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2012–13 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team

The 2012–13 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team represents The Ohio State University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach is Thad Matta, in his ninth season with the Buckeyes. The team plays its home games at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. They finished with a record of with a record of 29–8 overall, 13–5 in Big Ten play for a second place tie with Michigan State. They won the 2013 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament and receive an automatic bid in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament which they were defeated by Wichita State in the Elite Eight.

2012–13 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball
Buckeyes logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 7
2012–13 record29–8 (13–5 Big Ten)
Head coachThad Matta
Assistant coaches
Home arenaValue City Arena
Seasons
2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Indiana 14 4   .778     29 7   .806
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 9 Michigan State 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
No. 10 Michigan 12 6   .667     31 8   .795
No. 18 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Iowa 9 9   .500     25 13   .658
Illinois 8 10   .444     23 13   .639
Minnesota 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Purdue 8 10   .444     16 18   .471
Nebraska 5 13   .278     15 18   .455
Northwestern 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Penn State 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
2013 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Before the seasonEdit

Previous seasonEdit

The Ohio State Buckeyes began the 2011–12 season ranked #3[1] in the nation and would go on to an 8–0 start to the season, with their first loss coming at Allen Fieldhouse against the Kansas Jayhawks. Ohio State remained in the top three through the first two months of the season, until they lost their first conference game of the season on December 31 against the Indiana Hoosiers. Ohio State went 13–5 through Big Ten play and ended the season with a 25–6 record and won a share of the Big Ten regular season championship, sharing it with Michigan State and Michigan. Ohio State would end up losing in the championship game of the Big Ten tournament and enter the NCAA tournament as a #2 seed. Ohio State would go on to defeat Syracuse in the Elite Eight en route to the program's eleventh Final Four appearance. Ohio State lost to the Kansas Jayhawks in the Final Four and ended the season with a 31–8 record and #3 ranking.[2] After the season, Jared Sullinger declared for the NBA Draft after his sophomore season,[3] while Deshaun Thomas decided to return for his junior season.[4]

DeparturesEdit

Name Position Reason
William Buford Guard Graduation
Jordan Sibert Guard Transfer to Dayton[5]
Jared Sullinger Forward Entered NBA Draft[3]
J.D. Weatherspoon Forward Transfer to Toledo[6]

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Amedeo Della Valle
PG
Henderson, Nevada Findlay Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Apr 21, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 89
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: NR   Rivals: NR  ESPN: NR
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Ohio State 2012 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  • "Ohio State Buckeyes 2012 Player Commits". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2012-07-01.

RosterEdit

2012–13 Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 1 Deshaun Thomas 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Fort Wayne, Indiana
G 3 Shannon Scott 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Alpharetta, Georgia
G 4 Aaron Craft 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Findlay, Ohio
F 10 LaQuinton Ross 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Jackson, Mississippi
F 12 Sam Thompson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 14 Alex Rogers 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Cincinnati, Ohio
C 23 Amir Williams 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 250 lb (113 kg) So Birmingham, Michigan
F 30 Evan Ravenel 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Tampa, Florida
G 32 Lenzelle Smith Jr. 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Zion, Illinois
G 33 Amedeo Della Valle 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Alba, Italy
F 34 Jake Lorbach 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Elyria, Ohio
C 55 Trey McDonald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Battle Creek, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2012-11-06

