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Ohio State guard Duane Washington shoots over Michigan guard Eli Brooks during their regular season game on Feb. 21. Washington led all players with 30 points in the Buckeyes’ 92-87 loss. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Ohio State men’s basketball player Duane Washington has decided he’s going to...

Forward E.J. Liddell (left) and guard Musa Jallow (right) talk during a timeout in their home game against Rutgers on Dec. 23. Liddell had 21 points while Jallow had eight in the Buckeyes’ 80-68 win. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The last 48 hours have been a roller...

OSU basketball Jallow bids OSU adieu

OSU guard Musa Jallow gets ready to pass to a teammate during their home game against Iowa on Feb. 28. He played 17 minutes and had five rebounds and four points in the team’s 73-57 loss. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Ohio State men’s basketball player Musa Jallow...

Oral Roberts’ Carlos Jurgens (No. 11), Kevin Obanor (0) and Francis Lacis (22) celebrate their NCAA tourney first round win over Ohio State. Photo by Andy Hancock/NCAA Photos/NCAA Photos via Getty Images.   Ohio State’s season is over. Despite getting double-double performances from both E.J. Liddell (23 points, 14...

Ohio State guard C.J. Walker collides with Illinois guard Trent Frazier near the end of regulation in the Big Ten title game on Sunday, March 14. Photo by Michael Conroy/AP   Despite getting a career-high 32 points from Duane Washington, Jr. and a season-high 22 from Justice Sueing, No....

Ohio State’s bench throws up their “threes” during the second half of their game against Michigan in Columbus on Feb. 21. Michigan won, 92-87. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Phase three of No. 9 Ohio State’s revenge tour is now complete after a thrilling 68-67 win over No....

Ohio State’s Jansen Davidson, Jr. (left), Zed Key (middle) and C.J. Walker (right) celebrate a basket during the second half of their game against Illinois on Saturday. Ohio State lost, 73-68. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Remember way back in 2018 when Michigan’s football team went on a...

Illinois junior guard Ayo Dosunmu goes to the rack for two of his 19 points in their win over Ohio State on March 6. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Like a surreal dream where smoke envelopes a cloaked figure lit by a bright, background light, wading through the...

Iowa center Luka Garza (left) defends Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell (right) during the first half of their game on Feb. 28. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The rematch between Iowa and Ohio State in Columbus was a pivotal game where the Buckeyes would either put a little...

Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell gets caught in traffic while attempting a shot during their game against Michigan State on Feb. 25. Photo by Duane Burleson/AP.   Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann knew that the second go-round against the Michigan State Spartans on Thursday night was...

OSU forward Kyle Young attempts a shot over Michigan’s Isaiah Livers during the second half of their game on Sunday. Michigan won, 92-87. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Ohio State men’s head basketball coach Chris Holtmann announced that starter Kyle Young will not be dressing for Thursday night’s...

Michigan guard Isaiah Livers (2) shoots over OSU forward Zed Key (23) while Hunter Dickinson (left, No. 1), Kyle Young (bottom, No. 25), C.J. Walker (bottom-right No. 13) and Duane Washington (right, No. 4) look on. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   As if this game needed any extra...

There is nothing Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Chris Holtmann would rather see than a packed house inside the Value City Arena come Sunday afternoon for his team’s showdown against No. 3 Michigan. “Oh man, there’s nothing I’d like more,” he said during his pregame press conference on...

Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell dunks over Penn State’s Izaiah Brockington (right) and John Harrar (left) during the second half of their game on Jan. 27. Liddell scored 10 of the team’s last 18 points to help them mount a second half comeback win, 83-79. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus...

Ohio State’s Justice Sueing (middle) fights for a rebound over Indiana’s Rob Phinisee (right) and Race Thompson (lower middle) as Trayce Jackson-Davis (left) looks on. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Six in a row and nine out of their last 10. That’s the current win streak the No....

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann contests a call made against his team during the second half versus Michigan State on Jan. 31. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   When it comes to playing Indiana, the Ohio State men’s basketball team knows they are going to be in for...

