COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  JaeSean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in action against the Maryland Terrapins on January 29, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State Penn State: Bucks Nip Nitts, 77-67

I agree with Jae’Sean, above. It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. Ohio State rolled into University Park this evening looking to roll Penn State to maintain a shot at the #4 seed with one more game to play. They rolled back out with an exasperating (stay with me here) 77-67 win. The victory […]

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 20: Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Dayton Flyers at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State vs Penn State – unmoderated

Thad is checking his list. Are you on it? The Buckeyes roll into the Nittany Lions den looking for a win to move into a 4th place tie with Iowa. Penn State is just looking.. Tip off is 6:00PM EST. Television is BTN. Radio is 97.1. This LiveChat will be unmoderated. If you need a […]


Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Preview

Its March and that means its tournament time.  The big dance is still two weeks away but up first are the conference tournaments and their exciting mix of teams playing for their NCAA tournament lives.  The Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament kicks off today and eight teams have hopes of making the NCAA tournament as […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Talking 10 Poll: Week 16

Wisconsin got its first big challenge from a ranked Big Ten opponent this past week, dropping that challenge at Maryland. However, the Badgers clinched a share of the regular season title on Senior Day at the Kohl Center on Sunday. Did they do enough in that win over Michigan State to stay at the top […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  DAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes controls the ball against the Maryland Terrapins on January 29, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Penn State

[Ed note: I’m going with same article image as the previous Pregame Glance: Penn State. It seemed to work.] On Wednesday evening, Ohio State (21-8, 10-6) visit Coach Pat Chambers and his Penn State Nittany Lions (15-14, 3-13) in the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA.. At 10-6, Ohio State currently sits in a […]


Kelsey Mitchell Named Big Ten Player of the Year

With the Big Ten women’s basketball regular season wrapping up yesterday, that meant it was time for the annual announcement of the conference award winners and several OSU players walked away with honors. Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell was the big winner on the night as she was chosen as the Player of the Year by […]

OSU Hoops Notebook

BHN: Welcome to March Ohio State Basketball

Basketball in the month of March was never meant to be pretty. At this point of the year, even championship caliber teams cannot lean on merit alone. Sunday’s win against Purdue was a great dress rehearsal for the Buckeyes, who came back from a horrible showing in the first half to defeat the Boilermakers 65-61. As […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  Amir Williams #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes grabs a rebound in the game against the  Purdue Boilermakes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Battle Back in 65-61 Win vs. Purdue

When it comes to basketball in March, the major difference between putting yourself into a position to win is all about adjustments. In a game that saw 5 ties and 10 lead changes, every decision mattered in Ohio State’s 65-61 victory over Purdue at Value City Arena. Down one with less than :30 to go, the […]


WBB: OSU Dominates #23 Nebraska in Season Finale

The Ohio State women’s basketball team came into today’s season finale riding a three game winning streak and looking for a chance to secure a third place finish in the Big Ten. Standing in OSU’s way was 23rd ranked Nebraska who wanted to send their seniors out with a win on Senior Day. The game […]


tBBC Livechat: Purdue Boilermakers

You know it’s March when the Buckeyes can bee seen doing there thing during the evening. If there has been an imperative win this season (I feel like i’ve typed that 20 times this year), then tonight’s match up with Purdue at home is one of them. Winning at home in conference play though hasn’t […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18:  Purdue Pete, the mascot of the Purdue Boilermakers performs against the Kansas Jayhawks during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Purdue Boilermakers

The Ohio State Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) return home to play the Purdue Boilermakers (19-9, 11-4) Sunday evening. The Boilermakers are currently in 2nd place in the Conference while the Buckeyes sit in 5th place. The Buckeyes look to get February behind them, as they treaded water with a 3-3 record, while Purdue was 5-1 during […]

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 23:  Head coach Roy Williams of the North Carolina Tar Heels reacts during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament against the Iowa State Cyclones at the AT&T Center on March 23, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Officially Speaking Tackles the Blarge

This week’s Officially Speaking returns to one of the calls that officials most hate to make, the dreaded block/charge close play. There are numerous examples of these kind of plays each week and one could write a book analyzing each one and whether the officials got it right or not. This week’s example comes from […]

WBB: Ohio State Rolls Penn State

The Buckeyes rolled into Penn State this evening in search of win #20 and an opportunity to move up in the B1G standings for tournament seeding. Coach McGuff’s team searched in the right place as they rolled the host Nittany Lions 88-70. This is the 3rd straight win for the fast-closing Buckeyes (20-9, 12-5) and it […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 13:  Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes gives his players instructions before the start of the second half against the Michigan Wolverines on January 13, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 71-52.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Buckeyes Shuck Huskers 81-57

The Zen Master made his way to Columbus on Thursday night to gauge the level of freshman sensation D’Angelo Russell. He left feeling the force of fellow freshman Jae’Sean Tate and senior Sam Thompson as the Buckeyes cruised past Nebraska 81-57. Tate and Thompson went a combined 10/10 from the field in the first half, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 08:  Herbie Husker, mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, performs against the Purdue Boilermakers during their first round game of 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 8, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Nebraska

The  Buckeyes (19-8, 8-6) return home after a disastrous trip to the Mitten State (0-2) to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-14, 5-10) at the Value City Arena. Ohio State is tied for 6th in the Big Ten, two games out of 4th (B1G Tourney seed) position. Nebraska is in 10th position, just trying to bring […]