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Monday Musings

Some weekend, eh? Grab your coffee and let’s get right to it. Men’s Basketball A week that started out fairly well, then crashed and burned. In the NCAA’s, they’ve managed to dust Iowa State 78-75, Arizona 73-70 and then fell flat against Wichita State 66-70.  I don’t have much to add to the fine recaps, above, however […]

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 […]

Pregame Glance – Kansas Jayhawks

There is simply no amount of Listerine that can wash out the bad taste left in those returning players mouths having endured two losses to Kansas last season; one on December 10, 2011 (78-67) and one at the Final Four in New Orleans on March 31, 2012 (64-62). They will just have to take care of their […]

Pregame Glance – Winthrop

The Buckeyes take on 4-4 Winthrop University from the Big South conference in their next match-up and are on a roll since losing to Duke. The Eagles are on a little roll themselves having dispatched the other “Ohio” team as our least favorite buffoon from up north likes to say. The Eagles beat the Bobcats […]

That's just the way it is Bulldogs, Buckeyes Win 90-72

Keith Hornsby led the UNC Asheville Bulldogs into Columbus but wasn’t able to do enough to keep the Buckeyes from running away with this one by a score of 90-72. Hornsby was an unstoppable shooting machine today, hitting a ridiculous 9-12 from the floor, 6-8 from three, for 26 points to go with 4 rebounds. […]

Next Four Games Crucial for Buckeyes' Success

Many Buckeye basketball fans may just want to fast forward two weeks from Saturday. Ohio State will host Kansas, the team that beat OSU not once, but twice last season and knocked the Buckeyes out of the NCAA tournament in the Final Four. But, in fact, OSU can’t afford to fast forward, because between now […]

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. […]

2012 Basketball Preview: Evan Ravenel

We will have continuing coverage of the Buckeyes exciting win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers later today. For now, we continue the preseason look at the 2012 Buckeye Basketball team. After being one of several new faces for the Buckeyes last year, Ravenel now takes on a role as the lone senior on the team. On […]

Kansas Advances to National Championship, Defeats Buckeyes 64-62

Ohio State and Kansas met for the second time this year, this time on the neutral court of the Superdome in New Orleans. Both teams played tough basketball, but the Buckeyes were unable to maintain their nine point halftime lead, falling to the Jayhawks for the second time 64-62. William Buford’s game high 19 points […]

Ohio State Advances to Final Four in Instant Classic, Outlasts Syracuse 77-70

The Ohio State Buckeyes and Syracuse Orange met in Boston this evening to decide who would represent the East Region in the Final Four. After a tight, hard-fought battle, the Buckeyes succeeded in picking up the 77-70 victory over the 1-seeded Syracuse Orange. Every single Buckeye contributed a key piece to this tough victory, but […]

Pregame Glance: Syracuse Orange

The Syracuse Orange, under Jim Boeheim since the beginning of time, have had a surprisingly difficult path to the Elite Eight this year.  The Orange have struggled against all three of their opponents (at least at times), but have managed to scrape out victories in each game, often in the last seconds. First up was […]

Pregame Glance: Cincinnati Bearcats

For two straight seasons in 1961 and 1962 the Buckeyes and Bearcats squared off in the National Title game following Ohio State’s first and only National Championship. Both years the Bearcats got the better of the Buckeyes, winning their only two basketball national titles in the NCAA Tournament Era. This game marks the first time […]

Pregame Glance: Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Buckeyes have advanced to the Round of 32 for the third time in three years. This time around their opponent is the 7th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs, a team that has been to the dance many times in the last decade. Coach Mark Few is one of the only coaches in the country to regularly […]

Ohio State Defeats Spunky Loyola 78-59, Advances to Third Round

The Buckeyes, playing their first weekend games in Pittsburgh, drew the 15-seeded Loyola Greyhounds out of Maryland. After a brief early battle, Ohio State slowly pulled away, eventually notching a 78-59 victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Deshaun Thomas broke his career record in scoring with 31 points, and added 12 rebounds, […]

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