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Shannon Scott, D’Angelo Russell becoming formidable backcourt duo for Ohio State

January 25, 2015
When the Ohio State men’s basketball team fell down 9-2 early on in its game against Indiana, two players didn’t seem to panic. The starting backcourt of senior Shannon Scott and freshman D’Angelo Russell led the Buckeyes back to their second straight win Sunday afternoon, though neither of them put together a complete game. Russell, who scored 16 of his 22 points in the first half of OSU’s 82-70 victory over No. 23 Indiana, attempted just four shots in the second half, in part because of cramps. Enter Scott, who scored all 10 of his points against the Hoosiers in the second half, including four points while Russell was on… Read more

D’Angelo Russell double-double leads Ohio State past No. 23 Indiana, 82-70

January 25, 2015
The script was the same, and for the second game in a row it was a happy ending for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. The Buckeyes started slow, trailing 9-2 in the opening minutes, but fought back at home to upset the visiting No. 23 Indiana Hoosiers, 82-70, on Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. Senior guard Shannon Scott said the recent success by opposing teams in the early going against the Buckeyes has been frustrating. “For some reason everyone starts out hot on us,” Scott said after the game. “I think we did a great job of not getting frustrated about that. I think we did a great job… Read more

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

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

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

Buckeye News Now: Aftermath of National Championship Celebrations

January 15, 2015
From Arlington, Texas to Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye fans across the country were celebrating Ohio State’s eighth National Championship victory on Monday night. Lantern TV reporters were in the midst of the action and bring you the latest on post-game campus celebrations. You’ll also hear from Head Coach Urban Meyer on what the future holds for the National Championship team. The university and Taco Bell partnered to offer 1,000 free student tickets for Buckeye fans heading to Dallas. Since the National Championship game was scheduled for Monday night, some students chose to miss the first two days of classes in order to attend, risking disenrollment. In other news, John Kasich (R)… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball searching for consistency against Michigan

January 12, 2015
Following a shaky start to Big Ten play, the Ohio State men’s basketball team is looking for some semblance of consistency. The Buckeyes (13-4) dropped to 2-2 against conference foes and out of the Associated Press top 25 following a 69-66 loss on the road against Indiana on Saturday. Senior forward Sam Thompson said the film from that loss “wasn’t the easiest to watch.” “We saw a lot of mistakes that were avoidable, that we shouldn’t have made, that we could’ve alleviated simply by playing harder,” he said. “You never want to see those.” OSU coach Thad Matta said a key to help the team find more consistency could be… 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