The Buckeye bench erupts in celebration late in the second half of their 79-62 win over Michigan State on Jan. 31. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   There is no doubt that the Ohio State men’s basketball team is on fire right now. Of course, there are No. 1...

  Ohio State head coach Ryan Day and others celebrate as the clock expires in the Buckeyes’ 34-21 win over Wisconsin in the 2019 Big Ten championship game. Photo by Sam Fahmi/Columbus Wired.   The Big Ten announced today revisions to the upcoming 2021 football schedule including seven alterations...

OSU teammates E.J. Liddell (left), Kyle Young (back), Justice Sueing (front) and Justin Ahrens (right) celebrate their win over Penn State on Wednesday night. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   When it comes to the second half for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, Buckeye Nation has a tendency...

Sometimes there is nothing like going home. The sights and sounds of being back in a familiar place almost always puts one at ease and makes what could possibly be a tough task turn into a walk in the park. That’s what it looked like for E.J. Liddell as...

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott busts off an 85-yard touchdown run against Alabama in the fourth quarter of the 2015 Sugar Bowl. The run would seal OSU’s 42-35 win in the inaugural College Football Playoff semifinal. Photo by Chip Litherland/Chip Litherland Photography, Inc.   What is the best,...

Former OSU forward Alonzo Gaffney crams one down against Villanova on Nov. 13 in the Buckeyes’ 76-51 win. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Former Ohio State men’s basketball player Alonzo Gaffney has made his decision on whether or not to go pro: it’s a no. The true freshman...

The 19th-ranked Buckeyes huddle up before their showdown at home against No. 12 Maryland on Feb. 23. OSU won, 79-72. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   If one thing is certain during this time of uncertainty while virtually the entire country remains in-place, it’s that the Ohio State men’s...

OSU guard Duane Washington, Jr. goes to the basket for two of his 20 points in the second of half of his team’s win against Michigan. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The Ohio State men’s basketball team did something against Michigan that they have not done in nearly...

The Ohio State men’s basketball team is on somewhat of a roll as of late. The Buckeyes (17-8, 7-7 Big Ten) made it four wins out of their last five games after notching a solid 68-52 victory against Purdue (14-12, 7-8) on Saturday afternoon in Value City Arena. Ohio...

OSU true freshman guard D.J. Carton gets ready to crossover a defender during the second half of the Buckeyes’ game at home against Minnesota on Jan. 23. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   You can say what you want about this Ohio State men’s basketball team when it comes...

The Ohio State bench erupts in celebration after Justin Ahrens’ third straight three-pointer in the second half of their win at home over Indiana. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The Ohio State men’s basketball team made it two wins a row after a victory over the visiting Indiana...

OSU forward Kaleb Wesson catches a double team from Minnesota guard Marcus Carr (right) and center Daniel Oturu (rear) during the second half of their game at Value City Arena. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   In what was being called a “revenge match” for the Ohio State men’s...

OSU head coach Chris Holtmann reacts to his team’s play during the second half of their loss at Penn State on Saturday, Jan. 18. Photo by the Associated Press.   More than halfway through the 2019 -’20 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season, there are some teams sitting in...

Forward Kaleb Wesson hits a close jumper in the paint over Nebraska forward Yvan Ouedraogo during the second half of OSU’s win against the Cornhuskers. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The Game Despite being without two starting guards in Duane Washington, Jr. and Luther Muhammad due to suspension,...

OSU Basketball Time to panic?

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann gives instructions to his team during the first half of their game against Wisconsin on Jan. 3. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.    Maybe??? Possibly?? Probably not? Right now it’s tough to say, though, whether or not it is time for Buckeye Nation...

OSU head coach reacts to a play during the second half of his team’s game at home against Wisconsin on Jan. 4. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Whenever Ohio State and Wisconsin knock knees on the hardcourt, you can pretty much always expect a knee-knocker. At least in...

OSU freshman guard DJ Cartons blocks Kentucky sophomore guard Ashton’s Hagans’ shot during the second half. Photo by John Locher/Associated Press.   If there’s one thing the fifth-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team has proven up to this point in this season, it’s this: they belong. The Big Ten’s...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari talks to guards Tyrese Maxey (3) and Ashton Hagans during their game against Utah Valley on Nov. 18. Photo by ALEX SLITZ/HERALD-LEADER.COM   That probably sounds like a stupid question. Kentucky is Kentucky. A blue blood program that always puts fear in the hearts...

