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2016 Schedule
21-14, 7th in Big Ten
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Vote: Best college basketball teams that never were

After 10 years of one-and-done NBA draft prospects, we thought about a world where players stayed in college for three or four years. The would-be rosters are pretty daunting. You pick the best.

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Imagine three years of a healthy Oden

What if the NBA played by the same draft rules as the NFL, and players had to stay at least three years in college? OSU may have cut down nets with a healthy, experienced Greg Oden & Co. What if it was three-and-done?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State transfer Daniel Giddens announced he's heading to Alabama. Also considered Georgia, TCU and Pittsburgh. ESPN 100 prospect coming out of high school, averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks during his one season with the Buckeyes.

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The 10 best offensive showings of the past decade

Villanova's scoring barrages in the NCAA tournament were nearly off the charts and rival the best outings of the past decade, including blowouts by Ohio State, Syracuse and, yes, even DePaul.

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Champ Nova to open Gavitt Games vs. Purdue

The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.

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83dJeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman

Stony Brook hires Buckeyes' Boals as new coach

Jeff Boals, an assistant at Ohio State for seven seasons, is the new men's head basketball coach at Stony Brook, the school announced Saturday.

Trouble at Ohio State? (2:27)

2017 Bracketology: No. 11 Seeds

  • East: Wichita State Shockers
  • West: Utah Utes
  • South: Florida State/Ohio State
  • Midwest: San Diego State
See the full bracket

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87dJohn Gasaway

Ranking all 78 NCAA tournament champions

Villanova captured its second national title when Kris Jenkins hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to beat North Carolina. Where do the 2016 Wildcats rank on the list of other NCAA tournament champs?

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Buckeyes lose 3 freshmen in 2 days to transfer

Freshmen Mickey Mitchell and A.J. Harris are leaving Ohio State's basketball team, becoming the second and third players this week to announce they won't return next season to the Buckeyes.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State freshman Mickey Mitchell has requested his release and will transfer, sources told ESPN. Former four-star prospect coming out of high school, started seven games for the Buckeyes this season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State freshman Daniel Giddens has requested his release and is expected to transfer, sources told ESPN. Started seven games this past season, has three years of eligibility remaining.

5-foot-9 Harris dunks on 'entire state of Florida' (0:20)
Kasey Hill puts in miraculous up-and-under layup (0:22)

Ohio State tops Akron 72-63 in OT in NIT opener

Jaquan Lyle and Marc Loving both had 18 points with career-high rebounds and Ohio State dominated in overtime for a 72-63 win over Akron in a first-round game of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Loving: We couldn't overlook Akron (1:51)

Team Stats

Points Per Game69.0
Rebounds Per Game46.0
Assists Per Game9.0
Points Allowed68.5Tied-37th

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Tournament History

Final Fours11
Tournament Record55-30
Championship Seasons1960
Tournament Appearances31