SAN ANTONIO - MARCH 24:  Robert Dozier #2 of the Memphis Tigers attempts a shot against Greg Oden #20 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the south regional final of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Alamodome on March 24, 2007 in San Antonio, Texas. Ohio State won 92-76. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ohio State Fights The Tigers But Can’t Claw Past Turnovers in 81-76 Loss

The young Bucks on the hardwood have experienced quite a bit already during the early part of schedule. To this point, the year had been defined by turnovers that made losses to UT-Arlington and Louisiana State ugly. On Friday night, despite the turnover struggles, Ohio State battled to overtime with another young team — the […]


Ohio State WBB Defeat Liberty

The Ohio State women’s basketball team survived a late Liberty run and came away with a 75-65 win at the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas on Friday night. The Buckeyes won their third game in a row to improve to 3-2 on the season while Liberty falls to 2-3. Kelsey Mitchell led all scorers with […]


TBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Memphis

  Ohio State vs. Memphis Day: Friday Date: Nov. 27, 2015 Location: Miami, FL Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Coverage – TV: ESPN 2 – 97.1 The FAN Radio   School: University Of Memphis Location: Memphis, Tennessee Founded: September 10, 1912 Student Population: 17,222 Undergraduates, 4,258 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: The American Athletic Conference […]


MBB: LaTech Drops Ohio State, 82-74

In the next to last game of the four game Invitational series, the Buckeyes (2-1) hosted the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-0) Tuesday evening. Of our two common opponents this season, so far, they beat Grambling State and Ohio State beat Grambling State, both by similar margins (high teens). LaTech beat UT-Arlington and Ohio Sate… didn’t. […]


OSU Basketball: Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

Ohio State sports fans are going down the stretch with the “Michigan” portion of their schedule. Meanwhile, the OSU Women’s and Men’s team have opened pre-conference play. At the writing of this article, the women’s team sits with a record of 1-2 and the men are 2-1. I have some brief thoughts and tone-setting for […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - NOVEMBER 16: Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts against the Marquette Golden Eagles during a basketball game at BMO Harris Bradley Center on November 16, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Ohio State suffers huge upset loss to UT-Arlington 73-68

This game was supposed to happen for this Ohio State basketball team, but it wasn’t supposed to happen on Friday night. A game where the execution is lacking, young mistakes, and things just don’t go the Buckeyes way was coming. It was inevitable. Maybe next week against Memphis, the week after against Virginia or later against UConn or […]

One of the best coaches in the country has it going and he wants it right now.

Ohio State WBB Gets a Breather and a Win: Beats Belmont 84-56

Ohio State women’s basketball has its first win of the season at the expense of the Belmont Bruins 84-56. The Buckeyes began the game on a 15-2 run that saw them exorcise some early season demons against the overmatched Bruins. Among the normal stars in action Cait Craft enjoyed some huge success behind the arc […]

Has to dish it and take care of it to improve this season

Ohio State WBB: What will 2 for 14 and 8 Mean To Kelsey Mitchell?

Kelsey Mitchell has always understood the hype around her and how her teammates have depended on her to “pick them up”. Being the daughter of a coach,sound fundamentals have always been a part of her A-game. She stamped her name on four single season OSU records, four single game records, added her name to several […]


Basketball Preview: University of Texas at Arlington

On Friday night, most of Columbus will be gearing up for the colossal matchup with Michigan State taking place the next afternoon. People will be making last second preparations from food to tail-gating or trying to figure out what jersey combination will keep them the warmest during the projected rainfall.  But that is not the […]

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MBB: Ohio State Dominates Grambling State in 82-55 Win

The city of Columbus did not feel the drizzle coming down on Tuesday night, but in Value City Arena — The Grambling State defense felt three pointers pouring down on them all night in a 82-55 win for Ohio State. Keita Bates-Diop and Marc Loving scored 17 of the Buckeyes first twenty points as Thad […]

