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OSU Hoops Notebook: Shannon Scott’s Impact and Early Impressions

It’s only the end of November and the Ohio State Buckeyes basketball squad has left a lasting impression so far on their fanbase. They might not be championship caliber yet. Yet the compilation of veteran players and young talents has proved in three games that they are going to be one of the most exciting teams […]

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Pregame Glance MBB: UMass Lowell

UMass-Lowell River Hawks @ Ohio State Buckeyes — Value City Arena 7:00 PM ET Thad Matta’s crew opens up the season tonight against UMass-Lowell, who starts their second year of Division I basketball as a member of the America East Conference. Head coach Pat Duquette will start his second year at the helm, as the Riverhawks look to […]

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Ohio State tops Walsh in Exhibition Play

Ohio State fans got a preview of what’s to come this season for the men’s basketball season on Sunday, as the Ohio State Buckeyes downed the Division II Walsh Cavaliers 77-37 in exhibition play at Value City Arena. As fans expect to see throughout the season, the Buckeyes had a great balance from returning veterans […]

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Ohio State – UConn Announce 2015-16 Basketball Series

Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer today, the Ohio State mens basketball team and the University of Connecticut will play a home-and-home series for 2015-2016. The Buckeyes go to UConn on December 12, 2015, while the Huskies come to Columbus December 12, 2016. Ohio State is 3-1 all-time against UConn, but the two schools haven’t met […]

Men's Hoops: Thad Has A Shooting Guard On The Way

The Ohio State Class of 2015 got a nice boost with the commitment of 6’5″ shooting guard Austin Grandstaff of Rockwall, TX. Yes, the emphasis on shooting guard is mine. Young Mr. Grandstaff committed to Ohio State today, over an impressive array of suitors. Among other universities that had made offers to Austin were; Arizona, […]

MBB B1G Tourney: OSU Edges Nebraska, 71-67

The 4th seeded Buckeyes faced the 5th seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers this afternoon, with the winner playing top-seeded Michigan. The Buckeyes look to win the season rubber match against the Huskers, and tournament play is a good time to get the tie-breaker. And break the tie they did, as the Buckeyes stormed back from an 18 point […]

MBB B1G Tourney: Ohio State edges Purdue, 63-61

The Buckeyes kicked off the defense of their 2013 Big Ten Tournament Championship by playing Purdue this afternoon. The winner (5th seed Ohio State/12th seed Purdue) plays 4th seeded Nebraska to morrow afternoon. Well, OSU got past the first hurdle by beating a very tenacious Purdue team, 63-61. Ohio State held a narrow half-time margin […]

MBB B1G Tourney Preview: Purdue

The 5th seeded Ohio State Buckeyes (23-8, 10-8) will begin defense of their 2013 Big Ten Tournament Championship with a Thursday afternoon game against the 12th seeded Purdue Boilermakers (15-16, 5-13).  This is the second game of the day and is scheduled to start 25 minutes after conclusion of the first game. Tip-off is scheduled […]

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 […]

Pregame Glance MBB: Nebraska Cornhuskers

[Before I get started on the preview, I want to mention that this article is a bit of a milestone for me. It was nearly one year ago (January 1st, 2013) when my first “official” article appeared as part of tBBC Staff. The article was a preview of a men’s basketball game between Ohio State and […]

Pregame MBB: Maryland Terrapins

Ohio State gets back into action after taking care of the North Florida Ospreys last Friday, 99-64. The #5 Buckeyes (5-0) host the Maryland Terrapins in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.    The Terrapins (5-2) are riding a 4-game winning streak. As an aside, the Ohio State and Maryland women’s basketball teams are also playing tonight […]

Game Preview: Wyoming Cowboys

Here we are, rolling into The Holidays and our beloved Buckeye basketballers are at 4-0 after being ‘un-Patriot-ic’ by weathering a brick-fest to defeat the American University Eagles. After disposing of the Eagles on Wednesday, the Buckeyes get to dust off another American icon, the Cowboys of Wyoming. Why does Thad hate this country? Here’s […]

Ohio State edges American, 63-52

It took getting over a first half full of errors, untimely passing, bad shots and ball movement for the Buckeyes to escape at Value City Arena with a  63-52 win over the American Patriots in non-conference play.  After making just two field goals in the first 8 minutes of play, Ohio State settled into a […]

Men's BB Preview: Morgan State Bears

The 2013-2014 basketball season is nigh upon us. Like soon; in fact this Sunday, to be exact. After “scrimmaging” the Walsh University Cavaliers (winning  93-63), the #11 Buckeyes host the Morgan State University Bears this coming Saturday with a noon tip-off at The Schott. The pre-conference schedule starts; now it gets serious.   Here’s the scoop […]

Pregame Glance – Walsh University

The 2013-2014 basketball season is nigh upon us; in fact tomorrow, to be exact. The #10 Ohio State Buckeyes host the Walsh University Cavaliers at Value City Arena. This is the 6th consecutive year the two teams have opened their seasons competing against each other in exhibition play. Walsh is in their 2nd season as […]

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