No. 2 Wisconsin during this winning streak and end the season as the top-ranked team in the nation. Ohio State would win the Big Ten tournament, defeating Wisconsin 66–49 in the championship game, and enter the NCAA tournament as the overall No. 1 seed. Ohio State would advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time under Matta after an overtime victory against Xavier, who Matta had previously coached. A one-point victory over Tennessee and a 92–76 victory over No. 2 Memphis would advance the Buckeyes to the Final Four. Ohio State defeated Georgetown 67–60 in the national semifinal game, but would lose to the Florida Gators 84–75 in the national championship game. Both Oden and Conley would enter the NBA draft following the season, with Oden being drafted number one overall and Conley going fourth overall.

Evan "The Villan" Turner set new Big Ten records for number of career and single season Player of the Week awards during the 2009–10 season.

The 2007–08 season was a rebuilding one for the Buckeyes. Ohio State ended the season with a 19–12 record, finishing fifth in the Big Ten. Ohio State would lose to Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals and miss out on the NCAA tournament for the first time in two seasons. The Buckeyes did receive a No. 1 seed in the 2008 National Invitation Tournament, where Ohio State would defeat Massachusetts 92–85 in the championship game. Ohio State began the 2008–09 season with a 9–0 record, but would eventually finish with a record of 20–9. Ohio State would defeat Wisconsin and No. 7 Michigan State to advance to the Big Ten tournament championship, where they would be defeated by No. 24 Purdue. Ohio State's appearance in the championship game, though, would give them a berth in the NCAA tournament, where they would eventually lose to No. 9 Siena in the first round. The 2009–10 season marked Matta's sixth season at Ohio State, with the team entering the season ranked No. 17 in the nation. The Buckeyes had complied a 7–1 record before Evan Turner, who was averaging 20.6 points and 12.9 rebounds per game was injured.[4] Turner would return later in the season and help finish the season with a 24–7 record and a share of the Big Ten regular season championship. A victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament would give Matta his second Big Ten tournament title and give the Buckeyes a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. Ohio State would be defeated by the No. 6 seed Tennessee Volunteers in the Sweet Sixteen 76–73. Turner would be named the National Player of the Year and would enter the NBA Draft, where he was selected second overall.

Matta would recruit one of the top ranked recruiting classes heading into the 2010–11 season as well as retain some key seniors such as David Lighty and Jon Diebler. Ohio State was ranked No. 4 in the preseason polls and entered Big Ten conference play undefeated at 13–0, defeating the No. 9 Florida Gators and moving up to No. 2 in the nation. Ohio State would continue to dominate the opposition during the regular season, pushing their record to 24–0 and 11–0 in conference play before they lost their first game at No. 13 Wisconsin. Another loss at No. 11 Purdue would be the last loss for the Buckeyes during the regular season. Ohio State ended the season with a 29–2 record and 16–2 record in the Big Ten, winning the outright Big Ten regular season championship. Ohio State would go on to defeat Penn State for the Big Ten tournament championship, giving the Buckeyes their second tournament championship in a row and Matta's third tournament championship as head coach. Ohio State entered the NCAA tournament as the No. 1 overall seed for the second time under Matta and for the second year in a row would only advance to the Sweet Sixteen, where they were defeated by the Kentucky Wildcats 62–60. The Buckeyes, returning starters Jared Sullinger, Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft, would enter the 2011–12 season ranked No. 3 in the nation. Ohio State entered Big Ten play with a 12–1 record, only losing at No. 13 Kansas, without Sullinger. Ohio State finished the season winning a share of the Big Ten regular season championship and being defeated by Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament championship. Ohio State received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and would advance to the Final Four for the second time under Matta after a 77–70 victory over No. 1 seed Syracuse. The Buckeye's season would end with a loss to the Kansas Jayhawks, 64–62, in the Final Four. Following the season Sullinger entered the NBA Draft and was taken 21st overall.

