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Buckeyes Overcome Slow Start, Rout Penguins - In a tale of two halves, the 15th ranked Ohio State basketball Buckeyes took over in the second half, coming from behind to defeat Youngstown State 75-56.  The Buckeyes overcame their worst half of basketball of the season and rode the back of sophomore center Kaleb Wesson, whose career high 31 points led Ohio State to their 10th win, improving
Bucks Battle Bison For 73-71 Win - The Buckeyes overcame a 24-4 run by Bucknell midway through the game, and held on at the end for a hard fought 73-71 win.  A career high 22 points for Kaleb Wesson, including 9-10 from the charity stripe led the way as Ohio State is now 9-1 (2-0) on the season. Wesson also pulled down 10 rebounds to complete his
Buckeyes Move to 2-0 in Conference Play - Ohio State started the Big Ten season the same way they did a year ago, winning their second straight December conference game, defeating Illinois in the United Center in Chicago, 77-67 to move to 8-1 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten play.  In a choppy game that saw 48 fouls called, the Buckeyes overcame a sloppy start to come from
Buckeyes Open Big Ten Slate with a Win - The 16th ranked Ohio State Basketball Buckeyes opened the Big Ten Season with a 79-59 convincing victory over visiting Minnesota.  In their lone meeting of the season, it was all Buckeyes from start to finish as the Gophers struggled against the defensive pressure and energy on the perimeter of the Buckeyes.  The Buckeyes were the aggressor from the outset dictating
#16 Ohio State Drops Their First Game of the Season to Syracuse - On a night when the all-time winningest coach in Ohio State history, Thad Matta was honored with a banner in the rafters of the Schottenstein Center, the 16th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes did their best to honor the former coach, but fell short, dropping their first game of the season to the visiting Syracuse Orange 72-62 to drop to 6-1.
Buckeyes Cruise Past Vikings - Before an announced sellout in historic St. John Arena, the 23rd ranked Ohio State basketball Buckeyes rolled to a 89-62 win over visiting Cleveland State to move to 6-0 on the season.  The Buckeyes struggled shooting the ball early, but found their stroke in the second half as they shot 53.1% from the field for the game, holding the Vikings
Buckeyes Grind Out a Win Over Samford - The #23 ranked Ohio State basketball Buckeyes struggled shooting the basketball, but came away with a win, defeating Samford 68-50 to move to 5-0 on the season.  It was a test for the young Buckeyes, but utilizing a lockdown defensive effort in the second half, they were able to put away the Bulldogs for their 5th straight victory.  From a
Buckeyes Cruise Past South Carolina State - Ohio State utilized shut down defense and hot shooting to blow out a close game early to cruise past South Carolina State 89-61 to move to 4-0 on the young season.  The Bulldogs hung around early, trailing just 8-6 at the first media timeout.  But, Ohio State responded with a 16-3 run and never looked back jumping out to a
Strong Finish Provides Another Road Win For Buckeyes - Ohio State used a 13-0 run to finish the game and earn a 69-60 win over Creighton. CJ Jackson came into the night averaging 19 points a game but was held scoreless most of the evening. Yet with 2:06 remaining, he made his first basket to give the Buckeyes a 62-60 lead, an advantage they never relinquished. The victory moves
Ohio State Uses Big Second Half to Blast Fort Wayne - Ohio State started slow, but turned it on early in the second half to blow out the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, 107-61 to move to 2-0 on the young season.  Utilizing stifling defense and hot shooting in the second half, the Buckeyes pulled away from a talented Mastodon team, picked to finish second in the Summit League Conference, and win
Buckeyes Bounce the Bearcats in Cincinnati - The Ohio State men’s basketball team came into the season looking to replace a large portion of their scoring from a year ago and had many questions.  Some of those questions were answered, at least for a night, in a 64-56 road victory over Cincinnati in the season opener for both teams.  There was a lot of hype surrounding this basketball game,
Potter Transfers From OSU - Ohio State Basketball has announced today that 6’9″ junior forward has decided to transfer from the program.  Chris Holtman released a statement, “We appreciate Micah’s contributions to our program and wish him the very best moving forward”.  Potter averaged just over 4 points per game last season to go along with 3 rebounds.  The loss will affect the depth in
Buckeyes Roll in Exhibition Opener - The 2018-19 Ohio State men’s basketball team made their public debut on Thursday night and rolled to an 81-63 victory over division II North Carolina Pembroke. The Buckeyes got off to a fast start, jumping out to a 9-0 lead, led by Luther Muhammad’s quick 5.  By the under 8 timeout, the Buckeyes would lead 28-12, thanks to a trio of
Buckeyes Look To Build on Surprising 2017-18 Campaign - The 2018-’19 version of the Ohio State basketball Buckeyes will look a bit different after the loss of 4 impact seniors, most notably Keita Bates-Diop, who now suits them up for the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves.  Coach Chris Holtmann will also have to replace the heart and soul of the program the last 4 years in Jae’Sean Tate, sharp shooter Kam
Buckeye Basketball Lands 4-Star Recruit - Ohio State is already working on one of the best recruiting classes in the country and it just got even better. Coach Chris Holtmann and the Buckeyes just got a commitment from four-star forward EJ Liddell today — giving the program its third verbal commitment for the class of 2019, joining  Alonzo Gaffney, who committed in April and DJ Carton, who committed
Buckeyes Advance to Round of 32, Top Jackrabbits - Ohio State got all it could handle from the pesky South Dakota State Jackrabbits, but ultimately prevailed by a final score of 81-73. In a tie game with just under 2 minutes remaining, Kam Williams drilled a triple from the right wing while being fouled and calmly buried the free throw to give the Buckeyes a 4-point lead and South Dakota State
Buckeyes Fall Late, Bow out of Big Ten Tournament - Ohio State fell in their first game for the second straight season, this time with a little help from the men in stripes, losing a late lead and falling for the third time this season to Penn State, 69-68.  Keita Bates-Diop led Ohio State with 25, while Kam Williams and Jae’Sean Tate added 10 each.
