BUCKEYES TAKE ON WISCONSIN
February 16, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Thomas Working on 500-club Inclusion, Again
Thirty Ohio State players have reached the 500-point mark in a single season at least once. Deshaun Thomas is on track to become the 14th player to do so multiple times. Thomas scored 619 points as a sophomore, the 17th best single-season scoring effort in Ohio State history. Thomas leads the Big Ten in scoring with 20.2 points per game for a total of 485 points this season. William Buford (2009-12), one of three Buckeyes to score 500+ three times, and Jared Sullinger (2011-12), who did it twice, were the last to record multiple 500-point seasons at Ohio State.
Opponents Look for the 3 vs. Buckeyes
In 24 games this season, opponents have shot at least 20 3-pointers in 12 games, including at least 24 attempts in four of the last five Big Ten regular-season games. Three of the last five opponents have made 11 or more treys against the Buckeyes. In seven of 12 league games this season, opponents have attempted 20 or more 3-pointers with Wisconsin attempted 28, making 11, in a loss in Columbus (58-49) Jan. 29. Ohio State is 5-2 in league play when foes attempt 20 or more from distance.
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