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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 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...

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...

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...