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 30*
7:00 PM
No. 4 Walsh W 83–71 
Value City Arena (13,474)
Columbus, OH
Regular season
November 11*
2:00 PM
No. 4 Albany
Hall of Fame Tip Off
W 82–60  1–0
Value City Arena (13,497)
Columbus, OH
November 17*
5:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 4 vs. Rhode Island
Hall of Fame Tip Off Semifinals
W 69–58  2–0
Mohegan Sun Arena (N/A)
Uncasville, CT
November 18*
4:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 4 vs. Washington
Hall of Fame Tip Off Championship
W 77–66  3–0
Mohegan Sun Arena (N/A)
Uncasville, CT
November 23*
6:00 PM, BTN
No. 3 UMKC W 91–45  4–0
Value City Arena (17,478)
Columbus, OH
November 28*
9:30 PM, ESPN
No. 3 at No. 2 Duke
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 68–73  4–1
Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Durham, NC
December 1*
4:30 PM, BTN
No. 3 Northern Kentucky W 70–43  5–1
Value City Arena (16,548)
Columbus, OH
December 8*
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 Long Beach State W 89–55  6–1
Value City Arena (14,832)
Columbus, OH
December 12*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 Savannah State W 85–45  7–1
Value City Arena (13,848)
Columbus, OH
December 15*
12:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 UNC Asheville W 90–72  8–1
Value City Arena (15,041)
Columbus, OH
December 18*
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 7 Winthrop W 65–55  9–1
Value City Arena (13,707)
Columbus, OH
December 22*
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 No. 9 Kansas L 66–74  9–2
Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
December 29*
4:30 PM, BTN
No. 10 Chicago State W 87–44  10–2
Value City Arena (16,881)
Columbus, OH
January 2
6:30 PM, BTN
No. 8 Nebraska W 70–44  11–2 (1–0)
Value City Arena (15,900)
Columbus, OH
January 5
2:15 PM, BTN
No. 8 at No. 11 Illinois L 55–74  11–3 (1–1)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
January 8
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 at Purdue W 74–64  12–3 (2–1)
Mackey Arena (14,642)
West Lafayette, IN
January 13
1:30 PM, CBS
No. 15 No. 2 Michigan W 56–53  13–3 (3–1)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
January 19
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 at No. 18 Michigan State L 56–59  13–4 (3–2)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
January 22
6:30 PM, BTN
No. 14 Iowa W 72–63  14–4 (4–2)
Value City Arena (16,040)
Columbus, OH
January 26
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 at Penn State W 65–51  15–4 (5–2)
Bryce Jordan Center (11,212)
University Park, PA
January 29
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 Wisconsin W 58–49  16–4 (6–2)
Value City Arena (16,911)
Columbus, OH
February 2
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 11 at Nebraska W 63–56  17–4 (7–2)
Bob Devaney Sports Center (11,478)
Lincoln, NE
February 5
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 10 at No. 3 Michigan L 74–76 OT 17–5 (7–3)
Crisler Center (12,693)
Ann Arbor, MI
February 10
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 10 No. 1 Indiana L 68–81  17–6 (7–4)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
February 14
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 13 Northwestern W 69–59  18–6 (8–4)
Value City Arena (15,842)
Columbus, OH
February 17
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 13 at No. 20 Wisconsin L 49–71  18–7 (8–5)
Kohl Center (17,249)
Madison, WI
February 20
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 18 Minnesota W 71–45  19–7 (9–5)
Value City Arena (16,378)
Columbus, OH
February 24
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 18 No. 4 Michigan State W 68–60  20–7 (10–5)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
February 28
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 16 at Northwestern W 63–53  21–7 (11–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,036)
Evanston, IL
March 5
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 14 at No. 2 Indiana W 67–58  22–7 (12–5)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
March 10
12:30 PM, ESPN
No. 14 Illinois W 68–55  23–7 (13–5)
Value City Arena (19,049)
Columbus, OH
Big Ten Tournament
March 15
6:30 PM, BTN
No. 10 vs. Nebraska
Quarterfinals
W 71–50  24–7
United Center (21,229)
Chicago, IL
March 16
4:18 PM, CBS
No. 10 vs. No. 8 Michigan State
Semifinals
W 61–58  25–7
United Center (21,824)
Chicago, IL
March 17
3:30 PM, CBS
No. 10 vs. No. 22 Wisconsin
Championship
W 50–43  26–7
United Center (20,560)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
March 22*
7:15 PM, CBS
No. 7 (2 W) vs. (15 W) Iona
West Region Second Round
W 95–70  27–7
University of Dayton Arena (12,495)
Dayton, OH
March 24*
12:15 PM, CBS
No. 7 (2 W) vs. (10 W) Iowa State
West Region Third Round
W 78–75  28–7
University of Dayton Arena (12,495)
Dayton, OH
March 28*
7:47 PM, TBS
No. 7 (2 W) vs. No. 21 (6 W) Arizona
West Region Semifinal
W 73–70  29–7
Staples Center (18,232)
Los Angeles, CA
March 30*
7:10 PM, CBS
No. 7 (2 W) vs. (9 W) Wichita State
West Region Final
L 66–70  29–8
Staples Center (17,998)
Los Angeles, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time (#) during NCAA Tournament is Seed with Region W=West.

Source:[7]

RankingsEdit

Regular season polls
Poll Pre-
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Final
AP 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 10 8 15 11 14 11 10 13 18 14 10 7
Coaches 4 4 4 4 4 7 7 7 10 8 14 11 15 10 10 14 18 13 9 6
Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
(RV)   Received votes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Winn, Luke (November 1, 2011). "North Carolina, Kentucky top 2011-12 preseason power rankings". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  2. ^ "Ohio State vs. Kansas - Box Score". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Jared Sullinger entering draft". ESPN. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Smith, Erick (April 6, 2012). "Ohio State forward Deshaun Thomas returning for junior year". USA Today. Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Brennan, Pat. "Reports: Jordan Sibert to transfer to Dayton". The Lantern. Archived from the original on June 13, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Periatt, Michael. "J.D. Weatherspoon to transfer to Toledo". The Lantern. Retrieved July 1, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-06-29. Retrieved 2012-09-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)