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  1. Don’t mess with Aaron Craft’s memory

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    Like an elephant, Ohio State’s Aaron Craft never forgets.

  2. Ohio State has multiple options as they address the loss of Deshaun Thomas

    Oct 11, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Ross watches his game-winning three-point shot along with Arizona Wildcats' Lyons in the closing seconds of their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles

    With leading scorer Deshaun Thomas now playing professionally the Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves looking for a player capable of taking the reins offensively. But if anything the 2013-14 season is setting up to be one in which multiple players shoulder the load for Thad Matta’s squad. One of those options is junior forward LaQuinton…

  3. Top 25 2014 prospect Goodluck Okonoboh commits to UNLV

    Oct 3, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

    Kelly Kline/Under Armour

    6-foot-9 power forward/center Goodluck Okonoboh has transformed himself into one of the nation’s premier big men over the last year, going from a player who was merely on the radar of some of the nation’s best programs to a highly sought-after front court prospect. On Thursday evening Okonoboh announced where he would be attending college…

  4. Big name candidates for UMass Lowell head coaching job

    May 12, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    Al Skinner

    As UMass Lowell makes the transition to Division I, they will be doing so with a new head coach. In April, former UML coach Greg Herenda accepted the head coaching job at Fairleigh Dickinson replacing Greg Vetrone. Herenda built the River Hawks into a strong Division II program compiling a record of 95-54 in his…

  5. Aaron Craft is the hero, LaQuinton Ross comes up big for Ohio State Sunday

    Mar 24, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT

    LaQuinton Ross

    Aaron Craft missed a jump shot with 29 seconds remaining and the game tied at 75-75 Sunday in Dayton against Iowa State. The ball then slipped out of bounds off of the Cyclones, giving Ohio State one more shot. And all Craft needed was another chance. As time winded down, Craft pulled up from the…

  6. Late Night Snacks: Ohio State gets a big win, UNLV holds off Boise State

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:21 AM EDT

    Anthony Marshall

    Game of the Day: No. 14 Ohio State 67,  No. 2 Indiana 58 Defense was the key for Ohio State Tuesday night in its big road win over Indiana. Aaron Craft and Shannon Scott combined for eight steals and ground Indiana’s offensive attack to a halt, including National Player of the Year candidate Victor Oladipo.…

  7. Stifling defense leads No. 14 Ohio State to win over No. 2 Indiana

    Mar 5, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

    Aaron Craft

    Ohio State’s Aaron Craft has been the textbook example of a tough, physical defensive point guard for much of this season. He has been the centerpiece of a defense that is, in turn, the engine of the Buckeyes’ Top 15 attack. But Tuesday it wasn’t just Craft who was the wrench in the system of…

  8. Deshaun Thomas leads No. 18 Ohio State to much-needed win over Minnesota

    Feb 20, 2013, 9:14 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    Ohio State shouldn’t rely so heavily on Deshaun Thomas if it wants to win in March, but Wednesday night against Minnesota, the Gophers’ severe offensive struggles masked the Buckeyes dependence. Thomas scored 19 points, though he was a less-than-efficient 6-of-16 from the floor, in Ohio State’s 71-45 dismantling of Minnesota at Value City Arena in…

  9. No. 23 Wisconsin takes advantage of ice-cold shooting from No. 13 Ohio State in win

    Feb 17, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT


    There are two key ways to beat Ohio State: 1) Force Deshaun Thomas to be the lone offensive option and dare some other Buckeye to beat you. 2) Keep up the offensive pressure and make shots, which stops Ohio State from turning defense into offense. Happen to do both in the same game and the…

  10. Pregame Shootaround 2.17.13: Big Ten steals show Sunday with Ohio State-Wisconsin

    Feb 17, 2013, 9:33 AM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    Game of the Day: No. 13 Ohio State vs. No. 20 Wisconsin (1:00 p.m. ET, CBS) The Big Ten has routinely made for the best matchups on Sunday over the past few weeks and does not disappoint this time, either. Deshaun Thomas and the Buckeyes meet a Wisconsin team that has finally and deservedly cracked…

  11. Ohio State will struggle if it can’t support Deshaun Thomas

    Feb 10, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    You can’t fault Deshaun Thomas Sunday. The 6-7 junior scored 26 points, including going 8-of-9 from the free throw line in Ohio State’s 81-68 loss to No. 1 Indiana. The cause for concern, though, is the point distribution. Thomas will get his points, as those who lead a major conference in scoring will, but it…

  12. Victor Oladipo’s importance shows as No. 1 Indiana rolls over No. 10 Ohio State

    Feb 10, 2013, 3:19 PM EDT

    Victor Oladipo

    It was a turnover that ultimately sank No. 1 Indiana on Thursday in a last-second loss to Illinois on the road. Victor Oladipo lost control of the ball on Indiana’s final possession and, despite blocking a breakaway layup to preserve the game for the moment, Tyler Griffey’s layup at the buzzer off an in-bounds pass…

  13. Late Night Snacks: Tuesday night shows college basketball means business

    Feb 6, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

    Ohio State Michigan

    Game of the Day: No. 3 Michigan 76, No. 10 Ohio State 74 (OT) It was billed as “Trey Burke vs. Aaron Craft Pt. II” and it didn’t disappoint. We saw a battle of two of the nation’s best point guards, but the most important player for Michigan in its overtime win was junior Tim…

  14. Tim Hardaway, Jr., No. 3 Michigan outlast No. 10 Ohio State in overtime thriller

    Feb 5, 2013, 11:33 PM EDT

    Tim Hardaway, Jr.

