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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...

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...

OSU head coach Chris Holtmann directs his team during the second half against Syracuse last year. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   When it comes to this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team, don’t expect too much. Because when it comes to expectations, there are none. At least that’s...

OSU basketball Dials back at OSU

Former Ohio State basketball player Terence Dials. Photo credit to Alchetron.com.   It looks like another former Buckeye is coming back home. Just announced on Wednesday afternoon by Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann, he is adding former center Terrance Dials to his coaching staff. “I couldn’t be...

The bench erupts during the second half against Wisconsin on March 10. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   It may only be the middle of August and many in Buckeye Nation are getting ready for football. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about basketball and on Monday,...

The Ohio State men’s basketball team seems to be still be suffering from the fallout after Thad Matta’s departure. Shortly after Chris Holtmann was named as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team earlier this month, two commits for the class of 2018 decided that OSU may...

It’s the Buckeye Leafcast, b-ball style! Normally reserved for football talk, me and the Intergalactic Buckeye Fan, Chris Stefanick, are joined by special guest (and TTUN fan) Brandon Richey! We wax poetic on the firing of Thad Matta, whether it was justified or not and is new coach Chris...

Newly hired Ohio State men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann wanted to make one thing clear during the official press conference held at the Schottenstein Center on Monday that introduced him as the new head coach: he will be putting an emphasis on getting back to recruiting the state of...