Court Report: No. 11-seed Flyers, No. 6-seed Buckeyes set for NCAA battle in Buffalo

On Thursday, the sixth-seed Ohio State Buckeyes faces the No. 11-seed Dayton Flyers in the second round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tip-off at First Niagara Center in Buffalo is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. ET.

First Niagara Center. (File Photo)

First Niagara Center. (File Photo)

TV and Radio:

The game will be televised on your local CBS affiliate with Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. 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.

Buckeye Notes:

Ohio State enters the NCAA Tournament with a 25-9 overall record, finished fifth in the Big Ten with a 10-8 mark, and advanced to the semifinals of their conference tourney before losing to Michigan.

The Buckeyes are making its 26th appearance in the NCAA tournament. Overall, Ohio State has a 48-24 record all-time in NCAA tournament play. The Buckeyes have advanced to four consecutive Sweet Sixteen’s, 14 overall in the program’s history, and have gone on to play in 10 Final Fours finishing as the runner-up four times (1939, 1961, 1962, 2007) with one national title (1960).

Flyer Notes:

UD begins the tournament after going 23-10 overall, finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 at 10-6, and lost to eventual champion St. Joseph’s in the quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament, 70-67, last Friday.

Dayton will be making its 15th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first since the 2008-09 season. The Flyers are 14-16 overall in the tournament, have advanced to the Regional Semifinal six times, the Regional Final twice, the Final Four once and finished as the runner-up in 1967.

TEAM ROSTERS

No. 6-seed
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
25-9, 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

No. 11-seed
DAYTON FLYERS
23-10, 10-6 Atlantic 10
NO NAME POS HT WT CL
0 Khari Price G 5-11 170 SO
3 Kyle Davis G 6-0 165 FR
5 Devin Oliver F 6-7 225 SR
11 Scoochie Smith G 6-2 170 FR
12 Jalen Robinson F-C 6-9 243 SO
21 Dyshawn Pierre F 6-6 210 SO
22 Kendall Pollard F 6-6 210 FR
23 Brian Vonderhaar G 6-0 170 SR
24 Jordan Sibert G 6-4 187 JR
25 Alex Gavrilovic F 6-9 246 JR
35 Matt Kavanaugh F-C 6-10 250 SR
40 Devon Scott F-C 6-9 215 SO
43 Vee Sanford G 6-4 196 SR
50 Bobby Wehrli F 6-6 198 SO
51 William DuPuy G 5-8 157 FR
52 Eddie Eshoo G 6-0 180 FR
- Probable starters in italic -
TEAM STATISTICS
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
OSU
OPP
Points Per Game
70.0
59.1
Field Goals Made-Att.
744-1650
668-1659
Field Goal Pct.
.451
.403
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
185-554
150-525
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.334
.286
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
6.0
4.8
Free Throws Made-Att.
497-716
346-486
Free Throw Pct.
.694
.712
FTs Made Per Game
16.0
11.2
Rebounds Per Game
33.6
33.9
Assists Per Game
12.0
9.2
Turnovers Per Game
11.0
14.5
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
1.1
0.6
Steals Per Game
7.6
3.7
Blocks Per Game
4.3
3.0
DAYTON FLYERS
UD
OPP
Points Per Game
73.4
67.6
Field Goals Made-Att.
847-1817
758-1727
Field Goal Pct.
.466
.439
3-Pt. Field Goals Made-Att.
217-574
190-554
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
.378
.343
3-Pt. FGs Made Per Game
6.6
5.8
Free Throws Made-Att.
511-750
526-744
Free Throw Pct.
.681
.707
FTs Made Per Game
15.5
15.9
Rebounds Per Game
35.3
31.1
Assists Per Game
13.1
12.0
Turnovers Per Game
12.0
12.6
Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
1.1
0.9
Steals Per Game
5.8
4.7
Blocks Per Game
2.6
4.4
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3PT%
LaQuinton Ross 33 28.6 15.3 6.1 0.8 0.7 0.5 1.6 .448 .728 .378
Lenzelle Smith Jr. 33 28.8 11.4 5.2 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.0 .433 .760 .345
Aaron Craft 33 34.4 9.6 3.5 4.7 2.5 0.1 2.5 .462 .750 .300
Amir Williams 33 23.4 8.1 5.9 0.3 0.4 1.8 1.5 .607 .645 .000
Sam Thompson 33 24.5 7.5 2.7 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.8 .427 .627 .333
Shannon Scott 33 26.6 7.3 3.3 3.3 2.0 0.2 1.8 .427 .689 .278
Marc Loving 33 11.1 4.4 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6 .360 .773 .236
Amedeo Della Valle 31 12.3 4.2 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6 .359 .639 .324
Trey McDonald 33 12.1 2.2 1.6 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.6 .537 .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
DAYTON FLYERS
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3PT%
Jordan Sibert 33 25.7 12.5 2.2 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.3 .462 .710 .439
Devin Oliver 33 30.0 12.1 7.5 2.4 0.9 0.2 1.5 .495 .783 .391
Dyshawn Pierre 33 26.8 11.1 5.6 1.5 0.6 0.3 1.6 .493 .658 .386
Vee Sanford 33 21.9 9.9 2.7 1.8 0.7 0.3 1.4 .461 .702 .311
Khari Price 33 22.6 6.6 1.4 1.8 0.6 0.1 1.1 .408 .879 .407
Matt Kavanaugh 29 16.3 5.5 3.4 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.9 .509 .672 .000
Jalen Robinson 32 12.9 4.5 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.9 .414 .677 .556
Devon Scott 31 13.5 3.6 2.9 0.5 0.3 0.3 1.1 .553 .592 .000
Scoochie Smith 33 17.0 3.5 1.4 2.0 0.7 0.1 1.1 .339 .593 .259
Alex Gavrilovic 14 6.8 2.4 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 .652 .600 .250
Kyle Davis 31 7.1 2.1 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.1 0.4 .453 .625 .067
Kendall Pollard 33 8.2 2.0 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.6 .551 .310 .000
Brian Vonderhaar 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000
Bobby Wehrli 2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 .000 .000 .000