1:40 PM ET, March 12, 2011
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Jared Sullinger notches double-double as Buckeyes head to Big Ten final
INDIANAPOLIS -- Whether it's football or basketball, Ohio State still owns the rivalry with Michigan.And rather than a Rose Bowl bid, this time the reward might be the NCAA tournament's top overall seed.Jared Sullinger had 14 points and 13 rebounds and Jon Diebler scored 16 points, leading No. 1 Ohio State to a 68-61 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday. The win gave the Buckeyes a three-game season sweep of their archrivals and a date in their third straight Big Ten tournament championship game.
• Ohio State advanced to its third straight Big Ten title game with its third win over Michigan this season.
• Ohio State won despite shooting 56.5 percent from the free throw line (13 of 23).
• After making 11 of 24 shots from behind the arc in the quarterfinals, the Wolverines made 9 of 29 against the Buckeyes.
• Ohio State will try to become the second team to win back-to-back Big Ten tournament championships (Michigan State 1999 and 2000).
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Big Ten Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-59 (.373)||25-54 (.463)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-29 (.310)||5-14 (.357)|
|FT Made-Attempted||8-10 (.800)||13-23 (.565)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|