Weekend Wonderings: The James, This Week, This Season

Before we get started, I have a couple of housecleaning items. First, I hope that everyone had a happy Pi Day yesterday (3.14.15..). Next, enjoy your day today, but beware the Ides of March. You’re welcome. Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekend Wonderings. According to he calendar, we are getting closer and closer to […]

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05:  Head coach Bo Ryan of the Wisconsin Badgers motions to his players during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal against the Kentucky Wildcats at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

MBB Pregame Glance: Wisconsin

On Sunday afternoon,  #23 Ohio State (22-8, 11-6) welcomes B1G regular season champion #6 Wisconsin (27-3, 15-2) to Value City Arena. Maybe “welcomes” isn’t quite the right word. At 10-6, Ohio State currently sits in a 4-way tie for 3rd place in the B1G.  The Buckeyes need a win to keep pace with the top […]


Ohio State Ranked 20th in First AP Top 25 Poll

The Associated Press has released it’s preseason top 25 poll and the Ohio State Buckeyes have found themselves ranked as one of top 25 schools to start the year for the sixth consecutive season. The Buckeyes, who were last left out of the Preseason AP Top 25 poll before the 2008-09 season, were selected by AP writers […]

LaQuinton Ross Headed to Draft

Earlier in the week, we had this bit of scuttlebutt going on:   According to the four letter network, LaQuinton Ross has decided to forgo his last year of his college eligibility and opt in to the NBA draft next season. Here is the official word from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman: Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross will […]

tBBC MBB Roundtable Recap: Regular Season Wrap-Up

The Ohio State basketball season ended to Dayton in Buffalo in mid-March. The Buckeyes ended the season with an overall record of 25-10 and a conference record of 10-8, placing them 5th in the B1G. Similar to WVa’s article on the women’s season, I’ve asked several writers at tBBC their impressions on various aspects of the […]

2014 NCAA Recap: Ohio State edged by Dayton, 60-59

Ohio State officially kicked off the South Region (sorry, play-in games don’t count in my book) by squaring off against the Dayton Flyers. However, this was as far along the tournament trail the Buckeyes would get as a last second driving layup by Vee Sanford provided the winning points as Dayton, a 6-point underdog, upset […]

MBB B1G Semifinal: Ohio State loses, 72-69

  The Buckeyes squared off against the Wolverines this afternoon in the first of today’s B1G Tournament semifinal games. In a game reminiscent of yesterday’s game, OSU battled back from a substantial deficit, but lost 72-69 as a last second, game-tying shot slipped out of Aaron’s Craft’s hands. And, now the B1G season is over, and […]

MBB B1G Tourney Preview: Michigan

The #5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (25-8, 11-8) beat #4 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers, and now face the #1 seed Michigan Wolverines (24-7, 16-3).  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 for 1:40 EST with television coverage provided by CBS, […]

MBB B1G Tourney Preview: Nebraska

The #5 seed Ohio State Buckeyes (24-8, 10-8) got past bottom-dwelling Purdue and now faces #4 seed Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-11, 11-7).  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 for 2:30 or so, and television coverage will be provided […]

MBB Season Finale Preview: Michigan State

This is it, Sunday is the regular  season finale for Ohio State (22-8, 9-8) and #22 Michigan State (22-7, 11-5). Prior to their first game (preview) on January 7th, Ohio State (15-0, 2-0) was ranked #3 and Michigan State (13-1, 2-0) was ranked #5. After trailing at the half, the Buckeyes mounted a comeback to tie […]

MBB Pregame Glance: Indiana

The Ohio State Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7) travel to Bloomington, IN to face the Indiana Hoosiers (16-12, 6-9) for a Saturday game. Tip-off is scheduled for 4:00 PM EST. Here’s their Profile School: Indiana University Location: Bloomington, IN Founded: 1820 Student Population: 32,371 School Type: Public, coed Division: D-I Conference: Big Ten Conference Arena: Assembly Hall Seating: […]

MBB Recap: Penn State nips Ohio State, 65-63

Thad Matta took his suddenly surging Buckeyes into Happy Valley tonight to avenge the January 29th overtime loss to the Nittany Lions, 71-70. Alas, it was not to be, as the Nittany Lions beat the Buckeyes 65-63, to sweep the season series. It was an excruciating end to the game as Ohio State, down 1 […]

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 Pregame Glance: Minnesota

The The #24 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-6. 8-6) host the Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-10, 6-8) this Saturday evening. The Buckeyes are out to avenge a 63-53 loss to the Gophers on January 19th.  More importantly, the Buckeyes are in the midst of a five game stretch prior to the regular season finale against Michigan State. […]

MBB Recap: Buckeyes tame Wildcats, 76-60

The Buckeyes entered tonight’s game against Northwestern looking to extend their winning streak (to two games!) and build some momentum prior to a regular season ending match against Michigan State. That they did, by moving to 21-6, 8-6 on the season with a 76-60 win over Northwestern. Since the Michigan loss, Ohio State is 2-0 […]

MBB Pregame Glance: Northwestern

The Ohio State Buckeyes (20-6, 7-6) host the Northwestern Wildcats (12-14, 5-8) Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM EST. As bad as January was for the Buckeyes, February is turning out to be just as good. Meanwhile, the Wildcats are trying to right their ship. They went on a 2-week tear in mid-January to win four of […]

Rumblin, Stumblin, Bumblin: Valentine's Day Mojo

It’s been awhile since we last visited RSB, so I will keep them short and sweet today. The amazing thing since football season is that I really have to search for things to write about when it comes to the Bumblin part, this week it was handed to me like a lob in slow-pitch softball. Let’s […]

MBB Pregame Glance: Illinois Two

The #22 Ohio State Buckeyes (19-6, 6-6), have dropped four consecutive games in the last two weeks. Next up are the Illinois Fighting Illini of Illinois (14-11, 3-9) on Saturday evening at the Value City Arena. Since they last played on January 23rd (OSU winning 62-55), Ohio State is 3-2 and sits four games from the […]

Ohio State gets rolled, 70-60

#22 Ohio State (19-5. 6-5) hosted #15 Michigan (17-6, 9-2) this evening in their only regular season meeting. Despite a horrendous January, OSU entered this game three games behind MSU/UM in the standings, and with 7 games to play, a legitimate chance to win the regular season championship. This has been some season..   In […]

MBB Pregame Glance: Michigan

The Ohio State Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) host the University of Michigan (17-6, 9-2) Tuesday evening in the only regular season match between these teams. The Buckeyes, having stumbled through January (2-5) have now won three consecutive games. Meanwhile, the Wolverines have “speed-bumped” lately, losing two of three games in February. Here’s their Profile School: University of […]