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 […]

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 […]

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)

MBB: Wolverines Grill Buckeyes 64-57

This afternoon, before tip-off between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines, we learned on CBS’ Men of March that head coach Thad Matta is a Salmon grill master. After 40 minutes of play at the Crisler Center on Sunday, it was clear that his team doesn’t have the same touch he does with […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 22:  Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines points against the Texas Longhorns during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Michigan

The  # 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) are in the Mitten State again with a 1:00 PM game against the Wolverines (13-13, 6-8) at the Crisler Center. Ohio State is tied for 5th in the Big Ten, four games behind leader Wisconsin. Michigan is in 9th. The last time theses teams met (January 13th) D’Angelo Russell […]


Officially Speaking Risks the Wrath of Pat Chambers

After an easy play last week, this week’s Officially Speaking takes on a much tougher and more controversial play.  On Saturday perennial Big Ten basement dwelling Penn State came up just short of upsetting 19th ranked Maryland, losing 76-73.  As tends to be the case in a close loss, PSU fans immediately blamed the officials […]


Talking 10 Power Poll: Week 14

After yet another ultra competitive weekend of B1G Basketball, Andy Coppens shares his thoughts and the results of the latest Talking 10 Power Poll. It’s taken 14 weeks, but things are starting to take shape in Big Ten basketball. After all, there are only three 4-loss teams and five teams with 5-losses or fewer behind […]


WBB: Ohio State Beaten By Illinois

The Buckeyes (17-9, 9-5) lost to Illinois (13-13, 4-10)  66-55 at Champaign IL Saturday, tying their season low in scoring.  Ohio State held a 30-29 lead at the half, and stretched it a bit to 35-29 early in the 2nd half, but faded offensively in the 2nd half, getting outplayed 37-25. Ohio State was led […]

OSU Hoops Notebook

BHN: Sam Thompson’s Career Night and Handling Marc Loving’s Suspension

Fans watched in awe on Wednesday night as once again Sam Thompson put on another acrobatic display at Value City Arena. For the Senior, that’s nothing new. The Chicago Native has been one of the best alley oop finishers in college basketball over the last few years. Thompson might just be the best inbound dunker […]

SPOKANE, WA - MARCH 20:  Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo  shouts to his team during their game against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena on March 20, 2014 in Spokane, Washington.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Michigan State

Valentine’s Day is shaping up nicely with a noon (EST) tip-off between # 23 Ohio State (19-6, 8-4) and Michigan State (16-8, 7-4) at the Breslin Center. Ohio State is tied for 2nd in the Big Ten and Michigan State is tied for 4th. This is a game that I always look forward to watching. […]

COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 29:  DAngelo Russell #0 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)

Appreciate D’Angelo Russell’s Talents

Every game D’Angelo Russell plays in makes it harder to justify that he could return to Columbus for a second season. The freshman guard awed college basketball fans on Sunday against Rutgers with another performance for the ages. His 23 points, 11 assists, and 11 rebounds were more than just a stat line that has […]

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

On Wednesday, #23 Ohio State (18-6, 7-4) hosts Coach Pat Chambers and his Penn State Nittany Lions (15-9, 3-8) on Wednesday. At 7-4, Ohio State currently sits in a 4-way tie for  2nd place in the B1G. Penn State currently is in 12th place. The Buckeyes need a win to keep pace with the top […]


Talking 10 Power Poll: Week 13

After a crazy weekend of B1G basketball, Any Coppens of Talking 10 brings us this week’s power poll with a bit of analysis too.  Same stuff, different week, right? After seeing upsets happen and Maryland come back to the field in the Big Ten you can bet this week’s power poll was a bit of […]

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 13: Wally Judge #33, J.J. Moore #44, Myles Mack #4 and Kadeem Jack #11 of the Rutgers Scarlet Knights walk up the court against the Louisville Cardinals during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Ohio State MBB @ Rutgers

Ohio State Buckeyes @ Rutgers Scarlet Nights — The RAC Sunday 5:30 PM ET Two teams hungry for a win will meet on Sunday, when the Ohio State Buckeyes head to the shores of New Jersey to face one of the B1G’s newest additions — The Rutgers Scarlet Knights. Thad Matta and company are coming off their […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - DECEMBER 31: Ronnie Johnson #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers prepares to pass off the ball as Amir Williams #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defends at Mackey Arena on December 31, 2013 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ohio State defeated Purdue 78-69. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

MBB: Boilermakers Block Buckeyes, 60-58

The #20 Buckeyes entered Mackey Arena on a three game winning streak. So did the host Boilermakers. Purdue extended their streak to 4 games with a tightly contested 60-58 win over short-handed Ohio State. Ohio State now sits at 17-6, 6-4 and Purdue is 15-8, 7-3. This game was going to be a challenge with […]