COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 30: Kam Williams #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes attempts to dribble the ball past Anthony Clemmons #5 of the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first half at Value City Arena on December 30, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

OSU MBB Wins Important Thriller vs. Iowa 68-64

Thad should be very happy. The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball team won an important game Sunday (Feb. 28th) at Value City Arena against the #8 Nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The Buckeyes are now 19-11 overall and 11-6 in Big Ten Play. From the opening 19:52 mark in the game with JaQuan Lyle’s steal and […]

PORTLAND, OR - MARCH 19:  Head coach Thad Matta of Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as the Ohio State Buckeyes play 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 Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State vs. Penn State

(Thad is happy with Monday’s performance) Although it still had some flaws, Mondays 66-46 win over Penn State was encouraging and certainly interesting. This was interesting, to me, because it shows that with a young team, you never are quite sure where your points are going to come from. For example, against Purdue, Kieta Bates-Diop […]

COLUMBUS, OH - DECEMBER 16:  Head Coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts after Jae'Sean Tate #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes was called for a foul late in the second half of the game against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Value City Arena on December 16, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Northern Illinois 67-54. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Purdue

(Thad thinks the team is getting closer) Despite the loss, I think that was a much better team performance against Purdue. Ohio State came out energized and focused, and but for a few brief minutes, held the lead throughout the 1st half. The shooting was stellar: 52% from the field, 67% from long range (thanks […]

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OSUWBB: Buckeyes Trip Terps, 80-71

(Coach McGuff has reason to applaud) The #9 Ohio State women’s basketball team didn’t have much time to celebrate the new year or enjoy their victory in the Big Ten opener. After knocking off #24 Michigan State on New Year’s Eve, the Buckeyes traveled to College Park to take on #5 Maryland. The Buckeyes got the […]

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OSUWBB Ohio State Overhauls Michigan State 85-80

(Coach McGuff should be encouraged) Every Buckeye remembers the football game against Michigan State in November that sent the Spartans to the College Football Playoff and the Buckeyes to the Fiesta Bowl. On the day where the MSU football team would make their appearance in the football semifinals, the 9th ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team hosted 24th […]


Buckeyes MBB Wins Big 10 opener vs. Golden Gophers 78-63

(You bet Thad is happy) The Ohio State University Men’s Basketball team moved onto 9-5 for the season with a current five-game winning streak. At Value City Arena the Buckeyes opened up the 2015-16 Big 10 play with a 78-63 victory against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-7). Marc Loving would lead all Buckeyes with 20 […]


tBBC Pregame Glance: South Carolina State

(Image Courtesy of Wikipedia) The Buckeyes (7-5) continue their four game home stand with a game against South Carolina State this Sunday. Ohio State is on a bit of a tear, winning three consecutive games. The Bulldogs (5-8) of the MEAC are trending the other direction; they have lost three consecutive games. This is SCS’s first of […]


MBB Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs UConn

The Ohio State Buckeyes (4-4) seek to extend their 2 game wining streak tomorrow when they tip off against the University of Connecticut (5-3) in OSU’s first true away game.. Below is a quick snapshot comparing the Buckeyes to the Huskies. PPG-O PPG-D RPG FG% 3PT% FT% Ohio State 75 65 38 48.2% 35.1% 63.6% […]


WBB: B1G Ending Thoughts

The 2014-2015 Big Ten season ended not with a whimper, but with a bang Sunday night for Coach McGuff’s Buckeyes. The injury depleted team may have been short on players, but they were long on heart this year. When we returned home Sunday evening, I turned on the game, just for fun. The game was […]


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 […]

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 - FEBRUARY 14:  Deshaun Thomas #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes dunks for two of his game-high 22 points in the second half against the Northwestern Wildcats on February 14, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Northwestern 69-59.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB Back for Seconds: OSU @ Northwestern

After last night’s game win at Northwestern, Ohio state is one-third through it’s Big Ten schedule for the season. The Buckeyes sit at (15-5, 4-3)  for the year. Ohio State had its all too familiar slow start, being behind 11 points with 11 minutes to play in the half. Fortunately, blistering shooting (they shot 1st […]

COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 19:  Head coach Chris Collins of the Northwestern Wildcats watches as the referees attempt to sort out fouls to be assessed after a scuffle between players from the Wildcats and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Northwestern 76-60.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Northwestern Wildcats

This Thursday, Ohio State (14-5, 3-3) hosts Northwestern (10-8, 1-4). Back on February 18, 2009, Northwestern beat Ohio State, in Evanston, 72-69. Since then, the Buckeyes have reeled off 8 consecutive wins against the Wildcats, the most recent being last year, a 76-60 Buckeye victory in Columbus on February 18th. That win moved OSU to […]

Wednesday Night Rumble: Successful Disappointment

Basketball season is officially over. Depending on your perspective on how you look at the season’s overall content, this year was either a huge overachieving success or a flaming disaster. It’s Wednesday night, let’s rumble! Shocked There really is no better word for the majority of Buckeye Nation’s overriding feeling on Saturday night after the […]

Wednesday Night Rumble: Smooth Criminal

The Buckeyes have advanced to their fourth straight Sweet 16 and look to continue hitting their stride in the city of angels tomorrow night against Arizona. Spring football practice has reconvened. The Big Ten has 4 of the 16 teams still vying for the Final Four. It’s Wednesday, let’s rumble! He’s Crafty The range of […]

Breakdownability: Illinois vs OSU II

School: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Location: Urbana and Champaign, IL Founded: 1867 Student Population: 40,616 total, 31,932 undergrad School Type: Public – Land Grant Stadium: Assembly Hall Seating: 16,618 Opened: 1963 Head Coach: John Groce Experience: 1st year at UI @ U-C

Pregame Glance – Walsh University

The pre-season #4 team in the country gets things started off with a scrimmage of sorts against the Cavaliers of Walsh University from North Canton, Ohio. Still competing in the NAIA in basketball, they will be making the switch to NCAA D2 for the 2013-14 season. Led by former player Jeff Young in his 10th […]

tBBC Basketball Roundtable – Preseason Wrap-up

It’s been a great season of football so far and not too surprisingly basketball has snuck up on us. We have done our best to try and get everybody’s input on the upcoming season from around the blogosphere including a nice two-parter with people from around the B1G that can be read here and here. […]

tBBC B1G Basketball Roundtable – Part One

With basketball season rapidly approaching and a lot of information to digest from around the conference, I thought it was high time we here from bloggers representing them. We kick off a series in roundtables with our first five  today and we are doing our very best to round up the rest of the B1G for […]