Tag: basketball


Phil Jackson could face fine over comments about Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell

February 27, 2015
New York Knicks president Phil Jackson could face a tampering fine from the NBA for making comments about Ohio State freshman guard D’Angelo Russell, according to multiple reports. Jackson was on hand at the Schottenstein Center on Thursday night to watch Russell and his OSU teammates dispatch Nebraska, 81-57. According to Cleveland.com, Jackson made comments about Russell as he was leaving the arena. “He’s a great-looking kid,” Jackson said. “Great prospect.” The Knicks currently have the worst record in the NBA, meaning they will likely have a top five pick in the 2015 NBA Draft in June. Russell is currently projected to be among those top five picks. Multiple reports… Read more

Buckeye News Now: Chinese New Year, Cleveland Browns unveil new logo

February 26, 2015
Chinese New Year celebrations ring out on campus but students are also celebrating the arrival of March. Lantern TV Meteorologist John Banghoff tells us whether the warmer temperatures are here to stay through Spring. This week’s episode of Buckeye News Now looks at Governor John Kasich’s State of the State address, along with Undergraduate Student Government President, Celia Wright’s mission to involve Ohio State students in Title IX hearings. We bring you more on Ohio sports including Buckeye basketball and a discussion on the Cleveland Browns’ logo change. Tune in to Buckeye News Now for more campus news for the week!… Read more

Slow start dooms Buckeyes in 64-57 loss to Michigan

February 23, 2015
After nearly 10 minutes, the Ohio State men’s basketball team had seven points, while Zak Irvin had eight. Irvin, a sophomore guard, and the Michigan Wolverines jumped out to an early 19-7 lead before holding on to top the No. 24 Buckeyes, 64-57, Sunday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich. After falling behind by 20 in the first half, OSU (19-8, 8-6) pulled within three late, but the Wolverines (14-13, 7-8) held on to force a split of their season series with the Buckeyes. On Saturday, OSU senior guard Shannon Scott said earning a bye at the Big Ten Tournament was a top priority for the Buckeyes. “We know we want… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball readies for Michigan after week off

February 21, 2015
One is the magic number for the Ohio State men’s basketball team ahead of a date with Michigan. The No. 24 Buckeyes (19-7, 8-5) have gone one full week without playing a game, have one game left before returning to Columbus for consecutive home games for the first time since January and they sit one slot away from a top-four spot in the Big Ten. Senior guard Shannon Scott said earning a top-four finish in the regular season would be huge heading into postseason play, but added the Buckeyes won’t let that weigh on their minds. “We know we want to be a top-four team so we can get a… Read more

Chalk Talk: OSU hoops get home wins but lose on the road, Hockey splits with Wisconsin

February 18, 2015
Senior Lantern reporter Andrew Todd-Smith and Lantern TV’s Assistant Sports Director Aaron Yerian discuss how Buckeye women’s basketball played in a come-from-behind victory at home over archrival Michigan, 77-73, while guards Kelsey Mitchell and Cait Craft talk about the team’s rally to win. The men’s basketball team took on Penn State the following night: senior forward Sam Thompson tallied a career-high 22 points, while freshman forward Keita Bates-Diop contributed blocks and steals. The women’s and men’s basketball teams’ road defeats to Illinois and Michigan State, respectively, are also mentioned. Men’s ice hockey split a series with Wisconsin over the weekend, giving a struggling Badger team its first Big Ten victory… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball bounces back with 92-60 blowout win against Purdue

February 17, 2015
The Ohio State women’s basketball team found a way to move on after a Valentine’s Day letdown. The Buckeyes stomped on the Purdue Boilermakers, 92-60, Tuesday night after losing to Illinois on Saturday. “They were hungry after the loss to Illinois,” Purdue coach Sharon Versyp said. “Sometimes when you lose, you can come out and really get after a team, and that’s what they did to us today.” OSU dealt the Boilermakers a loss for the second time this season to make it three wins in its past four games. “We did not have energy against Illinois,” OSU coach Kevin McGuff said. “It was great to bounce back tonight.” Last… Read more

Opinion: 5 keys to Ohio State men’s basketball’s run at a conference title

February 16, 2015
The Ohio State men’s basketball team won’t be winning a regular season Big Ten title in 2015, but conference hardware could still be in the Buckeyes’ not-so-distant future. OSU dropped to No. 24 — just a one-spot slide — in the Associated Press top 25 on Monday after losing to Michigan State on Saturday. That loss put the Buckeyes at 19-7 overall and 8-5 in the Big Ten, well out of reach of Wisconsin’s 23-2 overall record and 11-1 Big Ten mark. But, unlike football, there’s more than one way to win a Big Ten basketball title, and OSU could be poised to do just that with a strong finish… Read more

At the Schottenstein Center or their favorite eatery, sticking together is key for OSU women’s basketball

February 16, 2015
A team that eats together, stays together. For the Ohio State women’s basketball team, staying together will be a key if the Buckeyes want a chance at a post-season run, junior guard Ameryst Alston said. “We need to just stick together,” Alston said. “When things are not always going our way, it is easy to kind of get out of what we do as a team.” And in the toughest of times, it is important to be together off the court as much as a team should on the court. To do this, the Buckeyes have meals together at their favorite restaurant: Waffle House. “That is our favorite restaurant,” freshman… Read more

Buckeye News Update: Taste of OSU & Hockey splits series with Wisconsin

February 16, 2015
This Buckeye News Update starts with a look back at Buckeye athletics, both home and away. First we take you back at the men’s basketball team’s road loss to Michigan State. The loss came at the hands of Spartan guard Denzel Valentine, who made a clutch three to give MSU the win on Valentine’s day. Our hockey reporter Evan Szymkowicz takes you to the Schottenstein Center for a report on the men’s hockey team’s weekend series with Wisconsin. The Buckeyes won the first game by a score of 2-1, but the second game went to the Badgers who won 3-2. After the loss, Coach Steve Rohlik said “I talked to… Read more

Buckeyes fall to Spartans, 59-56, after Valentine’s late 3-pointer on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2015
Marc Loving made his return to the court, but Denzel Valentine stole the Valentine’s Day show in East Lansing, Mich. No. 23 Ohio State (19-7, 8-5) and Loving, a sophomore forward, fell to Valentine and Michigan State (17-8, 8-4), 59-56, Saturday, giving the Buckeyes just their second loss in seven games. Valentine, a junior guard for the Spartans, scored 17 points — including a game-winning 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds on the clock — to lead all players as OSU couldn’t overcome a nine-point halftime deficit. Loving, who had missed the past three games due to an undisclosed suspension, took just one shot before halftime — a missed 3-pointer — and… Read more