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No. 12 Ohio State tops Morehead State, 87-71, in Thad Matta’s 500th career game

December 13, 2014
In his 500th game as a collegiate head coach, Thad Matta led the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team to a 16-point victory over Morehead State for his 385th career win. Matta is 282-84 in his 11 seasons at OSU and 385-115 overall. He’s just 15 wins away from tying Fred Taylor for the most wins in program history. After the game, Matta said he feels like he’s coached even more than those 500 games over his career. “Yes it does, maybe a 1,000,” Matta said. “I didn’t know that (it was 500 games) until yesterday. I was joking when I gave the pregame speech today, I walked out… Read more

Kam Williams’ career-high point output leads Ohio State to 97-43 win over High Point

December 10, 2014
After 10 minutes and seven seconds, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team had just a seven-point lead against High Point on Wednesday night. Then redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams was subbed into the game. Less than a minute after taking the floor, Williams hit a pull-up 3-pointer, then tacked on another five points in just over two minutes. By halftime, he had 13 points on four-for-four shooting from the floor as the Buckeyes took a 43-24 lead into the break. After the game, Williams said his success shooting the ball stems from the work he puts in between games. “Well I try to take all of my shots in… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball set for Arkansas State Red Wolves

December 9, 2014
The Ohio State women’s basketball team will look to improve on its vapid defense as it gets ready to face Arkansas State on Thursday. The Buckeyes are 5-4 on the season following a double-digit win at home against Winthrop (S.C.) on Sunday afternoon. Freshman guard Kelsey Mitchell said the team isn’t satisfied with its current record and will try to bring as much intensity as it can for the game against the Red Wolves. “We need as much energy as possible,” Mitchell said. “We need all the energy we can to pick up this process so some of our chemistry can come together. We’re 5-4, who wants to be 5-4… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball picks up 20-point win against Colgate

December 6, 2014
The Ohio State men’s basketball team bounced back to beat Colgate (N.Y.) on Saturday afternoon after losing its first game of the season against No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday. The No. 14 Buckeyes (6-1) outscored Colgate (1-7) by 10 in each half on their way to a 70-50 win. Colgate hung with OSU for portions of the matchup, but the Buckeyes pulled away late. Redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams said that the Buckeyes needed to relax in order to finally pull away. “We just needed to calm down honestly,” Williams said. “We weren’t playing like our game and coach (Thad) Matta said after the timeout that we just needed to calm… Read more

Chalk Talk: Buckeyes Look for B1G Redemption

December 5, 2014
This Chalk Talk breaks down the Buckeyes upcoming Big Ten championship game against the Wisconsin Badgers. Andrew and Kaley also look at Women’s Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, and Hockey.… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball looks to rebound from 1st loss of season

December 5, 2014
After suffering its first loss of the season, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will look to readjust on Saturday when it hosts Colgate (N.Y.). OSU is 5-1 for the season following a 64-55 loss on the road to No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday evening. Sophomore forward Marc Loving said the team took a lot away from the game. “Just playing our type of basketball for 40 minutes,” Loving said. “Not letting our opponents take us out of our game plan, be more disciplined throughout the whole course of the game and sticking to our principles and what we worked on in practice through this whole beginning of the season.”… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball loses to No. 5 Louisville, 64-55, as second-half rally falls short

December 3, 2014
After falling behind by 19 in the first half, the No. 14 Ohio State men’s basketball team stormed back in the second half, but fell to No. 5 Louisville on the road. The Buckeyes second-half surge in Louisville, Ky., wasn’t quite enough as they took their first loss of the season, 64-55. The game moved OSU to 5-1 on the season while the Cardinals improved to 6-0. After falling into a 17-point hole at halftime, OSU outscored the Cardinals, 37-29, in the second half. At the 16:18 mark, OSU’s leading scorer — freshman guard D’Angelo Russell — committed his fourth foul of the game and was sent to the bench.… Read more

Ohio State women’s basketball returns from abroad to face Pittsburgh

December 2, 2014
Coming off its trip to the Virgin Islands, the Ohio State women’s basketball team is set to return home on Wednesday to face Pittsburgh. The Buckeyes are 4-3 overall after going 2-1 in the Paradise Jam tournament last week. Freshman guard Asia Doss said she was satisfied with the team’s performance in the tournament but still sees room for improvement. “I think we all did pretty good,” Doss said. “We still have areas to get better, but I think we did well as a team.” Doss said one of the highlights of the trip came in the final game of the tournament against Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. OSU made… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball tops James Madison for 5th straight win

November 28, 2014
The Ohio State men’s basketball team missed back-to-back 3-pointers to start the game, but the Buckeyes never relinquished their lead after Marc Loving connected from deep on their third possession. Loving — a sophomore forward — made another long ball less than three minutes later before the Buckeyes (5-0) opened up an 11-point lead just over five minutes into their 73-56 win against James Madison (4-2) on Friday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU led by double digits for the final 34:57 of the contest. But despite the perpetual lead, the Buckeyes allowed the Dukes to move within 10 at the half and struggled to shoot the ball throughout the game… Read more

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