Posted March 22, 2013 on
Ohio State junior forward Deshaun Thomas was away from the birth of his first-born son a year ago today. With Deshaun Jr. in the stands exactly one year later, Thomas scored 24 points and led the Buckeyes to a 95-70 win over Iona in their NCAA Tournament opener. Thomas broke out of a slump, but was happier to do it with his son in the building this time.
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Ohio State is preparing for a big game at an arena that has not been kind to the Buckeyes.
Second-seeded Ohio State is one win away from reaching the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for a fourth straight season, something the Buckeyes have never done in their history. Ohio State (23-11) can pull it off by beating 10th-seeded Iowa State (23-11) at the University of Dayton Arena...
Thad Matta loves the University of Dayton Arena.
Even though Ohio State hasn't fared all that well there since he's been head coach - never made it out intact in the NCAA tournament - it's still the place for his fondest college memory. It's where he hit a game-winning shot for Butler.
The second-seeded Buckeyes (26-7) open on Friday against Iona (20-13).
As Ohio State prepares to begin the NCAA Tournament, some have debated just how good this late-charging Buckeye squad is compared to some of Thad Matta's previous teams. BuckeyeSports.com ran some numbers and came up with some conclusions on which Matta squads might be best.
If you happen to be living under a rock, and missed these two dunks, get your popcorn ready.
First, the Sam “Slam” Thompson Dunk from THE Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Iona
Elevation at its finest.
Next up, maybe even more impressive if I’m doing my best to be unbiased (pretty hard, both awesome) is the Chase Fieler dunk from the Florida Gulf Coast bracket destroying upset...
Saginaw Heritage (Mich.) sophomore S-WR Brian Cole visited Ohio State and left with an offer. He talked about the day and which position the Buckeyes see him at.
DETROIT (AP) -- Peter Schneider and T.J. Tynan scored goals and Notre Dame rallied past Ohio State in the first semifinal of the CCHA tournament on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.
Ryan Dzingel gave the third-seeded Buckeyes a 1-0 lead with his 16th goal of the season in the first period, but the Irish, the No. 2 seed, rallied with a goal in each period. Jeff Costello sealed the victory...
Bulletin board material has been all over the web this week from the Iona players. They’ve even claimed that the defense they play in practice compares to that of Craft and Scott. These are things I find funny, and you should too. Join the conversation below!
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When one football-shaped door closed for Maurice Clarett, a rugby-shaped one opened for the former Ohio State standout.
The 29-year-old has joined the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Program in Columbus, Ohio, and he is determined to make his football skills translate into rugby ones in time for Rio 2016.
And so far, Clarett has more than impressed, despite not being in game-ready...
Former star Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has set his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio, joining the Tiger Rugby Olympic Development Program.
A season that put the Ohio State men's hockey program back on the national radar in the sport ended Saturday afternoon when Notre Dame beat OSU in a CCHA semifinal at Joe Louis Arena. Ryan Dzingel scored for the Buckeyes, who lost a 3-1 decision.
Score: No. 2 Ohio State 95, No. 15 Iona 70
Star(s): Ohio State: Sam Thompson 20 Pts, 10 Reb. Deshaun Thomas 24 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast. Iona: Tavon Sledge 20 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk.
Story: All of the talk leading up to this one was about Momo Jones, and most of it came form Mr. Jones himself. Now it’s about the way Aaron Craft and the Buckeyes stifled the nation’s third...