Holtmann, Bates-Diop, Mitchell Receive Honors - What a difference a year makes. Last year the Buckeyes lost to the bottom seed in the Big Ten tournament. This year they will be the #2 seed going into Madison Square Garden. Much of that had to do with the new coach, and a healthy senior. Today the success of the team was rewarded as the conference announced the conference
Jackson Triple Caps Double Overtime Win Over Indiana - The Buckeyes needed a victory in Bloomington to stay in the hunt for a conference title. It took two overtimes, but a C.J Jackson three with 1.7 seconds secured the 80-78 victory for Ohio State. Previously this year the only other overtime game for OSU was a loss to Butler. You could not have asked for a closer game as it was
Buckeyes Dominate Knights - On a night when Buckeye fans said goodbye to four incredible graduates, the Buckeyes ran away from Rutgers, clinching a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament, winning in dominant fashion, 79-52 to move to 23-7 and 14-3 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes said goodbye one last time in the Schottenstein Center to seniors, Andrew Dakich, Kam Williams, Jae’Sean Tate and Keita Bates-Diop and they sent
Ohio State Finishes 2017 Slate With a Win - Ohio State, who hadn’t played since the loss to North Carolina a week ago, came out flat, but mustered enough energy to pull out a 72-59 win over a pesky Miami Redhawk squad. The Buckeyes controlled most of the first half and on several occasions looked like they were going to pull away but Miami answered with some big shots
Buckeyes Battle But Fall to Tarheels - The Ohio State basketball Buckeyes showed they belonged but fell short of the upset, falling to the hot shooting 5th ranked North Carolina Tarheels by a final score of 86-72. Carolina struggled to get anything going inside but the perimeter was a different story, scorching the nets for 13 three’s. The long range shooting, combined with a late first half
Buckeyes Run Away From The Citadel - In a final tune-up prior to the big showdown in New Orleans with defending national champion, #5 North Carolina, the Ohio State men’s basketball team dispatched The Citadel Bulldogs in short order by a final score of 94-65. The Buckeyes led from wire to wire, taking a 22-point lead into the locker room at in large part due to a
Buckeyes Down Mountaineers - Ohio State coming off a week layoff didn’t miss a beat, rolling to their 4th straight victory, defeating Appalachian State 80-67, moving to 9-3 on the season. The Buckeyes opened up a somewhat close game early, going on a 6-0 run late in the half, capped off by a great hustle play by Keita Bates-Diop. He dove on the floor near
Buckeyes Return To Non-Conference Schedule With Another Win - The Ohio State Basketball Buckeyes played a couple of bigs down but it didn’t matter as Ohio State rolled past William and Mary 97-62. Playing without Micah Potter and Kyle Young. The depth of Ohio State was challenged and despite looking a little sleepy early on the defensive end, they woke up and ran past the Tribe, locking down their defense and getting
Big Comeback Propels Buckeyes to 2-0 Big Ten Start - Ohio State, less than 48 hours removed from a big road win at Wisconsin, dug out of a huge first half hole, rallying to defeat Michigan 71-62 to move to 2-0 in Big Ten play and 7-3 overall. It was a game of big runs on both sides as Michigan could do no wrong early turning a 6 point lead
Buckeyes Win Big Ten Opener - The Basketball Buckeyes kicked off an all Buckeye and Badger Saturday by rolling past the basketball Badgers, dominating from start to finish in an 83-58 win to open the Big Ten season. With the Buckeyes struggling to take care of the basketball in blowing leads in their last two games against Clemson and Butler, coach Chris Holtmann changed his starting
Ohio State Drops Second Straight - Ohio State fell to 5-3 on the young season, dropping their second straight and third in four games, this time to Clemson in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge by a final score of 79-65. For the second straight game, the Buckeyes blew a double-digit lead in the second half. Early, it looked like it might be Ohio State’s night as they
Buckeyes Lose By a Point in Overtime - The Buckeyes appeared to be in control in regulation, with a 16 point lead in the second half. Yet Butler came back to close within 59-54 on Kelan Martin’s 3-pointer with 1:31 left in regulation. Nate Fowler added a pair of free throws for the Bulldogs to get even closer. Kamar Baldwin’s 3-pointer with 16 seconds left tied it at