Thad Matta's record at Ohio State

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Thad Matta (Big Ten Conference) (2004–present)
2004–05 Ohio State 20–12 8–8 6th
2005–06 Ohio State 26–6 12–4 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2006–07 Ohio State 35–4 15–1 1st NCAA Runner-up
2007–08 Ohio State 24–13 10–8 5th NIT Champions
2008–09 Ohio State 22–11 10–8 T–4th NCAA 1st Round
2009–10 Ohio State 29–8 14–4 T–1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2010–11 Ohio State 34–3 16–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2011–12 Ohio State 31–8 13–5 T–1st NCAA Final Four
2012–13 Ohio State 29–7 13–5 T–2nd NCAA Elite 8
2013–14 Ohio State 25–10 10–8 T–4th NCAA 1st Round
2014–15 Ohio State 24–11 11–7 6th NCAA 2nd Round
2015–16 Ohio State 21–14 11–7 7th NIT 2nd Round
Thad Matta: 320–108 143–67
Total: 320–108 (.748)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


St. John Arena

The Ohio State Buckeyes presently play their home games in 19,200-seat Jerome Schottenstein Center. The first official home court for the Buckeyes was the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum. Constructed in 1918, the Buckeyes called this arena home between the years 1920 to 1955. The facility had a capacity of 7,000 people.

In 1955, a new facility was built on the campus of Ohio State named the St. John Arena named after Lynn St. John, an Ohio State basketball coach and athletic director. This building, while hosting the men's basketball team, also hosted (and still to this day hosts) volleyball, gymnastics, and wrestling. The capacity of St. John Arena is 13,276. This building is the only Buckeye arena to serve as home for an Ohio State men's basketball championship team in 1960.

With the aging St. John Arena over 40 years old, the Ohio State University decided to build the Schottenstein Center to hold men's and women's basketball as well as hockey. The 770,000 sq foot arena was completed in 1998 and seats 19,500 for basketball games.

Ohio State completed a $19 million renovation to the Schottenstein Center in 2013 that includes updated locker rooms for the Men's and Women's Basketball teams, a new training room with hydrotherapy pools, a new weight room, and a new practice gym to complement the existing gym.

During the team's formative years the Buckeyes played their home games at the Armory. Built in 1897 at a cost of $115,000, the massive brick medieval style building was demolished in 1958 after damage caused by a fire.[5] From 1897 to 1917 the Buckeyes used the building known as "Drill Hall" or "The Gymnasium" as their home court, only being asked to leave due to the outbreak of World War I. The teams overall record at the Armory was 178-104. In 1919, without a definite home, the team played some of their games at Indianola Park as well as the Coliseum and the Armory. Finally, in 1920, the team officially moved to the Ohio State Fairgrounds and played in the their home games at the Ohio Expo Center Coliseum. During their time at the Coliseum, the Buckeyes played in five national title games.[6]


The Buckeyes have had 14 coaches in their 110-year history. Their current head coach is Thad Matta, who was hired in 2004, and has led the Buckeyes to five NCAA tournament appearances and two final four appearances during the 2006-07 and 2011-2012 seasons. The only Ohio State coach to win a national championship was Fred Taylor in 1960.

Coach Years Overall record
Unknown 1899–1901 21–11
No team 1902
D.C. Huddleson 1903–1904 15–6
Unknown 1905–1908 33–14
Tom Kibler 1909–1910 22–2
Sox Raymond 1911 7–2
Lynn St. John 1912–1919 80–69
George Trautman 1920–1922 10–26
Harold Olsen 1923–1946 275–205
Tippy Dye 1947–1950 53–34
Floyd Stahl 1951–1958 84–92
Fred Taylor 1959–1976 297–158
Eldon Miller 1977–1986 174–120
Gary Williams 1987–1989 59–41
Randy Ayers 1990–1997 124–108
Jim O'Brien 1998–2004 132–88
Thad Matta 2005–present 317–105
Head coaches: 14

Current coaching staff

Name Position
Thad Matta Head Coach
Dave Dickerson Associate Head coach
Greg Paulus Assistant coach
Dave Richardson Strength and Conditioning
Vince O'Brien Athletic Trainer
David Egelhoff Director of Basketball Operations
Jake Diebler Video Coordinator
Kyle Davis Recruiting and Operations Coordinator


