2021 B1G Men's Basketball Tournament Central

After defeating 13-seed Minnesota4-seed Purdue, and top-seeded ❌ichigan, fifth-seeded Ohio State earned their way into the title game for the first time since 2013.

In the championship game, the Buckeyes fought back from 17 points down against 2-seed Illinois, but eventually fell in overtime, 91-88.

Buckeyes bested by Illini in overtime, 91-88

There was no quit in Ohio State throughout the game, battling the #3 team in the country.

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OHIO STATE ousts top-seed ❌ICHIGAN, 68-67

In a classic battle between the rivals, fifth-seeded Ohio State (21-8) defeated top-seeded Michigan (21-4) in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament, 68-67, to punch their ticket to the championship game.

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BUCKEYES overcomes PURDUE in overtime, 87-78

Wins never come easy in March, but the fifth-seeded Ohio State move on to the Big Ten Tournament semifinals after Friday’s 87-78 overtime victory over fourth-seeded Purdue.

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BUCKEYES grind out GOPHERS, 79-75

Ohio State got back in the win column Thursday as the fifth-seeded Buckeyes held off thirteen-seed Minnesota 79-75 in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Holtmann Named Naismith COY Finalist

Holtmann, one of 10 finalists nationally, is in his fourth season at Ohio State and has taken the Buckeyes to the NCAA Tournament twice before a chance for a third trip to the postseason was canceled last March.

🏆 @EasyE2432 has also been officially named to the coaches All-Big Ten first team❗️ pic.twitter.com/Z8nPFYufmb

— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 9, 2021

🏅 Congratulations to @dwizthekid4 on being named to the coaches & media All-Big Ten Third Team 🙌 pic.twitter.com/ykltBPEp02

— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 9, 2021

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LIDDELL ADDED TO WOODEN BALLOT

The Buckeye forward is one of 15 candidates for the Wooden Award All-American Team and the Wooden Award Trophy, given to the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States.