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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

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

Chalk Talk: Football hosts Hoosiers, Men’s Soccer advances & Wrestling opens season

November 21, 2014
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This Chalk Talk looks forward to Ohio State’s upcoming game against the Indiana Hoosiers. We also recap the the Men’s Soccer team’s results in the first round of the NCAA tournament as well as the the Men’s basketball team’s first game of the year against UMASS-Lowell. Also be sure to check out our coverage of Wrestling and Women’s Volleyball.… Read more

Buckeye Interior: Live News Magazine

November 20, 2014
Buckeye Interior — Lantern TV’s first foray into feature journalism. We’re looking into the Mirror Lake jump, the new James cancer hospital, the back-to-back champ Women’s Rowing team, a Buckeye baseball player battling cancer, and an expansive look at sexual assault around campus. We’ll also have interviews with USG President Celia Wright and Vice Provost David Manderscheid. Each story is two to three times as long as our usual stories, so be sure watch this program for an in-depth look at the Ohio State experience.… Read more

Ohio State basketball eases to 11-point win against Marquette

November 19, 2014
The No. 20 Ohio State men’s basketball team overcame early mistakes to top Marquette for the second time in as many seasons. The Buckeyes (2-0) won, 74-63, to give the Golden Eagles (1-1) their first loss of the season on Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center. Senior guard Shannon Scott finished the game with 14 assists, tied for the second most in a single game in program history. Scott credited the players beside him on the court for his big assist numbers. “I just have so many weapons around me, it makes the game a lot easier,” Scott said after the game. Scott proceeded to name off all nine of… Read more

Ohio State men’s basketball to host Marquette after ‘brutal’ 2013 win

November 17, 2014
The last time Ohio State and Marquette faced off on the hardwood, it was “brutal.” At least that’s what OSU coach Thad Matta said Monday of the Buckeyes’ 52-35 win against the Golden Eagles last season. Now a year and two days later, the No. 20 Buckeyes (1-0) are set to take on Marquette (1-0) once again, and a similar offensive output might not get it done for OSU this time around. “We’re gonna have to score a lot more this year if we want to win,” senior guard Shannon Scott said Monday. Matta said he hopes the game will involve more scoring, and said he expects the pace to… Read more

Columbus to host NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018

November 17, 2014
For the first time ever, the city of Columbus is set to host the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four in 2018. The announcement was made Monday evening on ESPN2 after the women’s basketball committee visited Columbus in September. Columbus was up against Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay and New Orleans in the bidding process. Each city was in the running to host the Final Four between 2017 and 2020, with Dallas getting 2017, Tampa Bay being awarded the 2019 tournament and New Orleans receiving the Final Four in 2020. Columbus has never hosted the women’s Final Four, but last hosted first round matchups at Ohio State’s St. John Arena… Read more