7:00 PM ET, December 9, 2010
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Jared Sullinger missed No. 2 Ohio State's shootaround earlier Thursday while he said goodbye to one of his favorite uncles at a funeral home.He got in his shooting later.Sullinger set an Ohio State freshman record with 40 points, leading the Buckeyes back from a nine-point second-half deficit to beat IUPUI 75-64."I got to see my uncle for the last time," Sullinger said of the viewing for Harold Sullinger. "It was really tough. This game really does go to him."
• Jared Sullinger had his fourth double-double of the year. He's second among Division I freshmen behind Terrence Jones of Kentucky, who has five.
• Ohio State's 7-0 start is the Buckeyes' third-best under Thad Matta, after starting 11-0 in 2005-06 and 9-0 in 2008-09.
• Before Sullinger, the last player to put up 40 points and 10 rebounds without making a 3-pointer was Blake Griffin in 2009 vs. Texas Tech (40 points, 23 rebounds).
• IUPUI is now 0-10 all-time against ranked teams since becoming a Division I program.
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||26-51 (.510)||26-51 (.510)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-17 (.471)||5-11 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||4-5 (.800)||18-26 (.692)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
|» Dec 9, 2010||@OSU 75, IUPU 64||Recap|
Next 5 Games
Jared Sullinger's 40 points against IUPUI is just the 5th 40-point performance by a freshman over the last five seasons. It's also the most by a freshman since Beasley went off for 44 points against Baylor in 2008.[+]
Most Points in a Game by a Freshman, Last 5 Seasons
Jared Sullinger finished with 40 points vs IUPUI. That is by far the most points scored in a single game by a freshman in Ohio State history. The previous record was 30 by Michael Redd vs. USC on 12/20/97.
The last player to score 40+ points and grab 10+ rebounds, WITHOUT making a 3-pt FG, was Blake Griffin on February 14, 2009 vs Texas Tech (40pts, 23 reb).
In addition to scoring an Ohio State single-game freshman record with 40 points, Jared Sullinger also hauled down 13 rebounds in the Buckeyes' come-from-behind win over IUPUI on Thursday. That now gives him four double-doubles thus far this season. Among Division I freshmen, only Kentucky's Terrence Jones has recorded more double-doubles on the season to date (5).
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