Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball 2013 News and Updates
10/25/13 - The Ohio State Buckeyes are leading contenders from the Big Ten, being one of two teams to have made a NCAA Tournament
run every decade since the 1930s. Under coach Thad Matta, the Buckeyes have twice contended in the Sweet 16, once in the Final 4
, and finished as runner-ups for the Big Ten (in the Elite 8) last season. Ohio has a great chance spearheading the Big Ten Tournament
this year, with numerous senior players returning to provide the experience so necessary in games.
The Scarlet and Gray will open their season against Morgan State
on Nov 9 at Schottenstein Center
. The OSU-Michigan State
rivalry will play out on Jan 7 for a big on the road showdown, they will end the season against the Spartans on Mar 9 at home. Ohio will kick-off the Gotham Classic on Dec 21 at Madison Square Garden against Notre Dame
. Finishing with 13 Big Ten victories last season, the boys are primed for another excellent run, and will start their Big Ten play New Year’s Eve, at Purdue
The Buckeyes are another elitist team left with a couple gaping holes, due to players leaving for the NBA, namely Deshaun Thomas (19.5 point average) and Evan Ravenel. But watch out for point guard Aaron Craft, a leading defender in the league, and now Ohio’s number one scorer. He will look to make even more moves as a seasoned senior, working in tandem with Lenzelle Smith Jr., highest rebound points and second highest scorer on the team, and LaQuinton Ross, a major threat on offense. Key newcomers will be Marc Loving and Kameron Williams.