“Never say die” Buckeyes rally in the final minute to stun Notre Dame, remain unbeaten

Senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored all nine of his points in the final 44 seconds of the game to help lead No. 3/2 Ohio State to an improbable 64-61 […]
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes Beat Down Bryant In Gotham Classic

Ohio State advanced to 9-0 on the season with an 86-48 win over Bryant on Wednesday. The Buckeyes were paced by a familiar face in Lenzelle Smith Jr., but also enjoyed a late game celebration thanks to the unlikely highlight reel-worthy play of walk-on Jake Lorbach.
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Buckeyes return 4 starters in Matta's 10th season

Lenzelle Smith Jr. doesn't need a calendar to know when Ohio State's basketball season is drawing near. After being around him for going on four years, Smith can just look at coach Thad Matta. ''You can tell when coach Matta is kind of falling back a little bit and is taking it easy,'' Smith said with a grin. ''And then you can tell when basketball...
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October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith Jr. Helps Bucks Survive Off Night In Lincoln

Nebraska is just 11-12 and 2-8 in the Big Ten conference this season. Still, if there’s one sentence that I’ve said in about every article since New Year’s, it’s that “winning on the road in the Big Ten isn’t easy”. The Buckeyes nearly fell into that trap with cold shooting and a lazy closeout as the Huskers got as close as five with just under three minutes remaining...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ohio State Wins Season Opener, Defeats Albany 82-60

After having the Carrier Classic cancelled on Friday, the Ohio State Men’s Basketball team opened its season on Sunday afternoon with an 82-60 win over Albany in Columbus. Late in the first half, Ohio State trailed 23-22 before going on a 17-2 run capped by a buzzer beating 3-pointer by Lenzelle Smith Jr. to give the Buckeyes a 39-25 halftime lead.  Deshaun Thomas scored 13 of...
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November 11, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 4 Buckeyes manhandle Michigan, claim first place

Four players scored in double figures led by Lenzelle Smith Jr.’s 17 points as No. 4 Ohio State defeated Michigan, 64-49, in front of a sellout crowd at Value City Arena, Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Buckeyes claim sole possession of first place in the Big Ten at...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Ohio State 64, Michigan 49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as Ohio State (No. 3 ESPN/USA Today, No. 4 AP) flexed its muscle inside to beat Michigan (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) 64-49 on Sunday, keeping the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten.
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

#3 Ohio State Buckeyes Take Down Michigan Wolverines

Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 17 points and hauled in 12 boards on Sunday afternoon as the Ohio State men’s basketball team downed their archrival Michigan 64-49. The Buckeyes also got 13 points from Jared Sullinger and 12 each from William Buford and DeShaun Thomas. The win gave Ohio State sole possession of first place in the conference. The Buckeyes also extended their home win streak...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Behind Smith Jr., Ohio State tops Michigan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State flexed its muscle inside to beat No. 20 Michigan 64-49 on Sunday, keeping the Buckeyes in a first-place tie in the Big Ten. Jared Sullinger added 13 points and William Buford and Deshaun Thomas both had 12 for Ohio State (19-3, 7-2), which ran its winning streak over...
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January 29, 2012  |  Discuss

#5 Buckeyes Get Revenge, Defeat #8 Indiana

The eighth-ranked Indiana Hoosiers had no shot of walking out of Schottenstein Center with a win on Sunday afternoon. The fifth-ranked Ohio State men’s basketball team came out focused and determined with one thing on their mind: revenge. That’s exactly what they got. After losing to the Hoosiers on December 31st and after losing to Illinois last Tuesday, the Buckeyes came out...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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