Bucks Bounce Back, Defeat Stanford - Less than 24 hours after struggling through a beat down at the hands of Gonzaga, Ohio State rebounded to knock off Stanford in the consolation round of the PK80 Invitational in Portland, Oregon by a final score of 79-71. After getting off to a slow start, a run late in the first half and early in the 2nd propelled the
Buckeyes Fall to #17 Zags - The Ohio State basketball Buckeyes lost their first game of the Chris Holtmann era, falling to the 17th ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs in the early morning hours 86-59. The game, the first of 3 that the Buckeyes will play in Portland, Oregon in the PK80 Invitational tournament, didn’t tip until after 12:30 am eastern but the Buckeyes came out to play
Buckeyes Tame the Tigers, Move to 3-0 - The Ohio State basketball Buckeyes improved to 3-0 on the young season, surviving a late surge by Texas Southern and defeating the Tigers 82-64. Despite playing without Freshman Kaleb Wesson, who was suspended by Chris Holtmann one game for being late to a couple team functions, the Buckeyes cruised to their third straight win to open the season.  Keita Bates-Diop recorded his
Ohio State Cruises Past Radford - Ohio State moved to 2-0 on the season Sunday, cruising to an 82-72 win over Radford in the Schottenstein Center.  Keita Bates-Diop led all scorers with 22 points and completed his second straight double double, adding 10 rebounds.  Jae’Sean Tate also added a double double, dropping 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds of his own.  C.J. Jackson had a big game for
Buckeyes Stomp Colonials as Holtmann Era Begins - The Chris Holtmann era of Ohio State basketball began as the Buckeyes rolled to a 95-64 win over Robert Morris on Friday night. The game also marked the return of Keita Bates-Diop, who missed the majority of last season with a leg injury. He returned in style, posting a double double, leading the Buckeyes with 19 points and 11 rebounds
Holtmann Gains 4th Commit This Week - Coach Holtmann and the Ohio State men’s basketball program have had quite the week and it ended even higher as 3 star Small Forward Justin Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio announced his interest. If the name sounds familiar to you it is because Ahrens had originally committed to Thad Matta and his staff. When the coaching changes occurred earlier this year,
Bucks Land Another 2018 Commit - Chris Holtmann and his staff have added their second commitment in as many days for the 2018 class as 3 star point guard Duane Washington from Chatsworth, CA pledged his allegiance to the Buckeyes. Washington held over 30 scholarship offers but chose Ohio State over the likes of UCLA and Michigan among others. Washington, originally of Grand Rapids, MI, is the son
Holtmann Lands 2018 Commit - Jaedon LeDee, a 6’8”, 218 lb small forward and #59 in the ESPN top 100 from Kincaid School in Houston, Texas has verbally committed to coach Chris Holtmann and the Ohio State men’s basketball program today. LeDee took official visits to Oklahoma and Texas A&M and unofficials to Houston, Cal and UCLA before committing to the Buckeyes. This is a
2017-18 Schedule Released - The 2017-18 OSU Basketball schedule was released today. The Buckeyes will play an exhibition game against the College of Wooster November 5th before the season-opener against Robert Morris on the 10th. Ohio State opens its Big Ten schedule at Wisconsin December 2nd and hosts Michigan December 4th before resuming conference play at Iowa January 4th. With the Big Ten Tournament
Scarlet & Gray Win 81-56 to advance to TBT Final Four - Tell me you have all been following the TBT championship brackets!  You know, the summer tournament where the winner gets $2 million and the top 100 fans of the winning team takes home a share of the money. Still don’t have your interest peaked?  What if I told you that a team of former OSU players just made it to
Welcome Coach Holtmann - The task of following a legend is never an easy one and that’s the exactly what Chris Holtmann has in front of him as he officially took the post of head coach of the Ohio State men’s basketball program on Monday. Coach Holtmann will take the reins from Thad Matta, the all time winningest basketball coach in Ohio State history,
5 Things I Love/Hate About March Madness - March Madness lifts off in earnest this week, so here’s a tip of the cap to things we all love- and hate- about this time of year.  Of course, you may love what I hate and vice versa, but here’s food for thought as you’re filling out your brackets-   5 THINGS I HATE ABOUT MARCH MADNESS 1) Conference tournaments.  For