ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05:  Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers motions to his players during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal against the Kentucky Wildcats at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Wisconsin

On Sunday afternoon,  #23 Ohio State (22-8, 11-6) welcomes B1G regular season champion #6 Wisconsin (27-3, 15-2) to Value City Arena. Maybe “welcomes” isn’t quite the right word. At 10-6, Ohio State currently sits in a 4-way tie for 3rd place in the B1G.  The Buckeyes need a win to keep pace with the top […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 29:  Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after making a three-pointer in the second half while taking on the Arizona Wildcats during the West Regional Final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center on March 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

tBBC Radio Hour: B1G Basketball Mid-Season with Andy Coppens

tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunesThe Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour is back this week to talk about B1G Basketball. It’s been a strange season, and joining us to help break it down is our pal Andy Coppens from Talking 10.

Andy and I talk how the league has changed over the last three years and how despite the B1G being down, it’s good that there are four or five freshman that are really talented to help this league grow.

We also break down the latest hoops action and how Wisconsin continues to roll in conference play.  Frank Kaminsky is a candidate for Player of the Year and is well deserving, but Andy believes he should be in talks for National Player of the Year.

Finally, we break down the importance of tonight’s match up with Maryland and Ohio State and how many teams from the B1G will make it to the dance in March.

That and so much more on this episode of The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour

As always, you can find our show in iTunes, by searching for The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour. Make sure you leave a comment on the page and say hello!

To download this episode, click here.

Thanks for listening!  Go Buckeyes!

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 19:  LaQuinton Ross #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes to teammate Shannon Scott #3 in the first half as JerShon Cobb #23 and Sanjay Lumpkin #34 of the Northwestern Wildcats defend on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB: Russell’s 33 Points Helps Ohio State Edge Northwestern 69-67

Ohio State tried to bounce back from the dismal showing against Iowa by making  road trip to  Northwestern. Powered by a career high 33 points from D’Angelo Russell, the Buckeyes edged the Wildcats 69-67. Ohio State (15-5, 4-3) was led by D’Angelo Russell (33 pts, 7 rbs) and Sam Thompson (11 pts, 4 rbs). Russell […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 30:  at Value City Arena on December 30, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Iowa defeated Ohio State 71-65. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** name

MBB Pregame Glance: Iowa Hawkeyes (Again)

The last time these teams met, December 30th , Ohio State was ranked in top 20. Now, no. Since the loss to Iowa, Ohio State  (14-4, 3-2) has gone 3-1, with a recent demolishing of Michigan 71-52. The Hawkeyes (12-5, 3-1) have gone 2-1, recently edging Minnesota 77-75. Here is the previous matchup preview and […]


MBB: Ohio State Mauls Michigan 71-52

Coming off a pretty good evening for OSU’s football team, the basketball team hosted UM. Not University of Maryland, the other guys. Regardless, the Buckeyes entered the game focused and aggressive, and left the game with a 71-52 win. The win improves Ohio State to (14-4, 3-2) while dropping Michigan to (10-7, 3-2). The Buckeyes […]


MBB Pregame Glance: Michigan Wolverines

The Ohio State Buckeyes (13-4, 2-2) host the Michigan Wolverines (10-6, 3-1) in Value City Arena tonight. The Buckeyes are coming off a 69-66 loss to Indiana on Saturday. Meanwhile, Michigan edged Minnesota 62-57 , also on Saturday. Last season, Ohio State dropped both games to Michigan; 70-60 at Crisler during the regular season and 72-69 in […]


MBB Pregame Glance: Minnesota Golden Gophers

The #22 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-3, 1-1) try to get their first  Big Ten Conference win by visiting the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-4, 0-2) at the Williams Arena (The Barn) tomorrow evening. The Buckeyes are coming off a 77-61 win over Illinois. Meanwhile, Minnesota has dropped consecutive games to Purdue(!) and Maryland. Last season, Ohio State […]


WBB: Ohio State Tames Wildcats. OSU 73 Northwestern 64

Ohio State (10-5) is now undefeated in 2015, after beating Northwestern (12-2) 73-64 to claim their 6th win in 7 games and moving to 2-1 in Big Ten Play. After the take-down of Rutgers on New Year’s Day, Ohio State is showing that opponent records be damned, let’s take to the floor and play this […]


MBB: Ohio State Downs Illinois 77-61, moves to 12-3

Ohio State clanked the end to 2014 with a 71-65 loss to Iowa on Tuesday. This afternoon they had an opportunity to start 2015 in a positive fashion by hosting the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois. And positive it was, as Ohio State beat Illinois 77-61 to move to 12-3 on the season and […]


Talking 10 Preseason Basketball Poll

tBBC is proud to be apart of this year’s Talking 10 Power Poll. Each Week, Ken and Joe will place their votes on where each basketball team stands in the B1G conference. Here is our first poll of the year, as published by Andy Coppens at Talking 10 — with a couple of our thoughts […]

The B1G Time Podcast: Final Four Preview, Coaching Review

Andy Coppens and I are at it again folks. Throwing rocks at the Minnesota athletic department, and raving about Tom Crean’s horrible hairdo…. or execution… one of the two. If I was on my A game, we would of touched on both. Thanks to Andy for having me on again, make sure you check out […]

Lineup Change Could Spark OSU in B1G Play

After Ohio State lost to Kansas, head coach Thad Matta made a change to his starting lineup. Out of the starting lineup–at the center position–went fifth-year senior Evan Ravenel and in came sophomore Amir Williams. In Williams’ first start, an 87-44 victory against Chicago State, he scored just four points and grabbed four rebounds, but […]

B1G Basketball Preview: Indiana

College basketball hasn’t been friendly to Indiana Hoosier fans over the last few seasons. When it comes to hoops in Bloomington, there is no room for head coaches to breathe. So when Tom Crean takes to the bench for the 4th year as the head Hoosier man, Indiana fans might be hoping that the Michigan […]