Found January 08, 2013 on The B1g Time:
Just one game on the Big Ten bball docket tonight and it's an important one, even if the overall records don't show it. Purdue needs this win to show it wasn't just a fluke against the Illini and same goes for the Buckeyes. Who wins? What are the key matchups? Find out in our preview here:

0-3 vs. ranked teams, Ohio State seeking answers

Thad Matta is happy with his team. He is just not happy with how it is playing right now. The Buckeyes are 11-0 against unranked teams but now stand 0-3 against Associated Press Top 25 teams after sustaining a 74-55 beating at No. 12 Illinois on Saturday. The inability to beat elite teams has dropped the Buckeyes from No. 4 in the preseason to No. 15 in the latest media balloting...

Under Armour Recap: Ohio State

After observing the Ohio State commits for one week in both practice sessions and the Under Armour All-America game, what are the final grades for each? How will each player fit in at the next level?

OSU Bounces Back At Purdue

The No. 15 Ohio State basketball team found a harsh reality check when losing by 19 at Illinois on Saturday, the Buckeyes' worst loss in three years. Three days later, however, OSU bounced back by grabbing its first road win of the season at Purdue.

Thomas lifts Ohio State past Purdue

Deshaun Thomas scored 22 points to lead No. 15 Ohio State to a 74-64 victory over Purdue on Tuesday night. The angry Buckeyes (12-3, 2-1) rebounded from their first Big Ten loss by shooting 56.4 percent from the field. They took a 10-point halftime lead despite losing point guard Aaron Craft for all but 4:19 of the first half because of early foul trouble, and Buckeyes coach Thad...

Buckeyes Finish 3rd

    The final AP Poll has been released, and the Buckeyes ended the season ranked the third best team in the country.  After Notre Dame fell horribly short in the National Title game to Alabama they only dropped to fourth in the poll.  Oregon leaped the Buckeyes to take the two spot, while Alabama tops the AP poll for the 9th time.  How Notre Dame only dropped to fourth is completely...

Shooting Issues Becoming A Trend For OSU

For most who follow the Ohio State basketball program, the Buckeyes’ 74-55 loss at Illinois on Saturday was the latest example of what could become the norm if the problems that have plagued the team all season against top foes become chronic. Thad Matta sees it differently, but that doesn't mean won't experiment with the lineup.

Ohio State commit in Action

FOX Sports Next's No. 2 middle linebacker Mike Mitchell (6'3/220) of Prestonwood Christian High School in Plano, Texas recently committed to Ohio State. Here is a look at him in action from his senior season.

Cupcake football matchups about to end in Big Ten?

If you are Wisconsin, Iowa, Ohio State, and Michigan to name a few you're lucky because every week is a sell out in your stadium or as close as possible, but for some of the other programs inside the Big Ten that's not the case, and a major reason for that could be on it's way out. You know, the dreaded cupcake game - the one where your favorite team asks you to fork...

Let's All Point and Laugh at Aaron Craft's Regression

Judge Stone, I'd like to file a motion for teammates that don't blow clown dick. I never understood the brief troll-dom displayed by Drew and Dut at the expense of Seal a few weeks ago. If you recall, those two troglodytes took turns annoyingly LOLZing at our engaged friend over a few losses to start the season of his beloved Ashley Judds. I didn’t get it at all because...

The B1G Time Nightcap: Ohio State gets by Boilermakers

Tuesday night saw just one game involving Big Ten basketball teams and that was Ohio State vs. Purdue. Unlike the last few days this one came down to the wire and was a well played game on all fronts. So, let's get into the details!  Ohio State 72, Purdue 64 What We Learned: Um, I'm not sure we learned a lot that we didn't already know about the Buckeyes, other...

Ohio State @ Purdue – LiveBlog

  Buckeye Empire is back in the swing of things with another LiveBlog for tonight’s Men’s Basketball contest against Purdue. We join our fellow Buckeye Blogger Network partners The Buckeye Battle Cry, Men of the Scarlet and Gray, and The Buckeye Blog in presenting these live chats throughout the basketball season. The Ohio State Buckeyes look to rebound against their...

The Task at Hand

Fresh off the biggest win of the season over Ohio State, Illinois must feed the fire that led to that bounce-back performance while preparing for Minnesota.
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