Ohio St. Buckeyes 2010/11

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Buckeyes Big Ten
Coach: Thad Matta
Record: 34-3
Dance Seed: 1
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: Jared Sullinger
John Diebler
*David Lightly
*William Buford
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 18
Scoring Defense * 10
Free-Throw Percentage * 138 C+
Rebound Margin * 26 A-
Assists Per Game * 19
Turnovers Per Game * 6 A+
Scoring Margin 2 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 2 A+
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 132 C+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 1 A+
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 52
Won-Lost Percentage 2 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 188 C-
Steals Per Game 94 B-
Personal Fouls Per Game 1 A+
Assist Turnover Ratio 3 A+
ThreePt FG Defense 162
Turnover Margin 5 A+
MPI - Marchpool Index 1 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control2A+
RPI Decade11A-
Round of 16
#1 Seed: The 2010/11 Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the great ball control teams of the 2001/11 digital decade.  Their assist to turns ratio was the a solid 1.6, particularly outstanding considering their point guard Aaron Craft was a freshman. Thad Matta combined a top rated recruiting class, highlighted by the #1 rated HS player Jared Sullinger, with Senior leadership David Lightly and Jon Diebler.  The result was the overall #1 seed of the NCAA March dance.  A cold shooting night by the Buckeyes, along with a clutch jump shot by Brandon Knight, resulted OSU's 62-60 loss to Kentucky in their sweet 16 matchup.  Sullinger, who put up 21 points and 16 rebounds in the loss to UK, bypassed big money to comeback and lead the Buckeyes to a Final 4 run the following 2011/12 season.