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OSU Women's Basketball Team Speeds Toward The NCAA Sweet 16

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When OSU beat Kentucky 82-68 in women's hoops on Sunday, their victory ensured that they're headed to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second year in a row. The game was also a huge victory for OSU's star junior guard Kelsey Mitchell, who became the Big Ten's all-time career three-point leader.

Many athletes would have considered the achievement quite impressive in its own right, but Mitchell seems focused solely on the tournament. When pressed for an answer about what this record means to her, Mitchell reminded journalists that the tournament is about acting as a cohesive team. She considers herself more of a team player than an individual.

Mitchell also invoked a popular phrase when she told reporters that she wants to survive and advance before thinking about anything else. Teams around the Big Ten use this refrain to remind themselves that you have to survive each individual game if you want to make it to the Big Dance.

3/22/2017 12:50:09 PM
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Ohio State Set To Begin Big Ten Tournament

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This coming Wednesday during the Big Ten Tournament in Washington, D.C., fans will get a chance to see No. 11 seed Ohio State face off against No. 14 seed Rutgers.

Saturday afternoon marked off the closing of Ohio State's regular season with an upset by Indiana with a final score of 96-92. The Buckeyes are now looking forward to a better performance during the Big Ten tournament. They need a good number of wins to get into NCAA March Madness.

Sunday night concluded all regular season games for college basketball and league brackets were also finalized. Opening the Big Ten Tournament in Washington D.C on Wednesday at 7 PM, if Ohio State is able to pull off a win, they will advance to play No. 6 Seed Northwestern on Thursday.

3/7/2017 11:17:50 AM
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Ohio State Womens Basketball vs Minnesota

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The Ohio State Basketball team, the Buckeyes, have improved their season performance to 18-5. They beat Minnesota's Golden Gophers 88-76 on Thursday evening.

The opposing guard, Carlie Wagner from the Golden Gophers scored 34 points during that game, which is starting to reflect a trend this season. The Buckeyes gave up 38 points to Katelynn Flaherty, a Michigan guard and Tori Jankoska, Michigan State guard in other games.

What worked for the Buckeyes was having Kelsey Mitchell who scored 25 points shooting 7 of 16 from the field. Mitchell actually scored four of the team's five three-pointers during that game.

Shayla Cooper is the Buckeyes only senior player and she also played well with a season best 18 points at 8 of 10 from the field. Stephanie Mavunga also performed well with a game best of 16 rebounds.

1/28/2017 7:09:46 AM
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Andre Wesson Becomes A Buckeye
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Ohio State signs Andre Wesson; Andre Wesson has officially signed his letter-of-intent to become an Ohio State Buckeye, choosing them over Richmond and Butler.

Talent runs in the family of the 6-7 Wesson with his brother being the 6-10, 290 lbs., Kaleb Wesson. In fact the brothers' father is Keith Wesson - a former Buckeye himself in the mid-1980s.

Andre's prospects were boosted by a stellar senior year as part of the Westerville South team that won the Division 1 State championship with a 26-4 season. He was honored with being voted player of the year in the Ohio Capital Conference after a game average of 17.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

7/1/2016 9:52:22 AM
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Ohio State Basketball Scoop

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The 2016-17 non-conference schedule for Ohio State Basketball was released on Tuesday.

The Ohio State Basketball squad has the entire starting lineup returning from the 2015-16 season. Last year's disappointing performance culminated in an NIT invite. This year's team will have the opportunity to avenge 2 of their losses in non-conference suffered last season.

Ohio State's non-conference schedule has some of the same teams from last year. For the second year in a row, the Bucks face Virginia from the Big Ten/ACC challenge. They travel to play the Cavaliers on the 30Th of November. Additionally, they host Connecticut on Dec. 10Th, which is the second game of a home-and-home contest against the UConn Huskies.

5/29/2016 9:57:23 PM
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Evan Turner's Jersey Hung At The Jerome Schottenstein Center

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History was made on Tuesday night as Evan Turner became the fifth ex-Buckeye to have his jersey hoisted into the rafters at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. It joins John Havlicek's, John Lucas's, Gary Bradds's, and Jim Jackson's in receiving this honor. The ceremony took place as the Buckeyes played (and beat) the Michigan Wolverines, a very fitting opponent to celebrate Turner's college career. Indeed, his dramatic buzzer-beating three-pointer in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big Ten Tournament is perhaps the defining moment of the 2010 National Player of the Year's Buckeyes career.

You might think that the ideal opponent was planned, but it was not. Turner currently plays for the NBA's Boston Celtics, meaning that he could only personally attend the ceremony during the NBA All-Star Break. The Buckeyes only had one home game during the NBA break, and it was the luck of the draw that it happened to be against Michigan.

