For the Ohio State men’s basketball team, it starts with defense, and sometimes, it ends with an exclamation point on offense.
That was the case multiple times Wednesday as the Buckeyes took care of future Big Ten conference opponent Maryland, 76-60, as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
The Buckeyes forced 14 Maryland turnovers, which led to 25 points, some of which went to junior forward Sam Thompson for a series of ferocious dunks.
Thompson was on the receiving end of four alley-oops during the course of the game, electrifying the home crowd on his way to 14 points.
“(Junior guard) Shannon (Scott) and (senior guard Aaron) Craft are so… Read more
A trip to a BCS bowl game in Pasadena, Calif., will be on the line when the Ohio State (12-0, 8-0) and Michigan State (11-1, 8-0) football teams meet at the Big Ten Championship Game.
Saturday’s winner is guaranteed to at least receive a berth in the Rose Bowl Game, but for No. 2-ranked OSU, a projected selection to the BCS National Championship Game hangs in the balance pending the game’s outcome.
Even so, OSU players insist their focus this week is on winning Saturday rather than the later implications of that potential win.
“You have to take it one week at a time, one day at a time,” junior… Read more