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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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...