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2016 Schedule
21-14, 7th in Big Ten
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New faces in new places for Buckeyes

You won't recognize much of anyone who takes the field at the start of Week 1 for Ohio State. An overwhelming majority of the players who helped the Buckeyes get to the Fiesta Bowl last season are no longer with the team.

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New blood for Bucks

Ohio State has to replace all kinds of talent on its roster. Luckily for Urban Meyer & Co., they've recruited well, but a reload this big is no easy task.

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25dJeff 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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28dJohn 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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35dJeff Borzello

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)

Big man with a big jam

When 6-foot-10, 290-pound Akron C Isaiah Johnson has his sights set on the rim, nothing will stop him. The Zips lead their NIT opener vs. Ohio State 29-25 at halftime on ESPN.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on Ohio State and the University of Akron -- two schools that wear his signature Nike brand -- playing one another in the NIT on Tuesday: "Obviously I'm torn. You know, being a huge supporter of Ohio State, but I'm also a big supporter of my high school coach in Keith Dambrot. He helped shaped me into who I am today as a basketball player, and it's where I'm from, so I'm going with the Zips for sure."

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

That adage that it's hard to beat a team three times? Umm, not so much. Michigan State up 51-32 and has made 8 of 11 shots in second half. This game going the same way of Spartans two regular season wins: 81-62 in Columbus & 91-76 in East Lansing.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State's Thad Matta looked close to wanting to choke Jaquan Lyle going into timeout huddle. Lyle just had his third turnover on poor pass that led to Spartans run out. Michigan State about to run away with this game too up 15

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

About the only way the Buckeyes have slowed down Michigan State was the water bottle Lyle threw down that spilled on the court that has stopped play. Valentine already with 14 pts & 5 assists -- he's accounted for more points than Ohio State has scored

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State warmups were put on hold for the moment while Fieldhouse staff worked on the rim. Issue got worked out, the ladder removed and the Spartans look ready.

ESPN Stats & Info

BPI heavily favors Spartans over Bucks

ESPN's Basketball Power Index gives Michigan State an 84 percent chance to advance to the Big Ten semifinals (6:30 p.m. ET).

Team Stats

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

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