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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...

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...

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...

Coming off exciting wins on Saturday afternoon, Ohio State (28-6) and Central Michigan (29-4) got together for their second-round matchup in the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. Fans greeting each team with a warm reception as they took the floor at historic St. John Arena for warmups on Monday night....

On Saturday afternoon, the Ohio State Women’s Basketball team looked to reverse its recent misfortunes and halt a three game losing streak. The streak began on Jan. 16th when the Buckeyes lost to the Michigan Wolverine 84-75, and has continued with tough losses against Big Ten foes. The biggest black...

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...

On Wednesday afternoon, Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith put to rest some of the rumors that have been swirling around the latter half of this season about head coach Thad Matta’s return for next year and put his official stamp of approval on Matta coming back next year....

If the Ohio State men’s basketball season were to start today, the starting lineup would look like this: PG – JaQuan Lyle (sophomore); SG – Kam Williams (fourth-year junior); SF – Jae’Sean Tate (junior); SF – Marc Loving (senior); PF – Keita Bates-Diop (junior). Not a bad starting lineup....

If starting both halves of their second round matchup of Sunday’s National Invitation Tournament game against the No. 2 seeded Florida Gators on the wrong end of 14-2 runs was any indication that 3rd-seeded Ohio State would have serious problems in winning the game, then you would be right....

The No. 3-seeded Ohio State Buckeyes survived a scare from sixth-seeded Akron in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night and did just enough in overtime to stave off the Zips in Value City Arena, 72-63. Ohio State head coach Thad Matta said his guys...

Instead of dancing at the prom, this year’s Ohio State men’s basketball team is going to spring homecoming when they were picked as part of the 32-team field for the National Invitation Tournament. Since the modern era of the 64-team bracket, the selection committee has never shut out a...

The Big Ten Conference announced the lineup for the 2016 tournament bracket on Sunday and drawing the No. 1 seed is tenth-ranked Indiana (25-6, 15-3 Big Ten) with the second-ranked team in the country, Michigan State (26-5, 13-5), drawing the No. 2 seed. After finishing smack dab in the...

Coming into Tuesday night’s game against Michigan State, Ohio State desperately needed a win worse than ever if they wanted to beef up their resume for the NCAA Tournament. They got a solid victory one week ago against Michigan when they handled the Wolverines for virtually the entire game,...

Maybe it was the fact that Evan Turner was being honored at halftime of Ohio State’s game against Michigan on Tuesday night that helped the Buckeyes get a sorely needed win to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive. Maybe it was the magic they showed on the jumbotron that...

The last time Northwestern beat Ohio State in Columbus, Elvis was still alive and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders were fresh off of an NFL crowning win when they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. It was almost 39 years to the day when the Wildcats walked out...

Revenge is a dish best served cold. After getting embarrassed by Maryland earlier in the season when they suffered the worst loss of Thad Matta’s career, Ohio State was looking to avenge their 35-point spanking when they welcomed in the Terrapins to the Schottenstein Center on Sunday afternoon in...

It was another nail biter between Ohio State and Illinois on Thursday night but unlike the first showdown, in which the Buckeyes escaped a full-court buzzer-beating shot that would have given the Illini a one-point win in regulation, this one had to be settled in extra innings. In the...

First half, second half. Up, down. The roller coaster ride continued for the basketball Buckeyes and once again it was a tale of two halves for Ohio State, this time coming against Rutgers in Value City Arena on Wednesday night, putting together a second half where they outscored the...