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Ohio State men’s basketball looking to ‘get the momentum going’ its way against Indiana

January 24, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team hasn’t won two games a row since the first week of 2015, but the Buckeyes have an opportunity to change that coming up. And senior forward Sam Thompson said it’s of utmost importance to take advantage of that. “Any time you have a chance to get two in a row at home, we have to get it,” Thompson said during a Saturday press conference. The Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) are scheduled to take on Indiana (15-4, 5-1) on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Schottenstein Center, just over two weeks after losing to the Hoosiers on the road. Since that matchup in Bloomington, Ind., which… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball survives scare from Northwestern behind Russell’s 33 points

January 22, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team and coach Thad Matta made a change to the Buckeyes’ starting lineup against the Northwestern Wildcats, but it was the play of one of the remaining starters that made the difference. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half to spark OSU to a 69-67 win against the Wildcats (10-9, 1-5) on Thursday night in Evanston, Ill. Russell led the Buckeyes (15-5, 4-3) with six of their nine made 3-pointers on the night. The freshman from Louisville, Ky., also led the Buckeyes in rebounds with seven and tied for teh team-high with six assists. Russell did not commit… Read more

Buckeye women’s basketball set for road trip to Purdue

January 22, 2015
For the Ohio State women’s basketball team, a weekend win has been followed up by even more positive news. After Sunday’s 69-60 victory against Penn State, freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season. To top it off, the Buckeyes (12-7, 4-3) had a full week off leading into their game at Purdue (9-9, 2-5) on Sunday. That means an entire week of preparation before player a Boilermaker team that is facing a four-game losing streak. After snapping a two-game losing streak of their own, it was all smiles for the Buckeyes at Tuesday’s practice in the Schottenstein Center. That… Read more

Led by Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State women’s basketball roar past Nittany Lions, 69-60

January 19, 2015
After suffering two straight Big Ten losses to the Michigan Wolverines and the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Ohio State women’s basketball regained some momentum with a 69-60 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions. It didn’t come easy, though. The Nittany Lions had suffered seven straight losses entering the matchup, but gave the Buckeyes problems throughout the game. Penn State fought back with size and aggression, outscoring the Buckeyes by 10 in the paint. OSU won the game from behind the arc by holding a 9-1 advantage in 3-pointers made and held a 17-5 advantage in second-chance points. Buckeye freshman forward Alexa Hart proved to be the difference-maker for OSU… Read more

Ohio State falls to Iowa, 76-67, for 2nd time in 6 games; Russell scores 27

January 17, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team has lost half of its conference games in the past three weeks, including two to the same opponent. OSU (14-5, 3-3) fell to Iowa (13-5, 4-1), 76-67, on Saturday in Iowa City, less than three weeks since the Buckeyes fell to the Hawkeyes in Columbus to open their Big Ten slate. Freshman guard D’Angelo Russell tallied 27 points and 14 rebounds in the loss. Iowa took an 11-point lead at halftime before leading by as many as 17 points in the second half, handing OSU its second loss in the past three games. The Hawkeyes have come out on top three of the past… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball looks to reverse result of Big Ten opener against Iowa

January 16, 2015
Losing at home is never in the plans, but winning on the road can provide some solace. That’s exactly the chance the Ohio State men’s basketball team has Saturday afternoon when the Buckeyes are set to take on Iowa on the road. The last time the two teams met was less than three weeks ago, with the Hawkeyes upsetting the then-No. 20 Buckeyes, 71-65, at the Schottenstein Center. OSU coach Thad Matta said he’ll let his players decide whether or not to use that loss as an extra motivating factor, but added he wants them to understand why the loss happened and what has to happen differently in order to… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball falls to No. 23 Minnesota, 76-72

January 15, 2015
Despite holding a first-half lead, the Ohio State women’s basketball team could not hold off No. 23 Minnesota on Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center. After allowing Michigan to put up triple-digits in their last outing, the Buckeyes’ defense came out to play, forcing 10 Minnesota turnovers in the first half. Despite six turnovers of its own, OSU (11-7, 3-3) finished the half leading Minnesota, 28-27. But the Golden Gophers (15-2, 4-1) outscored the Buckeyes, 49-44, in the final 20 minutes en route to a 76-72 victory. A 20-point first-half effort, including six-of-13 shooting from behind the arc, from freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell helped the Buckeyes fend off a late… Read more

Urban Meyer, Buckeyes taking time to enjoy title win

January 13, 2015
Having now won three National Championships in his time as a head football coach, Urban Meyer’s ability to formulate a plan is almost unrivaled in the college football universe. And less than 24 hours after the confetti fell from the rafters and onto the Buckeyes at AT&T Stadium, Meyer showed up at his Tuesday morning press conference with what? A plan. “Elite warriors, when they accomplish their mission, they celebrate,” Meyer said. “The next thing they do is learn from it and then the final thing is they look forward to the next mission. Right now we’re in the celebration phase. Eventually, we’re going to get to the ‘learn from… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball rebounds from loss; rolls Michigan 71-52

January 13, 2015
For the second night in a row, an Ohio State team put forth an impressive performance on national TV. However, there might not be any couches or dumpsters harmed this time around. The OSU men’s basketball team soundly defeated Michigan, 71-52, Tuesday night to bounce back from a close loss over the weekend at Indiana. “We just wanted to send a message,” senior forward Sam Thompson said. “Coming off of this weekend, we wanted to have a good performance, a good bounce back performance on both ends for 40 minutes. For about 36 minutes we did it, so we’re happy with today.” OSU (14-4, 3-2), which had trailed at the… Read more

Late comeback falls short as Ohio State men’s basketball loses at Indiana, 69-66

January 10, 2015
Despite a fast start, the No. 22 Ohio State men’s basketball couldn’t maintain its advantage in a 66-69 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind. The Buckeyes (13-4, 2-2) had a chance to tie the game with less than a minute remaining, as Sam Thompson went to the free throw line while OSU was only down by one. But the senior forward missed his attempt, and the OSU comeback against the Hoosiers (12-4, 2-1) fell short. OSU began the game with a 9-6 lead, aided by five Hoosier turnovers. Coach Thad Matta’s team remained in the lead until the 11:25 mark of the first half, when… Read more