Sullinger had 19 points and 14 rebounds in his Ohio State debut. Sullinger's brother, J. J. Sullinger also attended Ohio State and played for coach Thad Matta. For the 2010-2011 season Jared Sullinger averaged 17. 2 points, 10. 2 rebounds, and 1. 2 assists in 31. 7 minutes per game for the Buckeyes. Ohio State finished the regular season at 32-2 and was selected as the 2011 NCAA tournament's number one overall seed. The Buckeyes made it to the 'Sweet Sixteen' where they lost to Kentucky 62-60. Sullinger was named a First Team All-American by Fox Sports.