Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ohio State - Iowa State Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Ohio State and Iowa State:

Ohio State is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 15th time.  It is their 4th consecutive trip.

Ohio State is 7-8 in games decided by 3 points or less.  Iowa State is 5-3.

Ohio State is now 9-3 as a #2 seed.  They were a #2 seed last year when they went to the Final Four.

Ohio State is 35-13 when ranked in the AP Top 10.  They finished #7 in the AP Poll.

Ohio State is 12-4 when the are top 10 in the RPI. They finished #7 in the RPI.

The Big Ten is now 14-13 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.

Iowa State has lost in the Round of 32 in the Opponent's home state in their last 3 tournament appearances.   Iowa State is 1-4 when playing in the opponent's home state.  The other 3 teams that defeated them went on to win the National Championship.
  • 2000 Michigan State
  • 2005 North Carolina
  • 2012 Kentucky
Ohio State defeated Iowa State 75-64 in 1985 Round of 64

Ohio State is in the Round of 32 for the 16th time.  It is their fourth consecutive trip.  They are 9-6 in the Round of 32.

Thad Matta is in the Round of 32 for the 10th time.  It is his 6th time with Ohio State.  He previously went with Butler (Once) and Xavier (3 times).

Ohio State is 22-3 when ranked and playing an unranked opponent.  Iowa State is 2-3 when unranked and playing a ranked opponent.

Ohio State is 0-2 vs. the Big Twelve:
  • 2002 - Lost to Missouri 83-67 in the Round of 32
  • 2012 - Lost to Kansas 64-62 in the National Semifinals 
Ohio State is 8-2 when playing in their home state of Ohio.  Both of their losses have come in Dayton.

Iowa State is in the Round of 32 for the 9th time.  It is their second consecutive trip.  They are 3-5 in the Round of 32.

Iowa State has been to the Round of 32 in 7 of their last 8 appearances.

Iowa State is 2-2 vs. the Big Ten:
  • 1985 - Lost to Ohio State 75-64 in the Round of 64
  • 1986 - Defeated Michigan 72-69 in the Round of 32
  • 2000 - Lost to Michigan State 75-64 in the Elite Eight
  • 2005 - Defeated Minnesota 64-53 in the Round of 64

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