Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Kevin McGuff watches the action against the Lehigh Mountain Hawks during the second half of the NCAA women's basketball game at Value City Arena on Wednesday, November 27, 2013. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Jonathan Quilter)_

What’s up with the OSU women basketball?

I needed some time to wrap my head around this. After another early exit in the NCAA Tournament by the Ohio State women’s basketball team, I’ve spent several days trying to figure out what happened. The third-seeded Lady Buckeyes were soundly beaten by Tennessee in the Sweet 16. This was a Buckeye team ranked in […]

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Ten Questions with Katie Smith

(photo courtesy I am thrilled to introduce to tBBC and all of Buckeye Nation the great Katie Smith. We all know Katie, of her legend, and the complete excitement she delivered for us while playing for The Ohio State University. Back in early January of this year, I featured Katie in my weekly piece that […]

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WBB: Ohio State Routs Nebraska, 96-70

Coach McGuff would like to point out how good his team is. The #5 Ohio State Buckeyes entered the game (21-4, 13-1) on a 9 game winning streak and anticipated extending it against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-8, 8-6). That they did, as the Buckeyes took control early in the game and won very easily 96-70. Ohio […]

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#7 Ohio State Rolls Over #5 Maryland, Has Sole Possession of First in B1G

The Buckeyes put four players in double figures on the night and made the Maryland Terps defend every part of their game. When people around the country were questioning their win in College Park, they left little doubt and have become the only team in the B1G to defeat Maryland twice now. Which just happen to […]

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TBBC Women’s Pre-game Glance: #7 Ohio State Versus #5 Maryland

#7 Ohio State 18-4(10-1) vs. #5 Maryland 21-2(10-1) Day: Monday Date: February 8th, 2016 Location: Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio Time: 9:00PM ET Coverage – TV: ESPN2 – 1460AM The FAN Radio School: University Of Maryland Location: College Park, Maryland Founded: 1856 Student Population: 27,056 Undergraduates, 10,800 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: […]

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WBB RECAP: #7 Ohio State Survives Northwestern This Time

Just two short weeks ago the #7 Buckeyes(16-4, 8-1) limped out of Northwestern(13-8, 2-7) with just their fourth loss of the season and the first to a team not in the top 3. The Wildcats used a stingy defense(forced 16 TO’s) and hot shooting(45% from the floor) by four of their stars(Maggie Lyon 24, Nia Coffey […]


TBBC Women’s Basketball Pregame Glance: Ohio State vs. Michigan State

#9 Ohio State vs. #22 Michigan State Day: Thursday Date: Dec. 31, 2015 Location: Value City Arena, Columbus Time: Noon ET Coverage – TV: BTN – AM1460 The FAN Radio School: Michigan State University Location: East Lansing, Michigan Founded: February 12, 1855 Student Population: 17,222 Undergraduates, 4,258 Postgraduates School Type: Public Division: NCAA I Conference: […]

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Ohio State WBB Gets a Breather and a Win: Beats Belmont 84-56

Ohio State women’s basketball has its first win of the season at the expense of the Belmont Bruins 84-56. The Buckeyes began the game on a 15-2 run that saw them exorcise some early season demons against the overmatched Bruins. Among the normal stars in action Cait Craft enjoyed some huge success behind the arc […]

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Ohio State WBB: What will 2 for 14 and 8 Mean To Kelsey Mitchell?

Kelsey Mitchell has always understood the hype around her and how her teammates have depended on her to “pick them up”. Being the daughter of a coach,sound fundamentals have always been a part of her A-game. She stamped her name on four single season OSU records, four single game records, added her name to several […]

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Women’s Basketball Preview Part 2: Underclassmen

Even though football season is still in full swing, basketball season is right around the corner. Hopefully you have been enjoying our series of previews for the Ohio State men’s basketball team and today we take a look at the women’s team. The OSU women’s basketball team took big steps last year in their second […]


Women’s Basketball Enjoys Brazil

Head Coach Kevin McGuff and staff took the Buckeyes on a whirlwind tour of Brazil and it all began on August 7th. They began the trip in  Sao Paulo where they visited the Ohio State Brazil Gateway, which is led by director and 2010 Ohio state graduate Luke Barbara. Called the Ohio State Embassy of […]


OSU Women’s Basketball: Non-Con Schedule Announced

It’s time to get out your calendar and scarlet pencils again. Per Gary Petit of Ohio State Athletics Department, the women’s 2015-2016 non-conference basketball schedule is set. The dates and opponents are below: 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule Nov. 1, 2015 – vs. Ursuline College (Exhibition) Nov. 13, 2015 – at South Carolina Nov. 16, 2015 – […]


WBB: Impressive Comeback Falls Heartbreakingly Short as Ohio State Falls to UNC

After a slightly tougher than expected first round game, the 5th seeded Ohio State women’s basketball team took on the 4th seed North Carolina Tarheels tonight. By virtue of being a top four seed, the Tarheels, who also had a tougher than expected opening round, got to host the first two rounds of the tournament […]


WBB: Ohio State Advances to 2nd Round With Win Over James Madison

After watching two days of the men’s tournament and one day of the women’s, the #23 Ohio State women’s basketball team finally got their NCAA tournament underway as they squared off against 12th seeded James Madison. Despite being from Pennsylvania and having the games in North Carolina, the Dukes brought a good crowd that made […]

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WBB: OSU vs James Madison and NCAA Women’s Tournament Preview

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament got underway yesterday and today it is the women’s turn to get in on the action. For a long time the women’s tournament ran Saturday through Tuesday to provide a bit of separation from the men’s but this year it was shifted to run Friday through Monday for some reason. […]

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WBB: Ohio State Earns #5 Seed in NCAA Tournament

While Selection Sunday is more well-known and more watched, Selection Monday is equally as important for the teams hoping to make the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. While the Ohio State women’s basketball team pretty much knew that they were going to make the tournament after finishing the conference tournament ranked 23rd in the country with […]


WBB: B1G Ending Thoughts

The 2014-2015 Big Ten season ended not with a whimper, but with a bang Sunday night for Coach McGuff’s Buckeyes. The injury depleted team may have been short on players, but they were long on heart this year. When we returned home Sunday evening, I turned on the game, just for fun. The game was […]


WBB: Overtime Win Sends Ohio State to Big Ten Championship Game

Saturday was semifinal day at the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament and those in attendance certainly got their money’s worth. In the day’s first seminal, it looked like 4th seed and 24th ranked Northwestern would be the first to give top seed and 5th ranked Maryland a loss in Big Ten play as the Wildcats […]


WBB: Ohio State Defeats Minnesota in Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinal

More than two days in the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, Ohio State finally made their debut against the 6th seed Minnesota. While the 3rd seeded Buckeyes got a double bye, the Golden Gophers only got a single bye in the tournament and had to take on 14th seed Purdue yesterday. The Boilermakers shocked everyone […]