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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

Ohio State desperately needs D'Angelo Russell to be eligible

The Big Ten produced four of the top 12 offenses in the country last season according to Ken Pom, but you never would have known it if you watched enough Ohio State basketball. In a way, the Buckeyes personified the worst stereotypes of what the rest of the country believes the conference to be. There was little floor spacing or shooting, no attempt to run even with several great...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 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

Sibert's Defense Led To Lack Of Playing Time

With Ohio State preparing to face Dayton guard Jordan Sibert on Thursday, many are talking about the former Buckeyes' ability to shoot the ball. But current OSU guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. says that it wasn't Sibert's shooting that led to his lack of playing time, rather it was his inconsistency on the defensive end of the floor.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
March 19, 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

Buckeyes Surge Past Spartans On Senior Day

Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr.'s Columbus careers came to a fitting end on Sunday when defense and grit paved the way for a 69-67 Ohio State victory over Michigan State. LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points for the Buckeyes, who could be looking at a first round bye in the Big Ten tournament thanks to their latest victory.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
March 09, 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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio St. 64, Minnesota 46

Sam Thompson scored 16 of his season-high 19 points in the second half as the host Buckeyes overcame a 12-point deficit to knock off the Gophers in Big Ten play. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 13 points and Shannon Scott scored 10 as the Buckeyes (22-6, 9-6) won for the sixth time in seven games. Aaron Craft contributed six points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals for Ohio State...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 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 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...
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...
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s wrong with Ohio State?

The Ohio State Buckeyes started the season on a 15-0 run now they are 16-5. After the Buckeyes won the first 15 games on the schedule they dropped four straight games, losing to Michigan State, Iowa, Minnesota, and Nebraska. They would finally win their second Big Ten game of the year defeating Illinois. after that win everybody thought that they were back on track until they lost...
Via KC Sports Ninja
January 30, 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

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

Poor effort dooms ULM in 71-31 loss to No. 3 OSU

Louisiana-Monroe coach Keith Richard didn't show up for postgame interviews. Maybe he was afraid of what he might say. Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead No. 3 Ohio State past the overmatched and undermanned Warhawks 71-31 on Friday night. Richard benched his starters for the second half after they fell behind 41-20 after 20 minutes. None...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith has 17, No. 3 Buckeyes dominate ULM, 71-31

Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and LaQuinton Ross added 15 to lead No. 3 Ohio State past Louisiana at Monroe 71-31 on Friday night. Amedeo Della Valle chipped in with 14 points for the Buckeyes (13-0), who have won their first 13 games in a season for the fifth time in school history (1961, `62, `91 and 2011). Jayon James led the Warhawks (3-5), who have lost their last four...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisiana-Monroe-Ohio St. Preview

Ohio State survived its toughest challenge of the season its last time out. It's unlikely to receive much of a test in its final tuneup before the start of conference play. The third-ranked Buckeyes look to complete a perfect non-conference slate in the regular season for the first time in three years Friday night in their first meeting with Louisiana-Monroe, which hasn'...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

“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 […]
Via BuckeyeBanter.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 3 Ohio State beats Notre Dame 64-61

Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored seven of his nine points in the final 33 seconds and No. 3 Ohio State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 1:54 to play to beat Notre Dame 64-61 on Saturday night in the BlackRock Gotham Classic at Madison Square Garden. The Buckeyes (12-0), who had a woeful second half from the field, closed the game on a 14-3 run and Smith was the key to the closing...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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