Making the List: Herb Williams

It is Christmas Time. First and foremost allow me to take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed season. I’ll get to New Year’s with you next week. For Making the List this week I labored over two names. I won’t say who the other one was – I’ll be getting to him […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 19:  Trevor Thompson #32 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with Marc Loving #2 after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats during their game at the CBS Sports Classic at the Barclays Center on December 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

2nd Thoughts: Ohio State Over Kentucky and Beyond

(Thad liked what he saw on Saturday. So did we.) Well, well, well… The Buckeyes (6-5) moved above .500, again, with a somewhat unexpected (Vegas had Ohio State +10) win over #4 Kentucky. The 74-67 win extended OSU’s winning “streak” to 2 games. After the late November 4-game losing streak, Ohio State has now won 3 […]


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 […]



(Thad should be smiling!) The Buckeyes rebounded on their 4-game skid by beating VMI 89-62 Saturday afternoon at VCA. In my preview I foresaw a Buckeyes victory – even quoting … “They will score a ton.” Is 89 a ton? I guess I have to say it is. I was thinking more of 90-plus, but at […]

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WBB: OSU Downs Texas A&M 95-80

While the Ohio State football team got most of the attention today, they weren’t the only Buckeye squad in action as the 11th ranked OSU women’s basketball team took on 10th ranked Texas A&M in the South Point Shootout in Las Vegas. The Aggies entered the game 5-0 having already defeated #15 Duke and #16 California earlier in […]

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. […]


Buckeye Basketball, 2015-2016 AD Schedule

When you saw the title, I bet you thought that I meant “anno domini”.  It refers to OSUMB After D‘Angelo. Nothing more, nothing less. As I was clearing out my in-mail prior to a weekend of eating, beveraging and golfing, I ran across this announcement from Dan Wallenberg of the Ohio State SID. It’s the […]


ACC-Big Ten Challenge: Never Too Early For Basketball

The wounds have barely healed from last basketball season, and here we are, looking forward to the upcoming season. Per the Big Ten office, there look like some entertaining match ups in the 2015 ACC-BIG Challenge. View the 2015 Big Ten/ACC Challenge match ups below. Monday, Nov. 30 Clemson at Minnesota Wake Forest at Rutgers […]

TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 09:  Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats talks with Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23, Dusan Ristic #14, Stanley Johnson #5 and Elliott Pitts #24 in the huddle during the second half of the college basketball game against the Utah Valley Wolverines at McKale Center on December 9, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 87-56. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

tBBC NCAA Preview: Ohio State vs Arizona

Set-up On to the top 32. On Saturday at 5:15 PM ET,  the NCAA West Region proceeds, as far as we’re concerned, with the #10 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (24-10) facing off against the 5th ranked and #2 seed Arizona Wildcats (32-3). Ohio State earned this match-up in an overtime thriller against VCU 75-72. Arizona […]

OMAHA, NE - MARCH 18:  Purdue Pete, the mascot of the Purdue Boilermakers performs against the Kansas Jayhawks during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at CenturyLink Center on March 18, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Purdue Boilermakers

The Ohio State Buckeyes (20-8, 9-6) return home to play the Purdue Boilermakers (19-9, 11-4) Sunday evening. The Boilermakers are currently in 2nd place in the Conference while the Buckeyes sit in 5th place. The Buckeyes look to get February behind them, as they treaded water with a 3-3 record, while Purdue was 5-1 during […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 08:  Herbie Husker, mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, performs against the Purdue Boilermakers during their first round game of 2012 Big Ten Men's Basketball Conferene Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 8, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Nebraska

The  Buckeyes (19-8, 8-6) return home after a disastrous trip to the Mitten State (0-2) to host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-14, 5-10) at the Value City Arena. Ohio State is tied for 6th in the Big Ten, two games out of 4th (B1G Tourney seed) position. Nebraska is in 10th position, just trying to bring […]

MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 22:  Head coach John Beilein of the Michigan Wolverines points against the Texas Longhorns during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at BMO Harris Bradley Center on March 22, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pregame Glance: Michigan

The  # 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) are in the Mitten State again with a 1:00 PM game against the Wolverines (13-13, 6-8) at the Crisler Center. Ohio State is tied for 5th in the Big Ten, four games behind leader Wisconsin. Michigan is in 9th. The last time theses teams met (January 13th) D’Angelo Russell […]

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 - DECEMBER 4:  Evan Smotrycz #1 of the Maryland Terrapins attempts to drive to the basket in the second half through the defense of Trey McDonald #55 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Shannon Scott #3 of the Ohio State Buckeyes  on December 4, 2013 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Maryland 76-60.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State Mauls Maryland, 80-56

The Ohio State Buckeyes answered the talk that surrounded Thursday’s meeting with the #16 Maryland Terrapins. On the line was an easier path to the NCAA tournament and and clear understanding that Thad Matta’s Buckeyes belong in the discussion as one of the top three teams in the B1G conference. Marc Loving scorched the Value […]

EAST LANSING, MI - DECEMBER 30: Maryland Terrapins head basketball coach Mark Turgeon reacts to the final score during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Breslin Center on December 30, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Maryland defeated Michigan State 68-66.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Maryland

This Thursday, Ohio State (16-5, 5-3) hosts #13 Maryland (18-3, 6-2) in a Conference positioning game. Maryland sits in 2nd place, while Ohio State is in 4th place, one game back. This is the first meeting between the schools since Maryland joined the Big Ten. Stats compliments of Maryland Terrapins: The Terrapins are making […]

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:  LaQuinton Ross #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes passes to teammate Shannon Scott #3 in the first half as JerShon Cobb #23 and Sanjay Lumpkin #34 of the Northwestern Wildcats defend on February 19, 2014 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

MBB: Russell’s 33 Points Helps Ohio State Edge Northwestern 69-67

Ohio State tried to bounce back from the dismal showing against Iowa by making  road trip to  Northwestern. Powered by a career high 33 points from D’Angelo Russell, the Buckeyes edged the Wildcats 69-67. Ohio State (15-5, 4-3) was led by D’Angelo Russell (33 pts, 7 rbs) and Sam Thompson (11 pts, 4 rbs). Russell […]

IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 17:  Forward Marc Loving #2 of the Ohio State Buckeye battles for a rebound with forward Aaron White #30 of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first half on January 17, 2015 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

MBB: Ohio State falls to .500 in B1G with 76-67 Loss to Iowa

The Buckeyes started things off on the wrong foot on Saturday afternoon against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Ohio State turned the ball over on three of their first five possessions, gave up two 7-0 runs in the first half and allowed every Hawkeye starter to make a field goal in the first seven […]