    Michigan junior Tim Hardaway, Jr. has spent much of the 2012-13 season proving that he has become more than just a three-point shooter in his third year in with the Wolverines. But on Tuesday night, he leaned on that three-point shot again and led No. 3 Michigan to a grueling 76-74 overtime win against No.…

  15. Quick Hits: Missouri, Ohio State, and more from Saturday’s action

    Jan 20, 2013, 2:32 PM EDT


    There was a lot of college basketball action on Saturday. Let’s take a look at some overlooked observations from the deep slate: Missouri misses Michael Dixon…badly Of the ten players who got minutes in Missouri’s big loss to Florida, nine of them did not see the floor in a Tigers uniform last season. That means…

  16. Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State give No. 2 Michigan first loss of season in Big Ten thriller

    Jan 13, 2013, 3:46 PM EDT

    Deshaun Thomas

    When Trey Burke stepped up and hit a three-pointer on Michigan’s opening possession Sunday against Ohio State, it looked like the Wolverines were on the right track. Score early, score often, and get a win on the road. But things quickly went down hill from there. No. 15 Ohio State ripped off a furious 16-0…

  17. Trey Burke is ready to return home to face Ohio State this time

    Jan 11, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    Trey Burke

    With conference play in full effect, the weekend’s schedule is slated with several top-25 matchups, one of those being No. 15 Ohio State hosting No. 2 Michigan. The game will be a homecoming for Michigan’s sophomore guard and player of the year contender, Trey Burke, who is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Burke hopes to…

  18. Deshaun Thomas, No. 15 Ohio State bounce back after loss to Illinois, beat Purdue

    Jan 9, 2013, 12:04 AM EDT

    deshaun thomas

    Behind 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting from Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State bounced back from a loss over the weekend to beat Purdue on the road, 74-64, at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Ind. After a 19-point loss at the hands of No. 11 Illinois on Saturday, the Buckeyes came out Tuesday with more energy, outrebounding…

  19. Pregame Shootaround 12.22.12: Ohio State vs. Kansas highlights loaded Saturday

    Dec 22, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ben McLemore

    Each day, CollegeBasketballTalk brings you the “Pregame Shootaround,” which will lay out a preview for the slate of games that night. We’ll take a look at some key match-ups and important games, as well as make some predictions and point out what you need to watch for. Take a look below at today’s edition: Note:…

  20. Keita Bates-Diop commits to coach Thad Matta and Ohio State

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:10 PM EDT

    Thad Matta

    Ohio State coach Thad Matta got a major commitment from the Class of 2014 on Sunday, securing a pledge from Illinois native Keita Bates-Diop, multiple outlets are now reporting. Bates-Diop is a 6-7, 190-pound swingman with a lean, lanky frame. He runs the floor well and is crafty around the rim, making him a solid fit…

  21. Ohio State-Marquette Carrier Classic game canceled due to weather conditions

    Nov 9, 2012, 8:13 PM EDT

    Buzz Williams Carrier Classic

    After a delay of close to an hour, the 2012 Carrier Classic between Marquette and No. 4 Ohio State was canceled due to unfavorable weather conditions. With the game-time temperature hovering just above 50 degrees in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., condensation gathered on the court built aboard the USS Yorktown. Concerns about player safety ultimately led…

  22. Watch as crew assembles floor for 2012 Carrier Classic between Marquette and Ohio State [Video]

    Nov 9, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    2012 Carrier Classic

    No. 4 Ohio State tips off against Marquette at 7 p.m. on the NBC Sports Network in the 2012 Carrier Classic. Docked off the coast of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., the game takes place onboard the USS Yorktown, where 8,000 active-duty servicemembers will be in attendance. This year’s Carrier Classic is a double-header, with the Ohio…

  23. Marquette/Ohio State preview: Season kickoff in the Carrier Classic

    Nov 9, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Final Four - Ohio State v Kansas

    It’s finally here, folks. The first full day of college basketball games (that actually count) is upon us, with one of the feature games being Marquette versus No. 4 Ohio State in the Carrier Classic at 7 p.m. EST on the NBC Sports Network. The two teams will get down to business aboard the flight…

  24. DeShaun Thomas leads the way in Ohio State exhibition win over Walsh

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:13 PM EDT

    Ohio State Buckeyes' Deshaun Thomas celebrates after the Buckeyes recovered a turnover against the Cincinnati Bearcats during the second half of their men's NCAA East Regional basketball game in Boston

    Ohio State will begin the regular season as a top-five team and, in their final tune-up before their season opener, got a double-digit exhibition win over Walsh, 83-71, at Value City Arena in Columbus. Junior forward DeShaun Thomas, expected to be a leader on this year’s Buckeye team after the departure of Jared Sullinger, scored…

  25. 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh cuts his list of schools to six

    Oct 19, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

    Noah Vonleh

    Top ten recruit, Noah Vonleh (New Hampton/Haverhill, MA) decided to reclassify to the class of 2013, back in September. Fast forward a month and the 6-foot-9 Vonleh has already trimmed his list of schools down to just six. According to’s Adam Zagoria, Vonleh is only considering Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Syracuse, Ohio State, and…