NCAA National Championships

Season Coach Opponent Score Site Overall Record Big Ten Record
1959–60 Fred Taylor California 75–55 San Francisco, CA 25–3 13–1
National Championships 1
1960 NCAA Tournament Results
Round Opponent Score
Semifinals Western Kentucky 98–79
Regional Finals Georgia Tech 86–69
Final Four NYU 76–54
Championship California 75–55

Final Four History

1939–Finalist 1944–Semifinalist 1945–Semifinalist 1946–Semifinalist
1960–Champion 1961–Finalist 1962–Finalist 1968–Semifinalist
1999–Semifinalist (vacated) 2007–Finalist 2012–Semifinalist

NCAA Tournament Seeding History

The NCAA began seeding the tournament with the 1979 edition.

Years → '80 '82 '83 '85 '87 '90 '91 '92 '06 '07 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15
Seeds → 4834981131821*22610

NCAA Tournament results

Year Round Opponent Score
1939 Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship Game
Wake Forest
W 64–52
W 53–36
L 33–46
1944 Elite Eight
Final Four
W 57–47
L 53–60
1945 Elite Eight
Final Four
New York University
W 45–37
L 65–70
1946 Elite Eight
Final Four
Regional 3rd Place Game
North Carolina
W 46–38
L 57–60
W 63–45
1950 Elite Eight
3rd Place Game
City College of New York
Holy Cross
L 55–56
W 72–52
1960 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship Game
Western Kentucky
Georgia Tech
New York University
W 98–79
W 86–69
W 76–54
W 75–55
1961 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship Game
Saint Joseph's
W 56–55
W 87–44
W 95–69
L 65–70
1962 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship Game
Western Kentucky
Wake Forest
W 93–73
W 74–64
W 84–68
L 59–71
1968 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
3rd Place Game
East Tennessee State
North Carolina
W 79–72
W 82–81
L 80–66
W 89–85
1971 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Western Kentucky
W 60–59
L 78–81
1980 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Arizona State
W 89–75
L 68–72
1982 First Round James Madison L 48–55
1983 Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
North Carolina
W 79–74
L 51–64
1985 First Round
Second Round
Iowa State
Louisiana Tech
W 75–64
L 67–79
1987 First Round
Second Round
W 91–77
L 79–82
1990 First Round
Second Round
W 84–83
L 65–76
1991 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Georgia Tech
St. John's
W 97–86
W 65–61
L 74–91
1992 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Mississippi Valley State
North Carolina
W 83–56
W 78–55
W 80–73
L 71–75
2006 First Round
Second Round
W 70–60
L 52–70
2007 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Championship Game
Central Connecticut State
W 78–57
W 78–71
W 85–84
W 92–76
W 67–60
L 75–84
2009 First Round Siena L 72–74
2010 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
UC Santa Barbara
Georgia Tech
W 68–51
W 75–66
L 73–76
2011 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Texas–San Antonio
George Mason
W 75–46
W 98–66
L 60–62
2012 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
Loyola (MD)
W 78–59
W 73–66
W 81–76
W 77–70
L 62–64
2013 Second Round
Third Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Iowa State
Wichita State
W 95–70W 78–75
W 73–70
L 66–70
2014 Second Round Dayton L 59–60
2015 Second Round
Third Round
W 75–72OT
L 58–73


NIT results

The Buckeyes are two time NIT champions (1986, 2008).

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 First Round
Second Round
3rd Place Game
St. Joseph's
W 80–66
W 79–72
L 55–64
L 86–96
1984 First Round Xavier L 57–60
1986 First Round
Second Round
Louisiana Tech
W 65–62
W 71–65
W 79–68
W 79–66
W 73–63
1988 First Round
Second Round
Old Dominion
Cleveland State
New Mexico
Colorado State
W 86–73
W 86–80
W 68–65
W 64–62
L 67–72
1989 First Round
Second Round
St. John's
W 81–70
W 85–74
L 80–83
1993 First Round Miami (OH) L 53–56
2003 First Round Georgia Tech L 58–72
2008 First Round
Second Round
Ole Miss
W 84–66
W 73–56
W 74–63
W 81–69
W 92–85
2016 First Round
Second Round
W 72–63
L 66–74

Big Ten Tournament Championships

Ohio State has won 4 Big Ten Tournament championships since its inception during the 1997–98 season. Ohio State won their first title in 2002 under Jim O'Brien (later vacated), while winning 4 under current head coach Thad Matta. Under Matta, the Buckeyes have appeared in the Big Ten Tournament championship five consecutive seasons from 2009 to 2013. Ohio State is the most recent champion of the Big Ten Tournament, winning it during the 2012–13 season.

