Dec. 13, 2013
|Shannon Scott recorded five steals vs. Bryant.|
Ohio State Notes | NDSU Notes | Big Ten Notes/Stats
Preview: Coach Matta | Preview: Lorbach, Scott & McDonald
Download BlackRock Gotham Classic Program | 2013-14 Schedule
Purchase Online | Ohio State Men’s Basketball | OhioStateHoops | @OhioStateHoops
@JeffBoals | @Greg_Paulus | @CoachCSpartz | @CoachJDiebler
@DRich111 | @OSUADAthComm | @DWarner_OSU
No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0) vs. The North Dakota State Bison (7-3)
|Date:||Dec. 14, 2013|
|Site:||Value City Arena (19,049)|
|Game Time:||8:15 p.m. ET|
|Talent:|| Tom Hamilton (play-by-play)
Stephen Bardo (expert analysis)
|Radio:||OSU-IMG Sports Network (56 stations)|
|Satellite Radio:||Sirius 134/XM 195|
|Local Radio:||WBNS FM-97.1 AM-1460|
|Radio Talent:|| Paul Keels (play-by-play)
Ron Stokes (expert analysis)
BlackRock Gotham Classic Game Program
The BlackRock Gotham Classic Program is available via the “College Hoops Events” mobile app. Fans can access the program by scanning the QR Code at http://go.osu.edu/MBB_Hoops_Events. Ohio State’s BlackRock Gotham Classic opponents are Bryant (W 86-48), North Dakota State, Delaware and Notre Dame.
Ross Names B1G POW
Junior LaQuinton Ross earned Big Ten Player of the week honors following back-to-back 20-point scoring games in wins over Maryland and Central Connecticut State. Ross averaged 21.5 points in the wins while shooting 61.5 percent from the field (16-26) and 50 percent from 3-point range (4-8). He scored 20 points in the Maryland win and then tallied a career high 23 points vs. the Blue Devils of CCSU.
Buckeyes Heating up in December
Over the last four games the Buckeyes have connected on better than 52 percent of its field goals in each game. The best shooting effort over the first five games of the season was a 47.7 percent effort in the season opener vs. Morgan State (31-65). In wins vs. North Florida (36-52/.692), Maryland (25-48/.521), Central Connecticut State (29-55/.527) and Bryant (32-61/.525), the Buckeyes have combined to shoot 57 percent from the field (122-216). LaQuinton Ross is averageing 17.3 points over the last four games on 58 percent shooting from the field (26-45). Aaron Craft (15-22/.682) and Amir Williams (20-27/.741) have been the most efficient in the stretch. Lenzelle Smith Jr. has connected on 61 percent of his shots (19-31). The last time the Buckeyes hit on half their shots over four games was in 2008-09 vs. Michigan State (23-42/.548), Michigan (25-44/.568), at Indiana (29-46/.630) and Purdue (32-53/.604). Ohio State has not put together a string of five-consecutive games shooting 50 percent or better since Thad Matta took over for the 2004-05 season.
The North Dakota State Series
Ohio State and North Dakota State will be meeting for the first time in men’s basketball.
A Look at the Bison
North Dakota State is on a five game win streak entering the game vs. the Buckeyes. The Bison downed Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Wednesday before traveling directly to Columbus. NDSU defeated the Irish 73-69. The Bison started the season with a 2-3 record before wins at Santa Clara, vs. Rider, vs. Valley City State, at Bryant and at Notre Dame. NDSU has four scorers in double figures after 10 games (7-3). Senior guard Taylor Braun leads the way with 16.2 points per game. He is followed by senior forward Marshall Bjorklund (15.2 ppg.), senior forward TrayVonn Wright (12.1 ppg.) and freshman forward Dexter Werner (12.0 ppg.). Werner is the squad`s top rebounder with 9.0 boards a game.
Ohio State vs. The Summit League
Ohio State is 5-1 all-time vs. teams currently representing the Summit League. Ohio State is 2-1 vs. Denver, 2-0 vs. South Dakota and 1-0 vs. IUPUI. The Buckeyes have not faced IPFW, Nebraska-Omaha, NDSU, South Dakota State or Western Illinois. IUPUI was the last league representative to face the Buckeyes. No. 2 Ohio State defeated IUPUI 75-64 Dec. 9, 2010 in Columbus.
Craft a Nominee for 2014 Good Works Team
The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Allstate Insurance Company announced the 202 nominees for the 2014 Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® Dec. 3. The award recognizes a select group of college basketball student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the greater good of their communities through volunteerism and civic service. In its second year, the Allstate NABC and WBCA Good Works Teams® honor players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. The student-athletes nominated for this prestigious award embody the true spirit of teamwork and giving back. The 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Teams (two five-man teams) will be announced in February 2014, selected from the list of nominees.
Noting the Bryant Game
For more on the Buckeyes click on the Ohio State Notes link above.