MBB: Ohio State Downs Illinois 77-61, moves to 12-3

Ohio State clanked the end to 2014 with a 71-65 loss to Iowa on Tuesday. This afternoon they had an opportunity to start 2015 in a positive fashion by hosting the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois. And positive it was, as Ohio State beat Illinois 77-61 to move to 12-3 on the season and […]


MBB Pregame Glance: Illinois Fighting Illini

The #20/18 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-3, 0-1) try to get their first  Big Ten Conference win by hosting Illinois for a Saturday afternoon game in Columbus. The Buckeyes are coming off a 71-65 loss to Iowa. Meanwhile, Illinois (10-4, 0-1) suffered a similar fate against Michigan later the same day 73-65. Last season, Ohio State […]


tBBC Bowl Preview: Heart of Dallas Bowl — Illinois vs Lousiana Tech

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Illinois (6-6) B1G vs Louisiana Tech (8-5) C-USU December 26, 1:00 PM EST, ESPN This year’s Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl is played December 26th, so if you’re not out returning the sweater that your aunt gave you as a Christmas present, you have the option to tune in to watch […]

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 snaps streak, beats Illinois 62-55

Thursday’s contest saw two streaking teams; unfortunately for their fans, streaking in the wrong direction. Despite their streak, the Buckeyes entered the game as 11 point favorites, so at least on the surface it was the “get well” game that Ohio State needed.  And indeed it was, with Ohio State surviving 1st half shooting woes (29%) […]

tBBC Game Preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

The #3 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0, 5-0) visit the Illinois Fighting Illini (3-6, 0-5) for a 12-noon kickoff in Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL Saturday. Ohio State comes off a much needed bye week while Illinois stumbles into week ten after a 35-52 loss to Indiana. Ohio State has won 21 consecutive games under Urban […]