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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)

TBBC Men’s Pre-game Glance: Ohio State Versus Northwestern

 Ohio State 14-10(6-5) vs. Northwestern 16-8(4-7) Day: Tuesday Date: February 9th, 2016 Location: Value City Arena Time: 8:00PM ET Coverage – TV: BTN – 97.1FM The FAN Radio School: Northwestern University Location: Evanston, Illinois Founded: 1851 Student Population: 8,405 Undergraduates, 11,931 Postgraduates School Type: Private Division: NCAA I Conference: Big Ten First Season: Facility 1952; […]

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MBB: Ohio State Edged by Maryland, 66-61

(Image courtesy USAToday.com) Thad is as perplexed by his team’s free throw shooting as we are. Ohio State couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn Sunday afternoon and dropped a very winnable game against #8 Maryland, 66-61.  Their horrific field goal shooting (35%, 21-59) was outdone only by their inexcusable free throw shooting (58%, […]

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tBBC Pregame Glance: Maryland Terrapins

Melo Trimble is very good. (Image Courtesy of diamondbackonline.com) Ohio State (14-8, 6-3) hosts #8 Maryland (18-3, 7-2) Sunday afternoon in a rematch, of sorts. The first game wasn’t much of a match, with Maryland “prevailing” 100-65 on January 16th. In the first meeting, Maryland rode a dominant 1st half to subdue Ohio State. At […]

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tBBC MBB: Ohio State Edges Illinois 68-63 in Overtime

(Thad applauds of his team’s defense and rebounding.) Ohio State blew a 2nd half 13-point lead and Ohio State improved its record (14-8, 6-3) by beating Illinois (10-11, 2-5) Thursday night. That they did, by downing the scrappy Fighting Illini 68-63. As you’d expect when these teams play each other, the games are not aesthetically […]

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 […]

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MBB: Ohio State Rolls Penn State 66-46

(Thad approves of his team’s shooting and rebounding.) Ohio State looked to improve its record (12-8, 4-3) by hosting Penn State (11-9, 2-5) Monday night. That they did, by downing the sketchy shooting Nittany Lions 66-46. Ohio State was the beneficiary of abysmal Penn State outside shooting, 16% (4-25). The Buckeyes shot well, rebounded well, […]

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - JANUARY 13:  Head coach Patrick Chambers of the Penn State Nittany Lions is seen during the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Mackey Arena on January 13, 2016 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Purdue defeated Penn State 74-57. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

MBB Preview: Penn State Nittany Lions

Pat Chambers gesturing about something or another. (Image courtesy deadspin.com) The young Buckeyes are in another losing streak as they have dropped their last two games to Maryland and Purdue. Consistency has not been there for the Buckeyes the entire season as they attempt to get a feel for any sort of consistent rhythm. At […]

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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MBB: Maryland Mauls Ohio State, 100-65

(Thad is as speechless as we are) Ohio State overcame 1st half blahs to roll Rutgers on Wednesday to get them into a feel-good mood for the Maryland game. However, the Terrapins were probably a bit testy after dropping Tuesday’s game to Michigan. The testiness showed as the Terrapins dropped the Buckeyes 100-65,  The result […]

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MBB: OSU Overpowers Rutgers in 2nd Half, 94-68

(Thad applauds his team’s 2nd half performance) After getting tuned up in Bloomington by the Hoosiers, Ohio State returned to the friendly confines of VCA to take on Rutgers. The Buckeyes overpowered the Scarlet Knights 94-68, powered by a 55 point 2nd half. The result moved Ohio State to (12-6,4-1) and Rutgers to (6-12, 0-5). Rutgers […]

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2nd Thoughts: Indiana

(Thad was as perplexed as we were on Sunday) Before I get started, I want to congratulate the Hoosiers on a great performance. Coach Crean had his team well prepared; their offense was crisp, sharp and effective. Their defense was high pressure and relentless. Indiana was certainly The Aggressor on Sunday. Ohio State’s seven game […]

during the second round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Moda Center on March 19, 2015 in Portland, Oregon.

