ACC-Big Ten Challenge: Never Too Early For Basketball

The wounds have barely healed from last basketball season, and here we are, looking forward to the upcoming season. Per the Big Ten office, there look like some entertaining match ups in the 2015 ACC-BIG Challenge. View the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge match ups below. Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota Wake Forest at Rutgers […]


Officially Speaking: Shorter Shot Clock Looms

As we all know, sports fans love to complain about, well, everything. One of the most common complaints concerns the style of play in games and the fouls/penalties that are called. In what would probably surprise many fans, the NCAA does seem to listen to those complaints and often makes rules changes, tweaks, or issues […]

D’Angelo Russell Declares for NBA Draft

ESPN’s Paul Biancardi has broke the story that D’Angelo Russell has declared from the NBA Draft.

In D’Angelo’s words:

“This was a hard decision because I knew I could come back and play with my teammates who I love and to be coached by Coach Thad Matta again would have been awesome, but at the same time I wanted to pursue my dream of playing in the NBA,” Russell told on Wednesday. “I know what I am capable of and the sky’s the limit with effort. I know I have a lot to work on.”

Russell also said that he will miss Columbus.

“It’s a great place, the fan base is crazy for basketball …hopefully it will open doors down the road after basketball,” he said. “The staff did a great job of challenging me from the X’s and O’s [standpoint], strengthening my body, and academically I got named as one of two players as a scholar-athlete on our team.”


Micah Potter Is A Buckeye !!!

You know what? Ohio State is a Basketball school, too. Not to be outdone by the Football Recruiting Spectacular over the weekend, Thad Matta added a member to the 2016 class as well. Mentor center Micah Potter, a three star athlete who checks in at 6’10” became the latest hoopster to choose the scarlet and […]


Officially Speaking: Final Four

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments done and the champions crowned, basketball season is now over and thus it is time for our last basketball Officially Speaking for the season. There were certainly a number of controversial calls in the Wisconsin-Duke title game but most of them were block/charge calls which we have […]

D’Angelo Russell named NABC and AP All-American

There is no denying that freshman D’Angelo Russell was one of the best basketball players this season, despite Ohio State falling during the round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament. Earlier today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches named Ohio State’s leader in nearly every single statistical category a 1st team All-American.

Russell and Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin are the only B1G players selected to All America. Kaminsky, like Russell, was also named to the first team.

The Buckeye freshman averaged 19 points, 5 assists and nearly 6 rebounds per game this season.


WBB: Impressive Comeback Falls Heartbreakingly Short as Ohio State Falls to UNC

After a slightly tougher than expected first round game, the 5th seeded Ohio State women’s basketball team took on the 4th seed North Carolina Tarheels tonight. By virtue of being a top four seed, the Tarheels, who also had a tougher than expected opening round, got to host the first two rounds of the tournament […]


WBB: Ohio State Advances to 2nd Round With Win Over James Madison

After watching two days of the men’s tournament and one day of the women’s, the #23 Ohio State women’s basketball team finally got their NCAA tournament underway as they squared off against 12th seeded James Madison. Despite being from Pennsylvania and having the games in North Carolina, the Dukes brought a good crowd that made […]

TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 09:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23, Dusan Ristic #14, Stanley Johnson #5 and Elliott Pitts #24 in the huddle during the second half of the college basketball game against the Utah Valley Wolverines at McKale Center on December 9, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 87-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

tBBC NCAA Preview: Ohio State vs Arizona

Set-up On to the top 32. On Saturday at 5:15 PM ET,  the NCAA West Region proceeds, as far as we’re concerned, with the #10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (24-10) facing off against the 5th ranked and #2 seed Arizona Wildcats (32-3). Ohio State earned this match-up in an overtime thriller against VCU 75-72. Arizona […]

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WBB: OSU vs James Madison and NCAA Women’s Tournament Preview

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament got underway yesterday and today it is the women’s turn to get in on the action. For a long time the women’s tournament ran Saturday through Tuesday to provide a bit of separation from the men’s but this year it was shifted to run Friday through Monday for some reason. […]

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dribbles past JeQuan Lewis #1 of the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in the first half during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Ohio State Buckeyes Advance to Round of 32 with 75-72 Win Over VCU

All season Buckeye fans and college basketball analysts have questioned Ohio State’s toughness. They’ve watched in angst while Ohio State continued to struggle in big games and wondered when and if the senior class would ever show up when it mattered. Basketball minds have wanted to know since day one if Thad Matta could get […]


tBBC Livechat: NCAA Tournament vs. VCU

The Buckeyes are in the tournament and have a tough opponent in the first round as the 10th seed in the West Regional. From Portland Oregon, The Buckeyes will take on Shaka Smart’s 7th seeded VCU Rams. Want some company while you cheer on the Buckeyes? NO Problem, We’re here for you in the comments. […]

TUCSON, AZ - FEBRUARY 19:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks to his team during a break from the college basketball game against the USC Trojans at McKale Center on February 19, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

2015 March Madness Bracketology: West Region

Tuesday and Wednesday we’ll be giving you our insight into each NCAA Tournament Region, looking for the stories that you may not have read elsewhere… you know, to help you fill out your award winning entry! If there is a region that has it all this year, it just might be the West, which features […]