OSU forward Kyle Young battles for a layup against Southeast Missouri State forward Isaiah Gable during the second half. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   On a night where Ohio State (10-1) shot lights out from the floor (58 percent, 48 percent three-pointers) yet committed a season-high 21 turnovers...

Minnesota guard Marcus Carr celebrates his team’s win over undefeated Ohio State after a career night. Photo by Harrison Barden/USA Today Sports.   Coming into Sunday night’s game between the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes and the lowly Minnesota Golden Gophers, 12 Big Ten games had been played in early...

The Ohio State bench erupts in celebration late in the second half during their game against Penn State on Dec. 7. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Is the Ohio State men’s basketball team the real deal? After pulverizing a one-loss Penn State squad 106-74 at home this past...

OSU Basketball DOMINATION

OSU forward Kyle Young battles UNC forward Garrison Brooks for a rebound during the first half. Photo by Gerry Broome/AP.   It’s probably safe to say that many in Buckeye Nation knew this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team was pretty darn good. After getting gritty wins over Cincinnati...

OSU guard Duane Washington celebrates a win against Stetson on Nov. 18. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   For most people who “watch” college basketball, the season does not begin until the second weekend in March when the NCAA Tournament starts. When the season is almost over. March Madness...

OSU guard C.J. Walker attempts a lay-in during the second half against Kent State. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   In what was a physical, knee knocker of a game all night long between two undefeated teams, in the end it was the No. 10 Ohio State men’s basketball...

After another fast start, the 10th-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team dominated the Stetson Hatters for an 86-51 win on Monday night at Value City Arena. They did not shoot as well as they did against Villanova, where they shot an amazing 60 percent from the field and 45...

The Ohio State bench celebrates after an alley-oop from Kyle Young to D.J. Carton during the second half of their 76-51 win over Villanova. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It did not take long for 16th-ranked Ohio State to assert their dominance over the 10th-rated Villanova Wildcats on...

OSU Basketball Next up: ‘Nova

The Ohio State bench reacts after guard Luther Muhammad’s three-pointer put the Buckeyes ahead 53-45 midway through the second half in their home opener last week against Cincinnati. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   After a convincing win over UMass-Lowell on Sunday afternoon precipitated by yet another slow start,...

Forward Kyle Young scores two of his career-high 14 points in OSU’s season-opening win against Cincinnati. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   The last time the Ohio State men’s basketball team hosted the Cincinnati Bearcats, their southern brethren got the best of them, 33-17. That was to open the...

Head coach Chris Holtmann gives his team some support during their exhibition game against Cedarville on Oct. 30. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   In only the 12th time in school history, the Ohio State and Cincinnati men’s basketball teams are squaring up on the hard court once again...

Here’s a look at the latest freshmen class (ranked No. 14) for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, taking part in their first group interview session of the year after their 95-52 win in an exhibition game against the Cedarville Yellow Jackets.

  Here’s a look at the latest freshmen class (ranked No. 14) for the Ohio State men’s basketball team, taking part in their first group interview session of the year after their 95-52 win in an exhibition game against the Cedarville Yellow Jackets.

Freshman point guard D.J. Carton gets ready to hammer down two of his 15 points on the night during OSU’s exhibition game against Cedarville University. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Despite a sluggish start and at one point, a questionable outcome, the Ohio State men’s basketball team did...

Guards Musa Jallow (left) and Luther Muhammad (center left), former point guard C.J. Jackson (center right) and forward Kaleb Wesson (right) all talk with assistant coach Terry Johnson before tipoff of last year’s home game versus Northwestern. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   On Monday, the Associated Press released...

Forward Kaleb Wesson gets two of his 12 points on this layup during last year’s exhibition against UNC Pembroke. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It might be hard for anyone in Buckeye Nation to think about anything but football right now and understandably, it’s for good reason. Ohio...