MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Trevor Thompson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes defends against Shaq Goodwin #2 of the Memphis Tigers on November 27, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Memphis defeated Ohio State 81-76 in overtime. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Report: Trevor Thompson to withdraw from the NBA Draft

According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Ohio State junior Trevor Thompson has decided to pull back from the NBA Draft process and return to Ohio State for another season. After transferring from Virginia Tech in 2014, Thompson split time with Daniel Giddens at center during his first season in Columbus, starting 28 games for head coach […]


OSUWBB: Ameryst Alston Selected in WNBA Draft

While it doesn’t get the same amount of hype and attention as the NFL draft, the WNBA draft is still a big deal for senior women’s basketball players each year as they wait to see if they hear their name called, allowing them to continue to play the game they loved. Yesterday was the 2016 […]


OSUMBB: Andre Wesson is Buckeye

(Image courtesy Columbus Dispatch) In a bit more of good news for the Ohio State men’s basketball program, Thad received a Letter of Intent Wednesday from local (Westerville (OH) South) player Andre Wesson. Below is Dan Wallenberg’s (OSU Athletics Communication) announcement: COLUMBUS, Ohio-Andre Wesson, a 6-6, 190-pound forward from Westerville (Ohio) South High School, signed […]


OSUMBB: Back To The Future?

I see I got off the golf course in time to catch up on some recent changes involving the Ohio State men’s basketball program.  Two former Buckeye players/coaches are apparently returning to Columbus to assist Thad. In other news, OSUMBB received a commitment from a JUCO player at a position that was a bit thin. […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 13:  Assistant coach Jeff Boals of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates by cutting down a piece of the net following their 71-60 win against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the championship game of the 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 13, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Jeff Boals to Leave Ohio State to Coach Stony Brook; Diebler to Vanderbilt

Former Ohio State assistant head coach Jeff Boals has finally landed the job opening that he feels is worth leaving Ohio State. After various reports throughout the day on Friday reported that the former Ohio grad was heading to Stony Brook to fill their head coaching vacancy, the school has made the announcement official. Boals […]


Future is Bright for OSU Women’s Basketball

Earlier this week fellow tBBC writer Scott took a look at the Ohio State women’s basketball team following their loss to Tennessee in the Sweet 16. While I agree with Scott that the loss was very disappointing, I disagree with his assessment of head coach Kevin McGuff who he sees as a lateral move from […]

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Kevin McGuff watches the action against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the second half of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Jonathan Quilter)_

What’s up with the OSU women basketball?

I needed some time to wrap my head around this. After another early exit in the NCAA Tournament by the Ohio State women’s basketball team, I’ve spent several days trying to figure out what happened. The third-seeded Lady Buckeyes were soundly beaten by Tennessee in the Sweet 16. This was a Buckeye team ranked in […]


OSUMBB: To Everything Turn, Turn Turn…

Apologies to the Byrds, but I was going to do a retrospective article on the Ohio State men’s basketball 2015-2016 season. I may yet do that, but there appears to be some roster shuffling on Thad’s team. You might say it’s a “thinning of the herd”. No, not this potential winnowing.. According to a couple […]


OSUWBB: Buckeyes Fall in the Sweet 16

After a hard fought win against West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team headed to Sioux Falls, SD for the 8th trip to the Sweet 16 in program history. The Buckeyes faced iconic women’s basketball program Tennessee who despite having their worst season in program history […]


Let’s talk Men’s Basketball

.. for a minute. Or two. (Thad knows what I’m talking about.) Ohio State men’s basketball just endured a season that certainly wasn’t the best of times, nor was it the worst of times. It was a season that, if we were sane and realistic with ourselves, was what we expected. Before I get into […]


Ahhh! Calm Down – There’s Always Next Year

(Photo courtesy of The Lantern) The 2015-16 OSU MBB season can be labeled a disappointment. But is it really? The Buckeyes ended overall at 21-14 and in the Big Ten 11-7. After losing five substantial contributors from the 2014-15 season: D’Angelo Russell, Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson, Amir Williams, and Anthony Lee – was the prognosis […]


Talking 10 Trolls Ohio State.. again

.. and still can’t get it right. (Image courtesy I had a little article brought to my attention on Thursday. Basically, Andy weaves a tale with what appear to be two story lines; the first story is to create a context  for his second story, which is the real story. First Fable Andy starts […]

OSUWBB: Sweet 16 Preview – Ohio State vs Tennessee

With their win over West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 8th time in program history. Their reward for that accomplishment is a trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota (dear NCAA, why on Earth did you put a regional […]

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Kevin McGuff watches the action against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the second half of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Jonathan Quilter)_

OSUWBB: Ohio State Outlasts WVU 88-81

(Photo courtesy The Columbus Dispatch) Coach McGuff is amazed with what he saw. The 3rd seed Ohio State Buckeyes (25-7) host 6th seed West Virginia Mountaineers (25-9) in a 2nd round game. The rode tenacious defense when their offense stalled and the hot hand of Kelsey Mitchell’s 43 points to edge by West Virginia, 88-81. […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 21: Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes the ball in front of A.J. Hammons #20 of the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 21, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State’s Season Ends in 74-66 Loss to Florida in the NIT

One of the toughest seasons in recent memory for the Ohio State Buckeyes came to a close on Sunday, in a 76-66 loss to the Florida Gators in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. Down 31-30 at the half, Ohio State failed to take the lead or tie the game in the final […]


OSUWBB: Buckeyes Open NCAA Tournament With Win Over Buffalo

(Above image courtesy of Ohio State athletics) After a disastrous end to the regular season and Big Ten Tournament, the Ohio State women’s basketball team got back on the court looking to show that they were the team that was viewed as a threat to make the Final Four. The nearly two weeks since their […]


Making the List: Evan Turner

The Ohio State University is in the NIT. The last time they were in the NIT, 2008, they won it all. That was a thrilling win for us who recall it. They beat the University of Massachusetts 92-85. And even though the score reflects only a seven point difference – the Buckeyes actually dominated that […]


2nd Thoughts: Akron

Yeah, Thad knew they could do it… Ohio State (21-13) overcame a listless first half to surge by University of Akron (26-9) 72-63 to move on to the 2nd round of the NIT. By listless, if you can’t sleep at night, watch the 1st half; you’ll be unconscious in no time. Both teams combined to […]


OSUMBB: Ohio State Edges Akron 72-63 in Overtime

Thad wondering where he’ll get enough healthy players. Ohio State (20-13) teed it up in the 1st round of the National Invitational Tournament by hosting in-state opponent University of Akron (26-8). The Zips lost a tough game, 64-61 in the Mid-American Conference tournament final against University of Buffalo (I had to get that in). Ohio […]


tBBC March Madness Bracketology 2016: East Region

March Madness is upon us. According to numerous sources, including The Economist, The Super Bowl is the #1 day for gambling. March Madness is closing in at #2. We all love this time of year. We find the need to be right – even if it means swallowing the usual distain we may have for […]