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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...

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 head coach Chris Holtmann signals a play to his team during the second half of last year’s game against Iowa. The Buckeyes won, 90-70. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   For the last few months, Ohio State men’s hoops fans knew the Buckeyes would be taking on North...

Justin Ahrens and Andre Wesson celebrate during the first half of last year’s home game against Purdue. Photo by Ken Tishenkel/Columbus Wired.   Last week, the Ohio State men’s basketball team released their upcoming non-conference schedule with the Big Ten schedule to be released later. Now Buckeyes hardcourt fans...

There is no denying that the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team is off to a hot start this season. With Sunday’s 89-61 win over South Carolina State, the Buckeyes improved to 4-0 in this young season and No.23 in the rankings. The hot start has the Scarlet and Gray...

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...