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Season Preview For Ohio State Basketball Tickets

This is a sponsored post by our partners at TiqIQ The Ohio State Buckeyes are geared up for their 11th season under head coach Thad Matta. After a disappointing exit in the NCAA tournament in their first game to Cinderella squad Dayton, Ohio State is ranked No. 20 in both preseason polls. The loss of Aaron Craft to graduation will surely be a huge hit to the Buckeyes as Craft was...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Basketball Releases A Hype Video In Anticipation Of Its Season Opener

It’s still football season in Columbus, and it will be until early January, but Ohio State’s men’s basketball season begins tonight.  The Buckeyes, ranked No. 20 in the preseason AP Poll and Coaches Poll, take on UMass Lowell at Value City Arena tonight.  Thad Matta’s squad has to replace Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., but the Buckeyes brought in an elite recruiting...
Via College Spun
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

A lot is gone but young Buckeyes have high hopes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Try to replace 57 percent of the points, 66 percent of the 3-pointers, 60 percent of the assists and 55 percent of the steals from most teams and it's panic time. Yet at Ohio State - missing those stats with starters LaQuinton Ross, Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Aaron Craft and top sub Amedeo Della Valle all moving on - no one is pulling their hair out heading into...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes No. 2 in Big Ten media preseason poll

A poll of media members who cover Big Ten basketball have voted Ohio State to finish second in the conference's first season with 14 teams. Wisconsin, a Final Four team last year, was the unanimous selection to win the conference, no doubt in large part because the Badgers return four starters. Ohio State will have a much more different look than the Badgers as longtime point guard...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State freshman Russell able to enroll

Ohio State basketball fans can breath a sigh of relief upon the news prized recruit D'Angelo Russell will be in the Buckeyes lineup this season. Russell, a five-star recruit and the No. 2 shooting guard in the country according to Scout.com, did not enroll with the rest of the incoming freshman last week because the NCAA Eligibility Center had not cleared his transcript. Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes add transfer Anthony Lee for next season

The 2014-15 version of the Ohio State Buckeyes is going to look much different than the squads of the last two seasons. First, the starting backcourt of Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. has graduated. Then, junior LaQuinton Ross and sophomore Amedeo Della Valle both chose to pursue professional opportunities and leave Ohio State early (Della Valle for pro ball in Europe with Ross...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

One and Out: Buckeyes flop vs. Dayton

Ohio State- 59  Dayton- 60  Madness. It’s exactly what the Ohio State Buckeyes are feeling after a one-and-out showing in the NCAA Tournament. It’s also exactly what Ohio State fans and onlookers everywhere felt throughout the entire 2013-14 season. Madness is a solid summation of the entire basketball season for Ohio State. After a 15-0 start to the season, the Buckeyes became...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeye Senior Day completes long strange regular season trip

Basing your analyses of the Big Ten basketball season on anything other than pure randomness has seemingly been a fruitless task. There’s no better example of this than the current campaign for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Let’s recap just a bit: Two losses to Penn State, the first two in Thad Matta’s tenure; wins at Iowa and Wisconsin, two of the biggest threats in the upcoming...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed Indiana beats No. 22 Ohio State 72-64

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 20 points and Will Sheehey added 19 on Sunday, leading Indiana past No. 22 Ohio State 72-64. It was the second straight win for the Hoosiers (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten) -- both over ranked teams in the last four days. LaQuinton Ross and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 19 points each for the Buckeyes (22-8, 9-8) who lost their second straight...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes looking to bounce back in Bloomington

Ohio State is looking to get back on track after coming up short against another unranked opponent on the road. Coach Thad Matta's team will try to avoid another letdown against Indiana, which has taken down three straight Top 25 teams at home. The No. 22 Buckeyes figure to have their guard up as they go for a fifth win in six visits to Bloomington on Sunday. Ohio State (22-7, 9...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn St holds off No. 22 Ohio St 65-63 for sweep

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- D.J. Newbill scored 23 points, Tim Frazier added 16 and Penn State held off a late rally by No. 22 Ohio State for a 65-63 victory Thursday on Senior Night. The Buckeyes (22-7, 9-7 Big Ten) had a chance to win at the end. Coming out of a timeout with 6.8 seconds left, Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s 3-pointer rimmed out. The Nittany Lions (14-14, 5-10) grabbed the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

LaQuinton Ross is the only future NBA guy on Ohio St.’s roster

LaQuinton Ross is the only guy on this current Ohio State Buckeyes with any true NBA potential. Lenzelle Smith Jr. was on the radar for awhile, but he’s not going to be drafted. Some NBA GM might take Aaron Craft, he’s kind of like what Ben Hansbrough was in 2011. Or he might be a priority free agent. Amir Williams and Shannon Scott are big time talents, McDonald’s All-Americans...
Via The Sports Bank
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes steam past Boilers with late second half surge to win third-straight in B1G play

