COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State opened its 2018-19 season with a 64-56 victory over host Cincinnati Wednesday night at newly-renovated Fifth Third Arena.
What They’re Saying – C.J. Jackson, Ohio State senior guard
On the mentality of the team early in the season
“I think we found out what kind of guys we’ve got, just guys that really care. You can’t go wrong. Everybody’s going to make mistakes. It’s a long game and it’s new. We’re a new team, new faces, so as long as they give their all you can’t really ask for anything else.”
– The last time that Ohio State played Cincinnati away was in 1920. The Buckeyes are now 2-0 when playing at Cincinnati.
– Ohio State improves to 7-4 against the Bearcats all-time.
– Ohio State is now 27-14 in games against opponents from the American Athletic Conference.
– The Buckeyes shot 43 percent from the field for the game and held Cincinnati to 27 percent shooting.
– Three Buckeyes saw their first time in a Buckeye uniform. Freshman Luther Muhammad received the start while fellow freshman Duane Washington Jr. played 20 minutes off the bench and graduate transfer Keyshawn Woods came off the bench for 27 minutes.
– Chris Holtmann’s record at Ohio State improves to 26-9. He recorded his 140th win of his career as a head coach in the win over Cincinnati.
– Holtmann improves to 3-0 against Cincinnati in his career as a head coach.
– Kaleb Wesson led the scoring effort for the Buckeyes with 15 points in the contest. The sophomore tied his career high blocks with two against Cincinnati. He has recorded two blocks in six games of his career.
– C.J. Jackson recorded 13 points in the contest. The senior finished 5 for 6 from the line and recorded two threes.
– Kyle Young recorded a career-high 10 points and tied his career-best eight rebounds.
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