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  • 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 […]
  • Hoops & Scoops | Matta talks season's end on final call-in show March 13, 2017
    The last time Thad Matta spoke publicly, Ohio State’s season was still potentially alive. It was last Wednesday inside the Buckeyes’ locker room at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C., shortly after Rutgers had knocked them out of the first round of the Big Ten tournament. Since then, Ohio State was not extended an NIT bid […]
  • Hoops & Scoops | Where did it all go wrong? March 13, 2017
    The news that Ohio State wasn’t invited to the NIT – not that a bid was turned down, but that it wasn’t even extended – came as a shock to even those within the program. It’s obviously been a rough season for the Buckeyes, and sinking to this point doesn’t happen in just one game or […]

RSS OSU Women’s basketball

  • 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 […]
  • Rob Oller: Ohio State's Linnae Harper stays on even keel against Kentucky ex-teammates March 20, 2017
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Ah, yes, that awkward moment when you enter the room, only to find your ex-significant other — the one you dumped for someone else — hosting the party.Avoid eye contact? Spend the next two hours in the bathroom? Linnae Harper did neither. The Ohio State guard walked into Kentucky’s Memorial Coliseum like she owned it, […]
  • Ohio State women's basketball | McCoy steps up in win over Kentucky March 19, 2017
    In 23 minutes, Ohio State freshman forward Tori McCoy finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. She didn’t miss any of her six shots and added four blocks to her stat line.