Season Coach Opponent Score Site Overall Record Big Ten Record
2006–07 Thad Matta Wisconsin 66–49 Chicago, IL 35–4 15–1
2009–10 Thad Matta Minnesota 90–61 Indianapolis, IN 29–8 14–4
2010–11 Thad Matta Penn State 71–60 Indianapolis, IN 34–3 16–2
2012–13 Thad Matta Wisconsin 50–43 Chicago, IL 26–7 13–5
Big Ten Tournament Championships 4

Big Ten Regular Season Championships

Season Coach Overall Record Big Ten Record
1924–25 Harold Olsen 14–2 11–1
1932–33 Harold Olsen 17–3 10–2
1938–39 Harold Olsen 16–7 9–2
1943–44 Harold Olsen 15–6 10–2
1945–46 Harold Olsen 16–5 10–2
1949–50 Tippy Dye 22–4 12–1
1959–60 Fred Taylor 25–3 13–1
1960–61 Fred Taylor 27–1 14–0
1961–62 Fred Taylor 26–2 13–1
1962–63 Fred Taylor 20–4 11–3
1963–64 Fred Taylor 16–8 11–3
1967–68 Fred Taylor 21–8 10–4
1970–71 Fred Taylor 20–6 13–1
1990–91 Randy Ayers 27–4 15–3
1991–92 Randy Ayers 26–6 15–3
2005–06 Thad Matta 26–6 12–4
2006–07 Thad Matta 34–4 15–1
2009–10 Thad Matta 29–8 14–4
2010–11 Thad Matta 34–3 16–2
2011–12 Thad Matta 31–8 13–5
Big Ten Regular Season Championships 20

Record vs. Big Ten opponents

The Ohio State Buckeyes lead the all-time series vs. eight Big Ten opponents. Two of the all-time series are within three games. These records DO NOT include vacated games (e.g. Purdue does count all their games played against Ohio State and trail the series 89-85 according to their records. Iowa counts all games played against OSU and the series is tied 78-78 according to their records). [8] [9]

Opponent Wins Losses Pct. Streak
Illinois 71 101 .413 OSU 6
Indiana 77 104 .425 IU 1
Iowa 73 76 .490 OSU 1
Michigan 95 76 .556 OSU 1
Michigan State 55 67 .451 MSU 5
Minnesota 84 56 .600 OSU 4
Nebraska 13 3 .800 OSU 3
Northwestern 117 45 .722 OSU 12
Penn State 33 14 .702 OSU 4
Purdue 83 85 .494 Purdue 1
Wisconsin 86 69 .555 Wisconsin 2
Maryland 5 4 .556 Maryland 2
Rutgers 3 1 .750 OSU 3