ATLANTA - MARCH 30:  Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches warmups during practice for the NCAA Men's Final Four at the Georgia Dome on March 30, 2007 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

OSU MBB: Buckeyes Mount St. Mary’s 76-54 — Post Game Reaction

(Thad is eager for the season to begin. So are we!) Thad, above, is all smiles and so are we. Ohio State opened their 2015-2016 season Sunday by hosting Mount St. Mary’s (MD). The “new look” (more on that later) Buckeyes won 76-54, and had the game pretty much in hand through-out the contest. Ohio […]


Live Play-By-Play: Ohio State MBB Gets Thad Matta His 300th Career Win

Head Coach Thad Matta has a chance to gain his 300 win for his career today. Starters for the game: Ohio State – Jaquan Lyle, Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate, Marc Loving and Trevor Thompson; Mount St. Marys – Junior Robinson, BK Ashe, Will Miller, Gregory Graves and Taylor Danaher. First Half JaQuan Lyle got his first […]


TBBC WBB Pregame Glance: Connecticut

The #6 Ohio State women’s basketball team doesn’t have much time to dwell on falling just short in their season opening loss at #2 South Carolina on Friday as things only get harder for the team as they host top ranked and defending National Champion Connecticut on Monday night. This might be the biggest home […]

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WBB: Ohio State Comes Up Short At #2 South Carolina

The 6th ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team certainly didn’t take things easy to start the season, opening on the road at 2nd ranked South Carolina. The Gamecocks advanced to the Final Four last season and came up just short of making the national championship game. Both teams returned a lot from last season with […]


tBBC WBB Pregame Glance: South Carolina

(photo courtesy of 97.1TheFan) Ohio State will open regular season play by traveling to Columbia, SC to play the #2 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday. This should be an intriguing match-up between the Gamecocks and the #6 ranked Buckeyes. First, to have two Top Ten teams meeting in their regular season opener is exciting, […]

NCAA Womens Basketball: NCAA Tournament-First Round-Ohio State v James Madison

Women’s Basketball Preview Part 2: Underclassmen

Even though football season is still in full swing, basketball season is right around the corner. Hopefully you have been enjoying our series of previews for the Ohio State men’s basketball team and today we take a look at the women’s team. The OSU women’s basketball team took big steps last year in their second […]

Women’s Basketball Preview Part 1: Upperclassmen

Even though football season is still in full swing, basketball season is right around the corner. Hopefully you have been enjoying our series of previews for the Ohio State men’s basketball team and today we take a look at the women’s team. The OSU women’s basketball team took big steps last year in their second […]

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 3:  Brad DuPont #11 of the Walsh Cavaliers passes off the ball past the defense of Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on November 3, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Walsh 93-63.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

TBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Walsh

  Ohio State vs. Walsh Day: Sunday Date: Nov. 8, 2015 Location: Columbus, Ohio Time: 4:00 p.m. ET Coverage – TV: BTNPlus – 97.1 The FAN Radio The Walsh Cavaliers have been enjoying their annual exhibition against the Buckeyes in Columbus and dropped a low scoring affair last season by a score of 77 to 37. The […]


Making The List: Freedom And Progress

Last week we went off track, sidestepping football, and dabbling in basketball with the announcement of Fred Taylor as our first person from the world of Buckeyes Basketball to Making The List. Just as Woody was the first in Football (The Teacher) Coach Taylor would be our first in Basketball. Now comes’ the dilemma. I […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 10:  Haiishen McIntyre #11 of the High Point Panthers dribbles around the defense of Keita Bates-Diop #33 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on December 10, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

2015-16 Ohio State Men’s Basketball Player Preview: Keita Bates-Diop

The Ohio State men’s basketball season is right around the corner. The upstart Buckeyes will take on Walsh in exhibition play on November 8th. To help get you ready for tip-off, The Buckeye Battle Cry will be bringing you Player Previews leading up to the beginning of the season. Today, we continue with the returning […]