Court Report: Buckeyes face Nebraska in B1G quarterfinals on National Pi Day

This afternoon, the 24th-ranked and fifth-seed Ohio State Buckeyes take on the No. 4-seed Nebraska Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tip-off at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is scheduled for approximately 2:30 p.m. ET.

Ohio State guard Aaron Craft (4) goes up for a shot against Purdue forward Errick Peck in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 63-61. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ohio State guard Aaron Craft (4) goes up for a shot against Purdue forward Errick Peck in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big Ten Conference tournament Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Indianapolis. Ohio State won 63-61. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Yesterday, junior forward LaQuinton Ross scored 19 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead Ohio State to a 63-61 win over No. 12-seed Purdue in the first round of the tournament. Nebraska, with the fourth-seed, had a first round bye.

TV and Radio:

The game will be televised on ESPN with Mike Tirico and Dan Dakich. On your terrestrial radio dial, WBNS-FM 97.1 The Fan is the flagship station for the 56 outlets on the Ohio State IMG Sports Network. Paul Keels will call the play-by-play with analysis from Ron Stokes. The game can also be heard live via satellite on Sirius 91 and XM 91.

March 14: National &#928 Day

To honor senior guard Aaron Craft, the student-athlete, on Nationjal Pi Day, The Ohio State University posted a YouTube video as Aaron’s recited the entire number correctly.

That can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09TlXJ1FSqc.

LIVE BRACKET

TEAM ROSTERS

NO. 24/24 OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
24-8, 10-8 Big Ten
NO NAME POS HT WT CL
2 Marc Loving F 6-7 215 FR
3 Shannon Scott G 6-1 185 JR
4 Aaron Craft G 6-2 195 SR
10 LaQuinton Ross F 6-8 220 JR
12 Sam Thompson F 6-7 200 JR
15 Kam Williams G 6-2 175 FR
23 Amir Williams C 6-11 250 JR
24 Andrew Goldstein G 6-3 200 JR
32 Lenzelle Smith Jr. G 6-4 210 SR
33 Amedeo Della Valle G 6-5 190 SO
34 Jake Lorbach F 6-7 210 JR
55 Trey McDonald C 6-8 240 JR

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
19-11, 11-7 Big Ten
NO NAME POS HT WT CL
0 Tai Webster G 6-4 194 FR
2 David Rivers F 6-7 198 JR
3 Benny Parker G 5-9 166 SO
4 Nathan Hawkins G 6-5 198 FR
5 Terran Petteway G-F 6-6 209 SO
10 Trevor Menke G 5-11 183 JR
11 Jordan Tyrance F 6-3 202 JR
12 Mike Peltz G 6-3 202 SR
14 Sergej Vucetic C 7-1 238 SO
15 Ray Gallegos G 6-2 182 SR
21 Leslee Smith F 6-8 255 JR
31 Shavon Shields G-F 6-7 219 SO
35 Walter Pitchford F 6-10 234 SO
44 Kye Kurkowski F 6-11 214 JR
TEAM STATISTICS
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
OSU
OPP
Points Per Game
69.8
59.2
Field Goals Made-Att.
767-1714
692-1717
Field Goal Pct.
.447
.403
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
186-568
152-535
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.327
.284
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
5.8
4.8
Free Throws Made-Att.
513-741
357-502
Free Throw Pct.
.692
.711
FTs Made Per Game
16.0
11.2
Rebounds Per Game
33.9
34.0
Assists Per Game
11.9
9.3
Turnovers Per Game
11.1
14.6
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
1.1
0.6
Steals Per Game
7.6
3.8
Blocks Per Game
4.5
3.1
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
NEB
OPP
Points Per Game
67.0
64.7
Field Goals Made-Att.
674-1570
654-1561
Field Goal Pct.
.429
.419
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
178-523
180-559
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.340
.322
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
5.9
6.0
Free Throws Made-Att.
484-677
452-668
Free Throw Pct.
.715
.677
FTs Made Per Game
16.1
15.1
Rebounds Per Game
33.3
34.7
Assists Per Game
9.6
11.1
Turnovers Per Game
10.9
12.3
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
0.9
0.9
Steals Per Game
6.9
5.2
Blocks Per Game
3.0
3.1
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3PT%
LaQuinton Ross 32 28.4 14.9 5.8 0.8 0.6 0.6 1.5 .445 .725 .387
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 32 29.0 11.7 5.2 1.6 0.8 0.1 1.0 .435 .760 .348
Aaron Craft 32 34.3 9.7 3.4 4.6 2.6 0.1 2.5 .468 .746 .306
Amir Williams 32 23.5 8.1 5.9 0.3 0.4 1.8 1.5 .601 .657 .000
Sam Thompson 32 24.5 7.5 2.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8 .429 .641 .343
Shannon Scott 32 26.5 7.2 3.3 3.3 2.0 0.2 1.8 .421 .702 .273
Marc Loving 32 11.4 4.6 1.9 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 .360 .773 .236
Amedeo Della Valle 30 12.0 4.0 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.7 .355 .643 .329
Trey McDonald 32 12.2 2.2 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 .558 .333 .000
Jake Lorbach 8 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 .429 .000 .000
Andrew Goldstein 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3PT%
Terran Petteway 30 31.7 18.0 4.9 1.7 0.8 0.8 2.7 .430 .817 .346
Shavon Shields 30 32.3 12.7 5.8 1.5 0.9 0.3 1.6 .442 .726 .309
Deverell Biggs 15 20.5 9.9 3.3 1.5 1.0 0.4 2.3 .427 .672 .353
Walter Pitchford 30 22.7 9.4 4.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 0.4 .481 .681 .417
Ray Gallegos 28 28.1 7.0 2.0 1.4 0.8 0.1 0.5 .358 .750 .336
Leslee Smith 30 17.3 5.7 5.0 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.5 .537 .623 .000
Tai Webster 30 23.5 4.2 2.1 2.0 0.8 0.1 1.9 .315 .627 .194
David Rivers 23 19.0 2.8 2.7 0.3 1.0 0.5 0.5 .468 .633 .333
Benny Parker 30 14.6 2.3 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.0 0.4 .475 .867 .000
Nathan Hawkins 14 8.2 1.6 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4 .233 .500 .316
Sergej Vucetic 7 2.3 0.6 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.000 .000 .000
Trevor Menke 6 1.7 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.2 .500 .000 .500
Kye Kurkowski 5 2.0 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 .000 .000
Mike Peltz 11 4.9 0.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 .000 .500 .000