College Hoops Player of the Day for Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Head coach Thad Matta ties a Buckeye record with his 297th win, as Ohio State improved to 22-8 (11-6 Big Ten) with a 77-67 win at Penn State.
In 11 seasons as the Ohio State coach, Matta has posted just 91 losses. Three short of 300, he's tied currently with Fred Taylor as the all-time win leader at the school. On Sunday, the Buckeyes face off with Wisconsin; a win over the Badgers would be Matta's 400th career victory. He also won 24 games at Butler and 78 at Xavier.
Matta's Ohio State teams have averaged 26.9 victories per season.
Freshman D'Angelo Russell led all scorers with 28 points for the Buckeyes, adding six boards, three assists and three thefts. Russell was 8-for-16 from the field, hitting on five of eight from beyond the arc.