MBB: Williams’ 21 Leads Ohio State Over Northwestern

The Buckeyes traveled to Evanston. IL with intent to take down the Northwestern Wildcats. In a painful game to take in, the Buckeyes (11-5, 3-0)  beat Northwestern (13-3, 1-2,) by the score of 65-56. Ohio State placed three players in double figures: were led by Kam Williams (21 points, 2 rebounds) off the bench, Trevor […]

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TBBC Men’s Pre-game Glance: Ohio State Versus Illinois

 Ohio State(9-5) vs. Illinois(8-6) Day: Sunday Date: January 3rd, 2016 Location: Value City Arena, Columbus Time: 5p.m. ET Coverage – TV: BTN – 97.1FM The FAN Radio School: University Of Illinois Location: Champaign, Illinois Founded: 1867 Student Population: 32,878 Undergraduates, 11,209 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: Big Ten First Season: Facility 1905, they […]

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MBB: Buckeyes Husk Huskies, 67-54

(Thad approves of his team’s performance) The Buckeyes  hosted the Huskies (Northern Illinois) Wednesday after staggering home from the Huskies (UConn) and came away with a 67-54 win. Aesthetically, this was not a pretty game, but the win was very welcome. Double-doubles by Jae’Sean Tate (17 pts, 10 rbs) and Kieta Bates-Diop (14, 10) powered the Buckeyes […]

MIAMI, FL - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes reacts to a foul call during first half action against the Memphis Tigers on November 27, 2015 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Ohio State MBB: What A Difference A Year Makes

(Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports) Last season, Ohio State rolled to a 24-11 record and made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA’s. That was then.. With an experienced lineup and an unworldly talented play (D’Angelo Russell) the Buckeyes sat at 8-1 at this point last season. Now, going into Wednesday’s game against NIU, […]

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Ohio State MBB Drop Close one to #10 Virginia 64-58

In the end, the shooting of the three star players for the tenth ranked Virginia Cavaliers were the difference as the Buckeyes drop a heart-breaker at home 64 to 58. Despite better shooting from the Buckeyes (50% vs 44%) the difference was in field goal opportunities; Virginia had 52 FG attempts vs Ohio State’s 42. […]

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TBBC Men’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Memphis

  Ohio State vs. Memphis Day: Friday Date: Nov. 27, 2015 Location: Miami, FL Time: 7:30 p.m. ET Coverage – TV: ESPN 2 – 97.1 The FAN Radio   School: University Of Memphis Location: Memphis, Tennessee Founded: September 10, 1912 Student Population: 17,222 Undergraduates, 4,258 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: The American Athletic Conference […]

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MBB: LaTech Drops Ohio State, 82-74

In the next to last game of the four game Invitational series, the Buckeyes (2-1) hosted the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (3-0) Tuesday evening. Of our two common opponents this season, so far, they beat Grambling State and Ohio State beat Grambling State, both by similar margins (high teens). LaTech beat UT-Arlington and Ohio Sate… didn’t. […]

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Live Play-By-Play: Ohio State MBB Gets Thad Matta His 300th Career Win

Head Coach Thad Matta has a chance to gain his 300 win for his career today. Starters for the game: Ohio State – Jaquan Lyle, Keita Bates-Diop, Jae’Sean Tate, Marc Loving and Trevor Thompson; Mount St. Marys – Junior Robinson, BK Ashe, Will Miller, Gregory Graves and Taylor Danaher. First Half JaQuan Lyle got his first […]

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)

2015-2016 Men’s Basketball Player Profile: Jae’Sean Tate

The Ohio State men’s basketball season is right around the corner. The upstart Buckeyes will take on Walsh in exhibition play on November 8th. To help get you ready for tip-off, The Buckeye Battle Cry will be bringing you Player Previews leading up to the beginning of the season. Today, we profile sophomore Jae’Sean Tate. […]

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