INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

OSUMBB: OSU Gets Past PSU 79-75 In B1G Tourney

Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) teed it up in the 1st/2nd round of the Big Ten Tourney against Penn State (16-15, 7-11). The winner plays Michigan State on Friday evening. It’s not much of an incentive, but a win does get Ohio State to the “20 Win Land”. And that they did! The Buckeyes rode clutch […]

INDIANAPOLIS - MARCH 14:  A detail of an empty basketball court as the Purdue Boilermakers play against the Illinois Fighting Illini during their semifinal game of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Conseco Fieldhouse on March 14, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance MBB: OSU vs PSU

(Image Courtesy of Big Ten, I’d guess) Ohio State (19-12, 11-7) plays Penn State (16-16, 7-11) in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. In the first meeting, the Buckeyes rolled the Nittany Lions 66-46, on the strength of Kieta Bates-Diop’s 22 points and 8 rebounds. Marc Loving contributed 11 points. Thad needs someone […]

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 […]


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, […]


Ohio State Plays Lights Out, Demolishes Penn State, 38-10

This will be a brief, knee-jerk, morning after reaction to the game. We’ll have a couple more articles  getting into opinion on this game over the next 2-3 days. It was a beautiful evening for football in The Shoe last night as over 108,400 Buckeye fans showed up, most clad in black, for Ohio State’s […]

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 […]


Are You Not Entertained? Penn State

Whew! That’s all I have to say after a near debacle in Happy Valley. Not sure how Ohio State lost a 17-0 lead and the momentum … well, I kind of know but J.T. Barrett has been playing so well I don’t want to throw it all on him and his pick-six. But I digress. […]


Wednesday Night Rumble: You Can’t Sit With Us!

I think it’s safe to say that Rutgers was what we all thought it would be but just didn’t want to admit for fear of not taking it “one game at a time.” The Buckeyes came out on fire and cruised to a 56-17 win over the Big Ten’s newly minted Scarlet Knights. In 2014 […]

MBB Pregame Glance: Penn State

The #22/#20 Ohio State Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6) travel to Happy Valley to play the Penn State Nittany Lions (13-14, 4-10) Thursday evening. In their previous meeting in Columbus, PSU overcame a 10 point deficit over the last 5:33, as D.J. Newbill scored the winning basket with: 03 remaining in overtime to give PSU a 71-70 […]

MBB Recap: Ohio State loses in OT, 71-70

The Buckeyes (16-4, 3-4) hosted the Nittany Lions (10-10, 1-6) to try to move their winning ways to two in a row. This would be a challenge, since the Nittany Lions just took down Nebraska, the team that laid the wood to Buckeyes last week. Being the good hosts they tend to be, Ohio State […]

BBN Basketball LiveBlog: Penn State

The Buckeyes are still at home tonight to welcome in the Penn State Nittany Lions. Despite Penn State sitting in last place, the Nits possess a couple excellent scorers that could make life difficult for the Buckeye’s defense. The game is scheduled for 7:00 PM Eastern time on the Big Ten Network. Stop by and […]

Pregame Glance WBB: Penn State

The Ohio State Buckeyes (12-7, 2-1) having defeated the ranked Hoosiers on travel to University Park, PA to take on the 14th ranked Penn State Nittany lions (11-4, 2-1). The Nits are coming off a tough 84-74 loss to Purdue on Sunday. The game is Thursday at 7:00 PM EST. Here’s their Profile: School: Penn […]

Buckeyes Smoke Nittany Lions 63-14

Ohio State and Penn State met for the 29th time in their illustrious histories. The game was anything but illustrious for Penn State, who found themselves on the wrong end of a 63-14 beatdown that extended OSU’s winning streak to 20 wins. Braxton Miller had a spectacular day in all phases of the game today: […]

BBN Football LiveBlog: Penn State

The Nittany Lions are in town to take on the Buckeyes in today’s primetime slot! The game will start at 8:00 PM Eastern on ABC. During the game, and while you’re waiting for it to start, why not come hang out with the best group of bloggers and Buckeye fans on the interwebs? Come chat […]

Buckeyes Handle Nittany Lions 65-51

Rushing out to a quick lead that they would never relinquish, the Buckeyes started strong and delivered Penn State’s 8th straight conference loss by a score of 65-51. The Buckeyes rode strong defense the majority of the way and prevented the Nittany Lions from finding enough offensive success to make a big difference in Thad […]

Day 1 Big Ten Tourney Live Recaps

10:15 PM – Make sure to stop back tomorrow for more live coverage from Indianapolis from WVaBuckeye and Gary Russell! A preview of tomorrow’s games will be up shortly to get you ready for all four excellent matchups. Game 4 Final – #6 Purdue 78, #11 Nebraska 61 10:00 PM – Gary Russell here from […]

B1G Tournament: Day 1 Preview

Welcome to March. Are you ready? Ready for tournament time? The coaches are. Some of the coaches don’t usually care about the Big Ten Tournament – particularly Tom Izzo. The tournament rarely changes anything heading into the NCAA tournament, and the Regular Season Championship is considered more precious. But Tom Izzo seemingly changed his mind […]

Ohio State Handles Penn State in Columbus 78-54

The Buckeyes made short work of the Penn State Nittany Lions by a tally of 78-54 in their first and only meeting for the regular season. It was the 17th straight win for Ohio State over Penn State, and the 37th straight home victory, the second longest streak in the country. Jared Sullinger led all […]

Basketball LiveBlog: Penn State

The Nittany Lions, our old friends, are coming to town to play some basketball with our Ohio State Buckeyes! The game is set to tip at 6:30 PM in Value City Arena, and is being aired on the Big Ten Network. While you wait, you should check out the websites of our Buckeye Blogger Buddies! […]