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Bates-Diop, No. 22 Ohio State top Minnesota 67-49

NEW YORK (AP) Keita Bates-Diop had 17 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season, leading No. 22 Ohio State over Minnesota 67-49 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday for its seventh straight win.

Ohio State's first-year coach Chris Holtmann is the third Big Ten coach to win his first eight conference games. Sam Barry won 11 straight for Iowa in 1923 and Walter Meanwell holds the record with 12 for Wisconsin in 1912.

The Buckeyes (17-4, 8-0 Big Ten) used a 24-2 burst to overcome a 10-point deficit midway through the first half. They stayed in control, and went on to match last season's win total - with 10 regular season game remaining - to remain in a first-place tie with No. 3 Purdue (19-2, 8-0).

Minnesota was held to just six field goals (28.6 percent) in the second half with 10 turnovers.

Kaleb Wesson added 15 points and eight rebounds for Ohio State. Bates-Diop reached 1,000 career points, with his fourth point against Minnesota, to become the 55th Buckeye to do so. Jae'Sean Tate had 10 points, six rebounds and five assists and trails Brent Darby (1,368) by 14 points for the 26th spot on the school's scoring list.

The Buckeyes have won 12 of their last 13, with a neutral-site loss to then-No. 5 North Carolina.

Amir Coffey, who missed five games because of a shoulder injury, scored 11 points in 35 minutes for the Golden Gophers (14-8, 3-6). Jordan Murphy had 13 points and Dupree McBrayer, a Queens native playing for the first time in the Garden, added 10 points. Minnesota turned it over 15 times and Ohio State scored 22 points off of them for a 22-3 edge in the category.

SUPER SATURDAY

The game was part of a two-sport Big Ten doubleheader at MSG. At night, Minnesota and Michigan State were set to meet in hockey in the third annual Super Saturday. The starting game times were separated by eight hours to prepare the playing surfaces.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: Bates-Diop, who leads the Big Ten in scoring at 19.8 points per game, had his third career and second straight Big Ten player of the week on Monday after averaging 23 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 33 minutes last week. He had scored 20-plus in four straight game before netting just 10 points Wednesday at Northwestern on 4-of-12 shooting. ... Bates-Diop was just 7 of 21 from the field, including 0 of 6 from distance, against the Golden Gophers.

Minnesota: The Golden Gophers are missing two of their best players; injured guard Amir Coffey (shoulder), who missed his fifth straight game, and senior center Reggie Lynch, who's been suspended since Jan. 5. ... The Gophers have lost five of their last six - with the last three games coming in a six-day span.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: Host Northwestern on Tuesday.

Ohio State: Host Nebraska on Monday.

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Key Players
K. Bates-Diop
J. Murphy
30.7 Min. Per Game 30.7
18.1 Pts. Per Game 18.1
1.4 Ast. Per Game 1.4
12.1 Reb. Per Game 12.1
50.5 Field Goal % 52.4
37.6 Three Point % 24.0
80.5 Free Throw % 73.2
  Bad pass turnover on Isaiah Washington, stolen by Andrew Dakich 7.0
+ 2 Kyle Young made dunk 7.0
  Lost ball turnover on Isaiah Washington, stolen by Kyle Young 29.0
+ 2 Andre Wesson made layup, assist by Andrew Dakich 39.0
+ 3 Isaiah Washington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Murphy 1:12
  Defensive rebound by Davonte Fitzgerald 1:31
  Jae'Sean Tate missed 2nd of 2 free throws 1:31
+ 1 Jae'Sean Tate made 1st of 2 free throws 1:31
  Shooting foul on Davonte Fitzgerald 1:31
  Personal foul on Michael Hurt 1:44
+ 2 Amir Coffey made driving layup, assist by Isaiah Washington 2:07
Team Stats
Points 67 49
Field Goals 27-66 (40.9%) 18-47 (38.3%)
3-Pointers 4-20 (20.0%) 3-14 (21.4%)
Free Throws 9-10 (90.0%) 10-20 (50.0%)
Total Rebounds 41 34
Offensive 12 5
Defensive 28 27
Team 1 2
Assists 11 8
Steals 10 3
Blocks 5 2
Turnovers 8 15
Fouls 18 11
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 12 REB
13 PTS, 5 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 22 Ohio State 17-4 382967
home team logo Minnesota 14-8 311849
Team Stats
away team logo 22 Ohio State 17-4 69.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Minnesota 14-8 70.6 PPG 40.2 RPG 14.5 APG
Key Players
00
K. Bates-Diop F PPG RPG APG FG%
3
J. Murphy F 14.4 PPG 11.0 RPG 2.6 APG 48.7 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Bates-Diop F 17 PTS 12 REB 0 AST
J. Murphy F 13 PTS 5 REB 2 AST
40.9 FG% 38.3
20.0 3PT FG% 21.4
90.0 FT% 50.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Bates-Diop 17 12 0 7/21 0/6 3/3 0 30 1 2 1 3 9
K. Wesson 15 8 1 7/9 1/1 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 3 5
C. Jackson 11 6 1 4/11 3/7 0/0 3 31 2 0 1 1 5
J. Tate 10 6 5 2/9 0/2 6/7 3 30 2 1 2 1 5
K. Williams 6 1 0 3/6 0/1 0/0 2 20 1 0 0 0 1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Bates-Diop 17 12 0 7/21 0/6 3/3 0 30 1 2 1 3 9
K. Wesson 15 8 1 7/9 1/1 0/0 3 24 1 0 1 3 5
C. Jackson 11 6 1 4/11 3/7 0/0 3 31 2 0 1 1 5
J. Tate 10 6 5 2/9 0/2 6/7 3 30 2 1 2 1 5
K. Williams 6 1 0 3/6 0/1 0/0 2 20 1 0 0 0 1
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Potter 4 3 0 2/6 0/1 0/0 2 9 0 0 1 3 0
A. Wesson 2 2 1 1/2 0/1 0/0 2 22 1 0 0 1 1
K. Young 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 1 4 1 0 0 0 0
A. Dakich 0 0 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 17 1 0 2 0 0
M. Jallow 0 2 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 13 0 2 0 0 2
D. Hummer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Lane - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Fulton - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Lehmann - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 67 40 11 27/66 4/20 9/10 18 200 10 5 8 12 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Murphy 13 5 2 5/11 0/2 3/4 1 33 2 1 3 1 4
N. Mason 11 9 2 4/13 1/5 2/3 0 36 0 0 2 1 8
A. Coffey 11 3 2 5/9 0/1 1/4 0 35 0 0 3 0 3
D. McBrayer 10 5 0 3/9 1/4 3/5 0 31 0 0 1 0 5
B. Konate 1 4 0 0/0 0/0 1/4 3 23 0 0 2 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Murphy 13 5 2 5/11 0/2 3/4 1 33 2 1 3 1 4
N. Mason 11 9 2 4/13 1/5 2/3 0 36 0 0 2 1 8
A. Coffey 11 3 2 5/9 0/1 1/4 0 35 0 0 3 0 3
D. McBrayer 10 5 0 3/9 1/4 3/5 0 31 0 0 1 0 5
B. Konate 1 4 0 0/0 0/0 1/4 3 23 0 0 2 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. Washington 3 0 1 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 5 0 0 2 0 0
D. Fitzgerald 0 2 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 2 9 0 1 1 0 2
G. Diedhiou 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 2 14 1 0 0 1 1
M. Hurt 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harris 0 2 1 0/1 0/1 0/0 1 12 0 0 1 1 1
R. Lynch - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Rudrud - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Conroy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 49 32 8 18/47 3/14 10/20 11 200 3 2 15 5 27