Ohio State Men's Basketball Gameday Dec. 5, 2018
Opponent Illinois (2-6, 0-1 B1G)
Site United Center (23,500)
Time 7 p.m. ET
Television BTN | BTN2Go
Talent Dave Revsine (Play-By-Play)
Robbie Hummel (Expert Analysis)
Radio OSU-IMG Sports Network (67 stations)
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Local Radio WBNS-FM 97.1
Satellite Radio Sirius (135) / XM (195/196)
Radio Talent Paul Keels (Play-By-Play)
Ron Stokes (Expert Analysis)
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Game Notes Ohio State | Illinois | Big Ten
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Early Notable Numbers
C.J. Jackson is averaging 14.7 points a game and has the Buckeyes off to a 3-0 start … he needs three made 3-pointers to reach 100 for his Ohio State career (97-268/.362) … has scored 651 career points and is on pace to become Ohio State’s next 1,000-point scorer … Jackson leads five Buckeyes averaging double-figure scoring followed by Duane Washington Jr. (11.7 ppg), Kaleb Wsson (10.7), Jaedon LeDee (10.0) and Keyshawn Woods (10.0) … freshman Luther Muhammad has started each game this season and averages 27.0 minutes and 9.0 points a game … Washington Jr., is 10 of 15 from 3-point range (.667) in three appearances … Kyle Young is 8-for-10 shooting this season.
Scouting The South Carolina State Bulldogs
South Carolina State enters the game vs. the Buckeyes with a record of 1-2 (as of 11/15/18) after a season-opening win over the Brevard College Tornados (99-51) and road losses to Tulsa (74-52) and Charleston Southern (89-72.) The Bulldogs are led by junior forward Damni Applewhite’s 20.7 points per game. Junior forward Ozante Fields leads the team in rebounding with 8.0 boards a game.
Ohio State vs. The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Ohio State is 17-0 all-time vs. the teams that currently make up the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. The Buckeyes have faced each current member of the league at least once with the exception of Maryland-Eastern Shore, who has yet to face the Buckeyes. Ohio State last faced a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team Nov. 14, 2016 in Columbus when North Carolina Central traveled to Columbus. The Buckeyes won that game 69-63. in C.J. Jackson’s second game of his Ohio State career, he handed out eight assists vs. UNCC to go with three points and two steals in 23 minutes off the bench.