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Balanced Ohio State downs Campbell, 91-64

November 26, 2014
For five minutes, the Campbell Camels kept it close. But five minutes later, the No. 16 Ohio State men’s basketball team held a 20-10 lead after going on an 11-2 run. The Buckeyes (4-0) held a 45-22 lead at halftime, but only outscored Campbell (1-3) 46-42 in the second half on their way to a 91-64 win Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Sophomore forward Marc Loving said there were portions of the game — particularly in the second half — when the Buckeyes were lacking in energy. “We relaxed at times,” Loving said after the game. “Spurts in the game we needed to regroup and we didn’t. Definitely take… Read more

Buckeye men’s basketball looks to improve new-look defense against Camels

November 26, 2014
While the competition might not be as strong for the Ohio State men’s basketball team early on, the Buckeyes are looking to work on the changes that have come with a new season. The Buckeyes are working four freshmen into a lineup that has just three regular season basketball games under its belt. With a game against Campbell looming Wednesday night, OSU coach Thad Matta said he wants to see his team improve on one particular thing. “Movement defensively, the reads of where we are supposed to go. I think that is probably the biggest thing we took out of Sunday night’s game,” Matta said Tuesday. “We did a lot… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball set for 3 games in 3 days in Virgin Islands

November 26, 2014
Following a three-game home stand, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to travel to the Virgin Islands to participate in the Paradise Jam tournament. The Buckeyes are 2-2 for the season after a 96-86 win at home against Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday. OSU is now set to play in three games over a three-day span while in the Virgin Islands. Coach Kevin McGuff said he wants the team to experience the toughness that comes with playing in a tournament. “I want our players to get a feel for that,” McGuff said. “It is a bit challenging physically and mentally and I want them to have to go through… Read more

D’Angelo Russell’s 32 lead Ohio State men’s basketball to 58-point win

November 24, 2014
The Ohio State men’s basketball game against Sacred Heart was delayed for a matter of minutes because of a lighting conflict, but it didn’t keep the Buckeyes from lighting up the scoreboard once the game tipped off. The Buckeyes shot 56.4 percent from the floor in the first half and didn’t let up as they defeated the Pioneers, 106-48, Sunday night. The Buckeyes were led by freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, who scored an OSU season-high 32 points, coming up eight points shy of the school freshman single game scoring record. Jared Sullinger holds the freshman record with 40 in a game against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in December 2010. Russell… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball tops VCU 96-86; Amy Scullion returns

November 24, 2014
In a tight contest, the Ohio State women’s basketball team defeated Virginia Commonwealth after pulling away late in the game. OSU junior guard Ameryst Alston got the action started with a quick layup in the opening seconds of the 96-86 win. Both teams shot the ball well through the first six minutes as the game was tied, 20-20. Then a jumper from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell sparked a 19-7 run over a span of nine minutes to take a 39-27 lead for the Buckeyes. Virginia Commonwealth outscored OSU, 16-13, in the last 5:48 of the half to make the score 52-43 as the teams headed to the locker room. The… Read more

Young Ohio State men’s basketball team looks to continue winning start

November 23, 2014
Two games into the season, the No. 20 Ohio State men’s basketball team has seen 10 players take the court. Of those 10 players, exactly half didn’t play a minute of basketball in a Buckeye uniform last season. With its new roster settling in, OSU (2-0) is set to take on Sacred Heart (1-1) on Sunday as the Buckeyes continue to work on a new style of play. Coach Thad Matta’s team has employed a two-three zone defense through the first two games of the year, and early results have been positive as OSU has allowed just 59 points per game. Senior forward Sam Thompson said the new-look defense helps… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball looks to rebound against Virginia Commonwealth

November 21, 2014
After a disappointing loss to No. 24 Georgia on Wednesday night, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to close out a three-game home stand against Virginia Commonwealth. The Buckeyes fell to a record of 1-2 for the season after losing to the Bulldogs, 67-59. Junior guard Cait Craft said the team felt pressured by the zone defense implemented by Georgia. “They sat back in the zone, and it was completely our fault,” Craft said. “We didn’t attack it, it was all on us. We just settled for jump shots the whole game.” The Buckeyes shot 13 of 39 from behind the 3-point arc in that game, a school… Read more

Scott’s helping hand sparks new-look Buckeyes

November 20, 2014
In the first two games of the 2013-14 season, the Ohio State men’s basketball team tallied 27 assists. Through two games this season, Shannon Scott has 25. The No. 20 Buckeyes — playing without their top three scorers from last season — are 2-0 and shooting 63.3 percent from the field in those two games. After OSU’s 74-63 win against Marquette on Tuesday, Scott — who had 14 of the team’s 23 assists in the game — said his teammates have a different offensive mindset than they did a year ago. “I think last year, we would play the same way at times, but players didn’t know if they wanted… Read more

Amy Scullion chooses to return to Ohio State women’s basketball team

November 20, 2014
When the final buzzer sounded for the Ohio State women’s basketball team last season, then-redshirt-junior guard Amy Scullion thought she had played her last game as a Buckeye. Despite having a year of eligibility left, Scullion made the choice to leave the team at the end of the season in order to focus on attending medical school at OSU. Everyone, including coach Kevin McGuff, thought they had seen the last of her. “When she stopped playing last year, we all thought that she was done,” McGuff said. “She had an extra year of eligibility obviously, but she was moving on to (medical) school which is an amazing deal.” It was… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball falls short of No. 24 Georgia, 67-59

November 20, 2014
In a back-and-forth battle, the Ohio State women’s basketball team lost to No. 24 Georgia on Wednesday night at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes (1-2) held a four-point lead at the half, but were outscored by 12 after the break on their way to a 67-59 loss to the Bulldogs (3-0). Coach Kevin McGuff said the game came down to Georgia being the more aggressive team in the second half. “I was really pleased with our effort, intensity and toughness in the first half,” McGuff said. “In the second half they were clearly the more physical, tougher team around the basket and that ultimately was the difference in the game.”… Read more