February 1, 2023

Buckeyes and Badgers Battle Thursday


Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
February 2, 2023
7 p.m.
Value City Arena – Columbus, Ohio
Watch: FS1
Listen: Ohio State Radio Network from Learfield
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Wisconsin
Ohio State | Wisconsin
Season Stats: Ohio State | Wisconsin

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Coming off a tough week on the road, Ohio State returns home to start a stretch of three home games in its next four, beginning on Thursday night against Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at Value City Arena inside the Schottenstein Center and it will be televised nationally on FS1. Gus Johnson and Ohio State Hall of Famer Jim Jackson will call the action.

  • This will be the lone meeting this season between the two teams.
  • Ohio State officially leads the all-time series with Wisconsin 90-74 and 55-25 in games played in Columbus. Including vacated games, this will be the 171st all-time meeting between the two programs.
  • Last year, the teams split a pair of games with each team winning on its home floor. Ohio State stymied Wisconsin in the second half off the first meeting and pulled-away for a 74-55 victory in Columbus. In the return meeting, just a month later in Madison, the Badgers led throughout in a 78-68 victory.
  • The Buckeyes are wearing “This Game is No Secret” shirts on Thursday night vs. Wisconsin. The third annual event is organized by the coaches behind ERACISM and is in honor of the legacy of John McLendon. He led his team to a win over Duke in 1944 in a game that had to be played in secret due to Jim Crow laws.
  • Freshman Brice Sensabaugh has continued to impress through the first half of Big Ten play. He is the second leading freshmen scorer in the country and is sixth among all players in the Big Ten. He has led the team in scoring in each of the last 12 games and is averaging 19.4 ppg through the first 10 Big Ten games.
  • Senior captain Justice Sueing is just five points away from 1,500 in his career. He has scored 609 points in his Ohio State career.
  • Sean McNeil has made at least one three-pointer in all but two games this season and has 192 in his career.
  • Zed Key has scored in double figures in five of the last six games and knocked-down a three-pointer vs. Indiana last Saturday. That was his first three-pointer since giving the Buckeyes the lead with a straight-on three late in regulation vs. North Carolina on Dec. 17.
  • Wisconsin opened the season 11-2 and were atop the Big Ten standings at 3-0. But the Badgers suffered an injury to All-Big Ten forward Tyler Wahl and come to town having lost six of their last seven games.