Consensus All-American selections

*National Player of the Year

Big Ten Player of the Year

Big Ten Coach of the Year

First-Team All-Big Ten

Harold "Cookie" Cunningham (1925) Johnny Miner (1925) Adam Bales (1926) Bill Hunt (1927) Wes Fesler (1931)
Bill Hosket Sr. (1933) Howard Mattison (1933) Tippy Dye (1936, 1937) Bob Lynch (1939)
Jimmy Hull (1939) Dick Fisher (1941) Arnold "Smokes" Risen (1944) Don Grate (1944, 1945)
Jack Underman (1946) Paul Huston (1946) Dick Schnittker (1949, 1950) Bob Donham (1950)
Paul Ebert (1952, 1953, 1954) Robin Freeman (1955, 1956) Frank Howard (1957, 1958) Jerry Lucas (1960, 1961, 1962)
Larry Siegfried (1961) John Havlicek (1961, 1962) Gary Bradds (1963, 1964) Bill Hosket Jr. (1967, 1968)
Dave Sorenson (1969, 1970) Jim Cleamons (1971) Luke Witte (1971) Allan Hornyak (1971, 1972, 1973)
Kelvin Ransey (1978, 1979, 1980) Herb Williams (1980) Clark Kellogg (1982) Tony Campbell (1983, 1984)
Brad Sellers (1986) Dennis Hopson (1987) Jay Burson (1989) Jim Jackson (1991, 1992)
Scoonie Penn (1999, 2000) Michael Redd (2000) Ken Johnson (2001) Brian Brown (2002)
Terence Dials (2006) Mike Conley, Jr. (2007) Greg Oden (2007) Evan Turner (2009, 2010)
Jared Sullinger (2011, 2012)

All award data taken from[10]

All-time statistical leaders

Career leaders

Points Scored: Dennis Hopson (2,096)
Assists: Aaron Craft (579)
Rebounds: Jerry Lucas (1,411)
Steals: Aaron Craft (208)

Single-season leaders

Points Scored: Dennis Hopson (958, 1987)
Assists: Mike Conley, Jr. (238, 2007)
Rebounds: Jerry Lucas (499, 1962)
Steals: Aaron Craft (98, 2012)

Single-game leaders

Points Scored: Gary Bradds (49, 1964)
Assists: Shannon Scott (16, 2014)
Rebounds: Frank Howard (32, 1956)
Steals: Troy Taylor (8, 1983)

All statistical data taken from.[11]

Notable players

Evan Turner, Ohio State Buckeyes forward and 2010 National Player of the Year
Jerry Lucas, Ohio State Buckeyes center and 2-time National Player of the Year (1961-62)
Name Position Seasons Notes
Gary Bradds F 1961-64 1964 AP Player of the Year
1964 UPI College Player of the Year
1964 Adolph Rupp Trophy Winner
1962-63 Consensus Second Team All-American
1963-64 Consensus First Team All-American
2x Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball (Big Ten MVP) (1963–64)
ABA Champion (1969)
1963 Pan American Games Men's Basketball Gold Medalist
Wes Fesler G 1928-31 1930-31 Consensus First Team All-American
Robin Freeman G 1953-56 1954-55 Consensus Second Team All-American
1955-56 Consensus First Team All-American
1956 Chicago Tribune Silver Basketball
Jimmy Hull F 1938-39 1938-39 Consensus First Team All-American
1939 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player
Jim Jackson G 1989-92 1992 UPI College Player of the Year
2× Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (1991–1992)
2× Consensus First Team All-American (1991–1992)
1991 Pan American Games Men's Basketball Bronze Medalist
Jerry Lucas C 1959-62 2× AP Player of the Year (1961–1962)
2× NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (1960–1961)
3× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1960–1962)
NCAA Champion (1960)
NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
NBA Champion (1973)
7× NBA All-Star (1964–1969, 1971)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1965)
3× All-NBA First Team (1965–1966, 1968)
2× All-NBA Second Team (1964, 1967)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1964)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1964)
Dick Schnittker F 1948-50 1950 Consensus First Team All-American
2x NBA Champion (1953, 1954)
Evan Turner F 2007-10 Consensus First Team All-American (2010)
2010 National Player of the Year (AP, NABC, Naismith, Robertson, Wooden)
Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (2010)
Big Ten Tournament MVP (2010)
Aaron Craft G 2010-14 2014 NABC National Defensive Player of the Year
2014 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
2014 All-Big Ten Defensive Team
2014 First Team Academic All-America/All-America of the Year
2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team
2013 Preston V. McMurry Scholar Athlete Citizenship Award
2013 McMurry Award recipient
2013 Big Ten Tournament MVP
2013 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
2013 USBWA All-District V Team
2013 First Team All-Big Ten (media)
2013 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
2013 First Team Academic All-American/All-America of the Year
2012 NCAA Elite 89 Award
2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year
2012 First Team Academic All-American
2012 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
2012 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
2011 Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year
2011 Big Ten All-Defensive Team
2011 Big Ten All-Freshman Team

Retired numbers


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