Junior forward LaQuinton Ross scored 17 points and senior guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 16 as No. 25 Ohio State used a late second half surge to steam past Purdue, […]
Via BuckeyeBanter.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes fly past Purdue 67-49

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Lenzelle Smith Jr., starting his 100th game, hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Ohio State past Purdue 67-49 on Saturday night, the Buckeyes' third win in a row after losing five of six. LaQuinton Ross led the way with 17 points for Ohio State (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten). Reserves Kendall Stephens and Rapheal Davis had 12 and 11 points with A.J. Hammons...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross' 17, Smith's 16 lead OSU past Purdue, 67-49

Lenzelle Smith Jr., starting his 100th game, hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 16 points to lead Ohio State past Purdue 67-49 on Saturday night, the Buckeyes' third win in a row after losing five of six. LaQuinton Ross led the way with 17 points for Ohio State (19-5, 6-5 Big Ten). Reserves Kendall Stephens and Rapheal Davis had 12 and 11 points with A.J. Hammons adding 11 for the...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes pound Purdue, 67-49

Buckeyes- 67   Purdue- 49  The Ohio State Buckeyes are loving the month of February. Ohio State is now rolling on three consecutive victories after a nightmare month of January. Big Ten wins over Wisconsin, Iowa and Purdue now have the Buckeyes back in business with a 6-5 record in the conference. The Buckeyes would play host to Purdue on Saturday night for a 6:00 pm matchup at...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Wisconsin Misses Forced Three, Drops Home Game To Ohio State

Wisconsin and Ohio State entered today’s game as two teams amidst really bad stretches. Wisconsin had lost four of five after opening the season 16-0, while Ohio State had dropped five of its last six games. Down the stretch, neither team looked like it wanted to win. With about eight seconds left with Ohio State up one, Lenzelle Smith Jr. received the ball on a fast break, but...
Via College Spun
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Ohio St., No. 14 Badgers limp into February

Ohio State's visit Saturday to Wisconsin looked like such an enticing game between two Big Ten contenders a month ago. It's interesting for different reasons now. January for two of the league's marquee teams has been about as miserable as this winter in the Midwest. Unbeaten entering the new year, the 24th-ranked Buckeyes and 14th-ranked Badgers have combined to lose nine conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio St.-Wisconsin Preview

Ohio State's visit Saturday to Wisconsin looked like such an enticing game between two Big Ten contenders a month ago. It's interesting for different reasons now. January for two of the league's marquee teams has been about as miserable as this winter in the Midwest. Unbeaten entering the new year, the 24th-ranked Buckeyes and 14th-ranked Badgers have combined to lose nine conference...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 Ohio St., No. 14 Badgers limp into February

Ohio State's visit Saturday to Wisconsin looked like such an enticing game between two Big Ten contenders a month ago. It's interesting for different reasons now. January for two of the league's marquee teams has been about as miserable as this winter in the Midwest. Unbeaten entering the new year, the 24th-ranked Buckeyes and 14th-ranked Badgers have combined to lose nine conference...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes unravel in OT, Fall 71-70 to Penn State

Ohio State- 70   Penn State- 71 Ohio State’s fall from grace continues. Ohio State (16-5, 3-5 Big Ten) fell 71-70 in an overtime thriller to Penn State (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) on Wednesday night in Columbus. The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions traded baskets for the entire 40-minutes of regulation play. Ohio State would begin to pull away, but Penn State always had enough to climb right...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross, Smith help No. 17 OSU end 4-game skid

LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 16 - including a critical 3-pointer in the waning moments - to help No. 17 Ohio State end a four-game skid with a 62-55 win over Illinois on Thursday night. Aaron Craft added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Buckeyes (16-4, 3-4 Big Ten), who had lost four in a row for the first time since 2007-08. Joseph...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes end 4-game skid against Illinois

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- All Lenzelle Smith Jr. wanted was to see his teammates happy for a change. They hadn't been for the past 19 days. LaQuinton Ross scored 18 points and Smith had 16 -- and each added critical points down the stretch -- to help No. 17 Ohio State end a four-game skid with a 62-55 win over Illinois on Thursday night. "You want to see your team smile as much as possible...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buckeyes' mistakes down stretch end in 84-74 loss

Ohio State started the week with 15 consecutive wins and ended it with consecutive losses. Now the third-ranked Buckeyes think it might be time to circle the wagons. LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points, Amir Williams had 11 and Lenzelle Smith Jr. 10 but the Buckeyes watched No. 20 Iowa make all the big plays down the stretch of an 84-74 victory Sunday. The loss followed the Buckeyes...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State Buckeyes Are Not Legitimate Final Four Contenders

The Ohio State Buckeyes were one of the last 6 unbeaten teams in the country before last night’s 71-68 loss against Michigan State. Still, with a 15-1 one record and wins against tough competition like #17 Marquette, Maryland, and Notre Dame, the Buckeyes are looked at as one of the best teams in the country. Thad Matta is a terrific coach, Aaron Craft is one of the best point...
Via Standing O Sports
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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