5/19/2016 10:50:12 PM
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Ohio State Basketball Gets Derek Funderburk

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Derek Funderburk posted on his Twitter profile that he has agreed to play for Ohio State and Thad Matta. Derek who graduates from St. Edwards in 2016 has made the decision to become a Buckeye when he starts college.  While 247Sports has ranked this four-star player as the number six center with an overall rate of forty-one, while in the state of Ohio he is ranked as the number four player.

Funderburk has stated that Ohio State wants him to play the at position he wants to play at the next level. This position is as small forward. Ohio State wants him to be able to step out and shoot 3s. He said he will play center while in high school but when it comes to the NBA he wants to be a 3 or a stretch 4.

4/2/2015 6:51:52 PM
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10 Seed Ohio State Against VCU Thursday

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Ohio State finished their season with 23 wins including 11 in the Big Ten conference, earning them a 10 seed in the NCAA tournament West Region. The quarterfinal loss in the Big Ten tournament was a little unpleasant for the Buckeyes but they still got a decent spot in March Madness. They are now scheduled to play Thursday against 7th seed Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Portland Oregon.

VCU had a record of 26-9 and played in the Atlantic 10 conference were they went 12-6. They also won the conference championship, beating Dayton 71-65 on Sunday.

3/16/2015 4:30:47 PM
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The Buckeyes Are Ready for the New Season
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English: National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Championship Trophy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Buckeyes basketball schedule has been released. Starting November 9th, the Buckeyes shall play five teams twice. One game shall be on home turf and the second one would be away. They shall also be playing 8 teams once. The full 31 game schedule is available online

The Buckeyes represent the university in NCAA Division I College Basketball competition. Way back in 1898 is when the Basketball team was formed and since winning their first National Championship in 1960, they’ve made a total of 21 appearances in the NCAA tournaments.

Ohio state boats of basketball greats such as Larry Siegfried, Jessica Davenport, Fred Taylor and Frank Howard among its alumni.

9/11/2014 9:09:11 AM
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Daniel Giddens To Join The Ohio State Men's Basketball Team

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Daniel Giddens is to join the recruiting class of the 2015 Ohio State Men's basketball team. The coach has a history of recruiting basketball team hopefuls by taking them to the university's football games. With this approach, the potential new players can experience the dedication of the Buckeyes fans.

Giddens had already made his official campus visit after committing to becoming the fourth new recruit on the basketball team. He visited on June 27th through the 29th with his family. He felt it was the perfect time to see the team's summer training regimen. He decided to visit the school over the summer because it made for a more private, low-key atmosphere.

7/7/2014 9:39:43 AM
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Squads Decline LaQuinton Ross And Aaron Craft For NBA Draft
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It has taken almost a decade, but finally there was an NBA draft yesterday, that did not call a player from Ohio State.

Both LaQuinton Ross (small forward) and Aaron Craft (point guard) were left out of the sixty players chosen over a couple of rounds.

Each player is likely to enroll with a squad on a freelance basis, to participate in the July NBA summer tournament, and attempt to gain an invite to a squad's pre season training base.

7/2/2014 1:48:50 PM
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Key OSU Basketball Player Did Not Start Classes

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D'Angelo Russell is a freshman who was supposed to start on the front lineup and have a starting position with the Ohio State men's basketball team. Although he should have been starting with the team, D'Angelo Russell was not able to begin classes this summer at Ohio State.

Russell is considered the highest rated freshman out of all the incoming new freshmen to join Ohio State men's basketball team.

Russell was unable to begin this summer term because his high school transcripts were not cleared. The NCAA Eligibility Center confirms that they still need to receive his standardized test scores.

6/19/2014 1:56:04 PM
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Della Valle Leaves Ohio State Basketball To Go Pro In Europe

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Everyone knows the loss against Dayton in the NCAA first round was the final game for point guard Aaron Craft and forward Lenzelle Smith Jr, but now we learn Amedeo Della Valle is also leaving the team for a chance to go pro. He plans to play in Europe next year instead of returning to OSU.

3/24/2014 3:15:46 PM
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Ohio State And Dayton Flyers NCAA Tournament Connections

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It is interesting to know that the current Dayton Flyers head coach is the former assistant of Ohio State.   Thad Matta was excited to find out he would face Archie Miller in the tournament and was glad his former assistant made the dance. Apart from the leadership side, there is also a former Ohio State player, Jordan Sibert, who is now the Dayton Flyers leading scorer.

3/18/2014 9:23:11 AM
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The Ohio State Buckeyes And The Dayton Flyers In The Coming NCAA Tournament
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Ohio State and Dayton will battle it out in a first round NCAA Tournament game scheduled to take place on Thursday, in the Buffalo South Regional. We saw the Ohio State Buckeyes take the five seed in this season's Big Ten Tournament. They are however a number six seed in the South Regional after having gone 13-0 out of conference and 3-1 in neutral site games.

3/18/2014 8:47:44 AM
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