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  • Ohio State men's basketball | 10 years later: Buoyed by Lewis' shot, Buckeyes advance through NCAA Tournament to Sweet 16 March 23, 2017
    It's been a full decade since Greg Oden, Mike Conley and the "Thad Four" helped power Ohio State to its first appearance in the national championship game since 1960. With the most high-profile recruiting class in program history and a mix of key veterans, the Buckeyes would finish 35-4 and lose to Florida, 84-75, in […]
  • College basketball: Clark Kellogg grateful for 25 years as part of March Madness March 23, 2017
    Motivating a room of professionals isn’t the easiest part of Harold Bryant’s job. So when all those who help bring the NCAA Tournament to television gathered for a pre-Selection Show seminar, the CBS Sports executive producer and senior vice president for production tapped into the inspiration of one of the longest-tenured members of the team.That […]
  • Did you know? Ohio State helped launch March Madness in 1939 March 17, 2017
    The NCAA tournament has been held annually since 1939, but there was very little madness in that first March.Ohio State basketball coach Harold Olsen created the eight-team tournament in response to what he considered to be an arbitrary selection process used by the National Invitation Tournament, which began the previous year. […]
  • Ohio State men's basketball: Thompson to enter NBA draft March 14, 2017
    Trevor Thompson will enter the NBA draft but is undecided about potentially returning to Ohio State for his senior season, The Dispatch has learned.ESPN’s Jeff Goodman broke the news this afternoon that Thompson would forego his senior season and enter the draft, but players can declare for the draft and go through workouts while maintaining […]
  • Rob Oller: Ohio State men need more fire, talent March 14, 2017
    After Ohio State got Rutgered out of the Big Ten men’s basketball tournament last week, a Twitter survey revealed that three of every four voters preferred the school turn down an NIT invitation.On Sunday, the majority of Buckeyes fans got their wish, although not in the way most imagined. Ohio State could not turn down […]

RSS OSU Women’s basketball

  • Ohio State women aren't shy about title aspiration March 24, 2017
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Ohio State women’s basketball team introduced four new potential contributors at the start of the 2016-17 season and continued to grow its depth when redshirt junior guard Linnae Harper became eligible in mid-December.With the increased depth came increased expectations, ones that began before the season and remain 34 games later, with the […]
  • Ohio State women's basketball: Mavunga progressing, but McGuff still noncommittal March 23, 2017
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — The question of Stephanie Mavunga’s health and game readiness has been posed to Ohio State women’s basketball coach Kevin McGuff several times during the past two weeks, and each time the answer has been similar.Weeks before the NCAA Tournament, McGuff said he was “cautiously optimistic” the redshirt junior forward, who has missed eight […]
  • OSU women's basketball: McGuff, McGraw must put friendship aside March 23, 2017
    For both No. 5 Ohio State and No. 1 seed Notre Dame, a Friday Sweet 16 matchup in Lexington’s Rupp Arena presents plenty of opportunities.With a win, Notre Dame (32-3), coached by Muffet McGraw since 1987, would compete in the Elite Eight for the sixth time in seven years. A win by Ohio State (28-6) […]
  • Ohio State women's basketball | Buckeyes in better position in return to Sweet 16 March 22, 2017
    Assessing a basketball program’s growth is often as simple as looking at the NCAA Tournament bracket.The Buckeyes (28-6), seeded fifth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament’s Lexington Region, will get an easy progress gauge Friday night when they take on No. 1 seed Notre Dame (32-3) in the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena with a chance […]
  • Women's hoops | Ohio State 82, Kentucky 68: Buckeyes advance to NCAA Sweet 16 March 20, 2017
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – A footnote to Ohio State’s 82-68 win over Kentucky on Sunday, a victory that vaulted the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year, was junior guard Kelsey Mitchell becoming the Big Ten’s all-time leader in career three-pointers."Thank you," Mitchell said multiple times in response to a postgame question about the […]